SUNDAY Sept 25
With a name that hints at color and nature, Lylak makes a point to play with heart and leave the stage a bit more beautiful than they found it.
Interweaving vocals, from Gideon Maki (vox/guitar) and Elizabeth Varnado (vox/violin/guitar), present approachable lyrics which explore the lighter and darker aspects of life and love, memory and friendship.
Dynamic guitar licks catch the ear while swelling synths, moody violin, and intricate rhythms (Paul Varnado, bass/synth; Jesse Hornbeak, drums) color the background.
Quiet Hollers formed in Louisville around singer-songwriter Shadwick Wilde. Their alt. country-styled debut, I Am the Morning, came in 2013, spawning a cult following via some critical praise, allowing the band to tour heavily, where changes in personnel and musical direction saw the band exploring territory beyond their beginnings.
Scott Whiddon is a musician, writer, and teacher living in Lexington KY. Along with playing bass for Letters of Acceptance, he's shared stages with artists ranging from Athens GA indie legends Elf Power to NPR/Pitchfork fave Lucy Dacus. From 2012-2016, Scott served as music director for the Harry Dean Stanton Fest while developing grant-supported film scores for Richard Knox Robinson (Smithsonian/National Geographic). His new solo album, the Best of Intentions, was produced by J Tom Hnatow and is set for release in Spring 2023.