Freakwater

Tue. Mar 15, 2016 at 8:00pm CDT
19 and Over
Price: $15.00
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Price: $15.00
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Freakwater

Freakwater's Janet Bean and Catherine Irwin first put their distinctive harmonies to tape under a swinging Kentucky country ham in Janet's parent's basement. That was 1985. Cassette tapes sometimes have a way of landing in the right hands. Probably the biggest thing to result from Freakwater's first record (Freak Water,1989) was meeting their future and all-time bass player, Dave Gay. Janet and Catherine and Dave have been the steely heart of the band ever since. Freakwater's darkly beautiful songs have been compared (mostly favorably) to practically anyone from the world of "outsider country" or "Americana" one might feel unworthy of being compared to. The band has released seven highly acclaimed studio albums, although their rate of production has been wildly sporadic. Freakwater's lack of any normal human ambition and complete inability to capitalize on the brightest moments of critical acclaim have endeared them to their most loyal fans - while their dense shroud of mystery continues to lure the young and vulnerable. It has been almost nine years since the release of their last record,Thinking Of You (Thrill Jockey).

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The Mill 120 East Burlington Street
Iowa City, IA 52240