Here’s a combination that you will most certainly want to partake in: sitting on a classic Union chair, gazing out at moonlit waves of Lake Mendota and becoming mesmerized by the soulful, blues-rock artists Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons and Stolen Silver.
This Friday, Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons headline the night to bring citizens of Madison their unique bluesy feel. Originally from Babbitt, MN and Appleton, WI, Cory Chisel has moved throughout the states searching for music inspiration. The son of a preacher, Chisel grew up sheltered from pop music, but still managed to develop a talent for music. Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons’ song, “Born Again,” which was co-written with Brendan Benson, describes Chisel’s mixed feelings toward his religious background. Rolling Stone also named Chisel one of the “Best New Artists” of 2009 for “Death Won’t Send a Letter” (though he’d already made four albums by then). The chill guitar tones and expressive lyrics deserve to be recognized.
Friday’s show comes on the heels of Tuesday’s release of Old Believers, which was inspired by George Harrison and Elvis Costello. You can preview the entire album over at AOL.The album has been eagerly awaited, with Rolling Stone premiering song “I’ve Been Accused” months ago. Chisel is poised to establish himself as one of the most prominent blues-rock artists in the nation, which is why we’re honored to host this free show featuring a hometown hero.
Opener Stolen Silver who has been gaining their own traction in the Chicago area. This melodious band combines folk and rock genres to create their varying sound. Steve Forsteneger from the Illinois Entertainer describes Stolen Silver as, “oaken harmonies to fit somewhere between Fleet Foxes and Seryn… you can call them the local chapter of Bon Iver-induced soft-rock revival.” Their debut self-titled album includes diverse songs, such as the pop-rock “Please Stay Strong” and acoustic-folk “Favorite Waste of Time.” You can preview or buy the album at their bandcamp.
So, show up at The Terrace at 9:30 to witness these two bands together perform their folk/bluesy creations. What an intriguing night. Check out the video for “Times Won’t Change” below.