April 13: Tall Heights / Reed Turner

922 West Broad St.
Falls Church, VA
Doors at 7:00 pm, Music at 7:30 pm

For this Sunday evening performance at Bikenetic, we're very pleased to host two up-and-coming groups, one from the Northeast, and another from Austin, Texas.  

In the summer of 2010, Tim Harrington and Paul Wright were playing for spare change in Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace. In two short years since, Tall Heights has headlined packed listening rooms across New England, toured down to Austin, TX to showcase at South By Southwest Music Festival, and performed alongside national acts like David Wilcox, Ryan Montbleau, and Andrew Belle.

For the duo’s debut full-length effort, Man of Stone (May, 2013), Tall Heights returns to the home studio, sinking deeper into the vast world they’ve meticulously built for two. The title track and first single, Man of Stone, recalls a time when cavemen documented day-to-day existence on the walls of their stone-sheltered dwellings. The record exists in a fire-lit, shadowy space for their growing army of fans to inhabit. After two powerful EPs, there has been a growing cry for more from these young artists, and Tall Heights delivers with an LP of grand vision and scale.

“Tall Heights’s delicate melodies and gentle harmonies create a rare public space where the people can slow down, even stop, and suspend the chaos of city life in exchange for some really great music.”-Meghna Chakrabarti, NPR

Reed Turner's wandering spirit has led him to live and travel all over the country, but it wasn’t until he returned home to Austin, TX that he found his true voice; one that is simple yet evocative, intimate but universal, and ultimately true. Reed will be traveling with three bandmates on his very first East Coast tour, so you should definitely come out to be able to say you knew him when.

The accolades for his newest album are many --CMA’s official magazine named him one of their Top 20 “Who New to Watch in 2013”, and he followed that up by winning the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Troubadour Competition. On GHOSTS IN THE ATTIC, Turner lends his voice to songs that run the stylistic gamut, while staying grounded in the Americana roots he’s become known for. The “gorgeous new album” has received much critical acclaim, with one reviewer writing that Turner has “Americana poetry one might expect from the lyrics of The Avett Brothers, and an entrancing intimacy reminiscent of Jeff Buckley.”
The singer-songwriter of (if I had to label it) Alt-Rock / Alt-Folk / Americana (with elements of other genres), will take you on a journey with his vivid story-telling and soulful vocals on his new album Ghosts in the Attic. It’s a truly unique experience, which, as we all know, is hard to come by these days with all of the music out there. -- NYC Melody