August 30: Quiles & Cloud w/ Avery Hill

@ The Falls Church Episcopal
115 E. Fairfax St., Falls Church
7:30 pm (doors at 7:00 pm)

“Quiles & Cloud create songs that are scenes of life sung in soft spoken harmonies. Somewhere between Nora Jones, Iron & Wine, and The Civil Wars. Their music takes you on a journey haunted with memories.” – Cookie Marenco, Grammy Nominated Producer

San Francisco-based Quiles and Cloud weave together modern folk songs with a symphonic elegance. In 2014, they were winners of the FreshGrass Duo Award, earned for their rope-like harmonies and spidery guitar work. For fans of Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, this will be a treat.

Since 2012, Quiles & Cloud have performed hundreds of shows, traveled thousands of miles and and continue to push their limits as performers and modern songwriters.

Audience members around the country are consistently taken with the group’s powerful connection to the songs and each other on stage. Tight harmonies, lush arrangements and compelling stories all wrapped in one, engaging experience from start to finish.

In 2015 Quiles & Cloud will be releasing a brand new recording produced by Grammy-winning banjoist Alison Brown in Nashville, TN.

“This emerging singer-songwriter has a memorable, lilting voice and is already penning songs that could someday be classics. She is an extraordinary young talent." - Tom May, River City Folk

Opening will be Avery Hill from Portland, Oregon. Family legend has it you could hear Avery Hill singing before she even came out. Since then, she has taken a winding road toward her present work in music, all the while developing her singular style of storytelling and songwriting by integrating stories of the past into her observations of life today.

All credit for Avery’s musical studies goes to an unlikely team of divorced parents: her father, who made her first mix tape when she was ten years old and took her on yearly pilgrimages to the various folk festivals of New England; and her mother, who diligently shlepped and paid for every music lesson and instrument from third grade through high school graduation. 

Avery grew up to a soundtrack of mid-20th century folk and pop music, including The Beach Boys, Judy Collins, Stan Rogers, and everyone in between. When she discovered the folk voices of her own era, she created her own soundtrack of Dar Williams, Anais Mitchell, Girlyman, and Gillian Welch, among others. All of these influences come through in the way she partners her musical compositions with honest and image-based lyrics. As Portland, Oregon event producer Matt Miner suggests: “Think millennial Joni Mitchell with an old soul.”