The Wind + The Wave w/ Shawn James, Swells - 10/24/18Wednesday, October 24 2018 7:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start
The Wind + The Wave w/ Shawn James, Swells - 10/24/18
at City Winery Washington DC
$16 In Advance and $20 At the Door
Another year another record. Patty Lynn and Dwight Baker will be releasing their 3rd full length and 5th album in their five year existence this fall. Human Beings Let You Down was a record made in hotels and backstage dressing rooms across the US as the duo toured on their last release on Island Records, Happiness Is Not A Place. Produced and mixed again by Dwight A. Baker, Human Beings harkens back towards their original record on RCA, From The Wreckage. It’s a sonic tapestry that brings more a rock and roll edge into the fold while still touching on the original folk vibes and incredible lyric and vocal work by Patty Lynn that brought the duo to recognition. Also on this record are the first appearances of the bands touring band. The new Tour, Neon Prayer Flags, kicks off in mid Oct 2018 and circles America through the winter.
While growing up in Chicago’s south side, Shawn James experienced the power of soul music. His blend of blues, folk & soul music contrasts dark and light, anger and joy, gritty and authentic.Shawn James launched his career with his first full length album “Shadows” and since then he hasn’t stopped. He’s constantly on the road averaging 175 shows per year. He’s toured extensively across Europe and the United States headlining sold out shows and independently building his loyal faithful fan base.Along with Shawn’s extensive roadwork, his songs have been featured on network and cable TV shows (CBS, HBO) and in Sony Playstation’s blockbuster game “The Last of Us 2”. His track “Through the Valley” garnered the top spot on Spotify’s Global Viral Charts. Shawn’s streams have topped 65 million across Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and continue to rise.
With three full length works + a live album under his belt, Shawn James is set to release new music throughout the remainder of 2018 and all of 2019. Beginning in the fall of 2018, Shawn will release new work on Parts + Labor Records produced and recorded by Jimmy Messer (Awolnation, Kelly Clarkson, Kygo, The White Buffalo). Check back on his socials for updates and new releases.
WELLS is an Austin, TX based duo consisting of Taylor Baker and Drew Walker. Combining Taylor’s dreamy, yet powerful vocals with Drew’s intricate guitar work, the duo has solidified their electronic, indie-pop sound. Influencers such as Phantogram, Sylvan Esso, and Glass Animals shine through on all of the tracks. They’ve played Austin City Music Festival, SXSW, Float Fest, among other notable venues around the U.S. The band recently went in the studio with Dwight Baker (Missio, The Wind & the Wave), and will be releasing a full length album soon.