Tom Brosseau, Shelby Earl

Tom Brosseau

Shelby Earl

Monday, March 3rd

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Tom Brosseau
Tom Brosseau
Diversely talented writer, performer & actor, Tom Brosseau joins Punch Brothers for an autumn US tour and then hops a train as part of John C. Reilly & Friends for the Railroad Revival Tour with Willie Nelson.
Punch Brother Chris Thile covered Brosseau's song, "How To Grow A Woman From the Ground" for his 2006 album named after the song -- Thile's first record with the bluegrass group who evolved into Punch Brothers. Thile's bandmate from Nickel Creek, Sean Watkins, recorded and performs with Brosseau on Brosseau's forthcoming full length. On John & Tom, Brosseau duets with John C. Reilly for a Third Man Records (Jack White's label) 7" vinyl release. Brosseau and Reilly cover 2 songs by The Delmore
Brothers. Brosseau performed at the 2012 fabriQ Festival in Den Bosch NL and toured northern Europe, supporting Damien Jurado. With John C. Reilly & Friends (featuring Becky Stark & Tom Brosseau), Brosseau performed at Sasquatch, on the west coast and in his home state of North Dakota. In his debut star acting role, Brosseau plays the lead in Wonder Valley, a short fiction film
by Andrew van Baal. Brosseau appeared in van Baal's documentary about legendary LA club, Largo.
The Sundance-winning documentary, How To Die In Oregon, featured Brosseau's version of "In My Time of Dyin'" for opening credits. His music pops up on Showtime's Shameless, and Brosseau wrote & performs the theme music for indie film Bucksville, which garnered a soundtrack nomination from the Madrid Film Festival.
Raised in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Brosseau now resides in Los Angeles. In addition to duets with John C. Reilly, he joins Fiona Apple and the Watkins Family Hour (Sean and Sara Watkins) at Largo, is an oft-invited musical guest for comedians Paul F. Tompkins and Margaret Cho and has toured with PJ Harvey and John Parish. Brosseau has 3 full lengths & a duet album, Les Shelleys, on Brighton UK-based FatCat Records.
Shelby Earl
With music described as "gritty and soulful, raucous and beautiful," Seattle singer-songwriter Shelby Earl was named by NPR/LA Times music critic Ann Powers as her "new favorite songwriter" (see below for full letter), and her solo debut album, Burn the Boats (produced by John Roderick of the Long Winters, out on Local 638 Records) was named the "#1 Outstanding 2011 Album You Might Have Missed" by Amazon.com. She has since garnered praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, NPR, KEXP, No Depression, American Songwriter and many more. Earl's sophomore album Swift Arrows (produced by Damien Jurado), was released July 23, 2013 to further critical acclaim, and in the words of Benjamin Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie/Postal Service) it "proves [Shelby] has the most heartbreakingly beautiful voice in Seattle."