In the last year, it has become chillingly obvious with the loss of David Bowie, Prince, and most recently Chuck Berry, that our heroes don’t live forever. Blessed are we that their music does live on, and while we mourn their passing we have to celebrate those among us that carry on that legacy, inspiring us with their music and enriching our lives.
For every great musician, there is one that came before them as a sort of catalyst that helped to ignite the whole music making fire. One local musician who is unafraid to enthuse about the talents of those who have inspired him on his musical journey is Michael Ferrier of Fathom Lane. Continue reading →
Michael Ferrier pulls off a sort of whiplash-inducing reinvention with his new project Fathom Lane. After a critically acclaimed romp through the world of freewheeling avant-rock as an electrified saxophonist with Electropolis, he returns to writing dark and beautiful rock music infected with twists, turns, and hooks galore. And there’s nary a saxophone in sight.
‘Down By Half’ is the debut Fathom Lane record. These are songs about love and loss – but mostly the loss part. These are songs about what happens with people late at night when maybe they should be sleeping instead. These are songs to listen to when you’ve switched on the last lamp of the day and the rest of the house is dark.
Fathom Lane is Michael Ferrier: vocals, guitar, Rhodes, percussion; with Ashleigh Still: vocals and piano; Ben Glaros: electric guitar; Shane Akers (The Dollys): lap steel and dobro; Brian Roessler (Kid Dakota, Fantastic Merlins) bass; Pete Sands (Honeydogs): mellotron, piano, organ, accordion; and Peter Hennig (The Atlantis Quartet): drums and percussion; strings by the Calla String Quartet.
With special guests Sleeping Jesus. The Warming House. Friday, February 17. 8:00pm. Doors 7:30pm, show 8:00pm. $10-$12.