October 26, 2019, 7:30 PMThe Courtyard and Cellar 421 W Water Street, Decorah IA 52101If you
October 26, 2019, 7:30 PM
The Courtyard and Cellar
421 W Water Street, Decorah IA 52101
If you took your emotions and laid them out like a landscape – what would the land look like? What beings, real or imagined, would you face? Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter Carlisle Evans Peck dives headlong into these worlds in his ethereal and ornate music. Unfolding like intricate blooms, Carlisle’s songs transform the particulars of personal experience into archetypal mythology. His richly textured music defies genre classification – music theater meets plainchant and songs become sagas among his virtuosic piano performances, lush orchestration, and ethereal falsetto.
In 2018 he released Electric Porcelain – an ambitious orchestral-rock epic of queer love, loss and transformation – and the ensemble that recorded the album became the Lady’s Slippers. Bringing together drummer Abby LeGare, electric guitarist Michael Kuhn, violinist Joni Griffith, bassist Willow Waters, and singers Brenna Everson, Kasi Misseldine, and Emily Knezz, the Lady’s Slippers create an expansive, powerful sound. This concert will be their full-band debut in Decorah. This music is somewhere between a candlelit night at the theater and an ancient sung-epic – listeners, expect to be transported.
(Saturday) 7:30 pm
Courtyard & Cellar
421 W Water St., Decorah, IA 52101