HYMN FOR HER concert at the UCCPA
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 7:30pm , UCCPA
Tickets: $10.00 (Buy Tickets)
FREE for Unity College Students, Faculty and Staff. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve.
Described as “Hell’s Angels meets the Amish," Lucy Tight and Wayne Waxing of Hymn for Her have been busy touring across the country with thier juiced-up backwoods country blues. The duo covers a board musical territory. Their wild-eyed mash-up of country, blues and punk led music critic Steve Bennett to call Hymn for Her’s sound “a riotous, rocking roadkill stew,” while others have referenced such diverse bands as Captain Beefheart, Primus, X, R.L. Burnside, JS Blues Explosion and the Ramones.
Impressively, the two create their unique sound with only a few instruments. Wayne, mainly playing the kick-drum, high-hat, acoustic guitar and harp, serves as the group’s rhythmic driving force. Lucy delivers a gritty squall on her “Lowebow” — a custom-made cigar-box guitar.
For their newest release, "Hymn for Her Presents . . . Lucy and Wayne’s Smokin' Flames", the two traveled to Detroit to work with Jim Diamond. In his Ghetto Recorders studio, the former White Stripes producer helped evolve their “stompgrass” sound to something even more heavy and rockin’. Arriving at Diamond’s studio with road-tested tunes, Hymn for Her recorded live and mixed 12 original songs in just one week.
Although Hymn for Her hails from Philadelphia, Lucy characterizes Hymn for Her as “a band born on Route 66.” With their daughter Diver, Manny the nanny and Pokey, their spirit guardian dog, this little self-contained unit enjoys life’s unknown adventures on the highway.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. FREE for Unity College Students, Faculty and Staff. Contact email@example.com to reserve.