Live at the Ryman
Big Thief’s performance scheduled for July 17 has been canceled. Refunds will be made at the original point of purchase.
We thank you for your patience as we work through this unprecedented time and look forward to seeing everyone back in the pews soon.
30 miles west of El Paso, surrounded by 3,000 acres of pecan orchards and only a stone’s throw from the Mexican border, the band Big Thief (a.k.a. Adrianne Lenker, Buck Meek, Max Oleartchik, and James Krivchenia) set up their instruments as close together as possible to capture their most important collection of songs yet. The band had only just finished work on their 3rd album, U.F.O.F.–“the celestial twin”–days before in a cabin studio in the woods of Washington State. Now it was time to birth U.F.O.F.’s sister album–“the earth twin”–Two Hands.
The songs were recorded live with almost no overdubs. All but two songs feature entirely live vocal takes, leaving Adrianne’s voice suspended above the mix in dry air, raw and vulnerable as ever. Where U.F.O.F. layered mysterious sounds and effects for levitation, Two Hands grounds itself on dried-out, cracked desert dirt.
Big Thief has partnered with PLUS1 to support forest restoration efforts and defend the rights of immigrants and refugees.
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