Josh Garrels

Music Farm Productions Present

Josh Garrels

David Wimbish and The Collection

Sat, June 14, 2014

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Music Farm Charleston

Charleston, SC

$18.00 - $30.00

This event is all ages

Josh Garrels
Josh Garrels
Portland, Oregon-based folk artist Josh Garrels crafts songs exploring themes of compassion, hope, longing, and liberation. The founder of independent label Small Voice Records, Garrels has released seven albums, including the critically acclaimed, fan-financed 2011 release "Love & War & The Sea In Between".
David Wimbish and The Collection
David Wimbish and The Collection
"We don’t want fans, we want family," admits David Wimbish, passionately. "It’s incredible to us that people would even listen to our music, and it’s so much more important for us to connect with those people than to figure out how to get fans."
With this at the core of the band's values, it's no wonder that the 15+ member dynamic is constantly shifting and reshaping itself as folks come and go.
However, the Collection is not just a bunch of musicians playing music, but a community of artists, nurses, farmers, students, and everyone in between doing life together. The majority of the members live in the heart of Greensboro, North Carolina, and invest intentionally in relationships with their neighbors in hopes of bettering the area as a family.
Wimbish, a film composer and recording engineer, brings to the table a thread of stories and ideas which hold together this multi-sensory experiment. His words, simple and hard-hitting, are embedded deep within a full symphony of endless texture. Though he is responsible for these compositions, David takes his helm behind acoustic guitar and lead vocals, entrusting his musical vision to some of Carolina's most versatile musicians.
David's wife, Mira-Joy, shares lead vocals and harmonies while also providing the appropriately ominous hum of accordion. Long-time bandmates introduce not just a solid rhythmic spine, but one of character to accent a unique cleverness in the songwriting, utilizing instruments anywhere from drum and bass to phin and didgeridoo. Surrounding all of this are vast sections of wind, brass, and strings, sifting cinematically through each piece.
The Collection seeks to bring people together not just through the single act of listening, but through an interactive experience of creating moments together of beauty and creativity.
Venue Information:
Music Farm Charleston
32 Ann St.
Charleston, SC, 29403
http://www.musicfarm.com/