Presented by Near Water Concert Series
BACKSTAGE AT THE MEYER
Raised on Bible Hymns by her preacher father, Dead Horses front woman Sarah Vos’ backstory sound more like that of an old bluesman from the Mississippi Delta than a young folk singer from Wisconsin. But despite their youth, the Milwaukee-based Americana trio has crafted a timeless sound, informed as much by modern folk as it is by the classics. Vos’ gospel, living free and unapologetically, is supported with conviction by Peter Raboin on mandolin and guitar, and Daniel Wolff on double bass. Following the release of “Space and Time” in 2014, Dead Horses have been touring tirelessly, from shows with folksters Swear & Shake to new grassers The Infamous Stringdusters. A sound that is as commanding as it is heartfelt, Dead Horses reached the ears and interest of producer Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) who invited the band to record their third album, “ Cartoon Moon,” with him in Nashville. Featuring organ and harmonium, Coomer on drums, and Noam Pikelny (Punch Brothers) on banjo, “Cartoon Moon,” is a masterful achievement from a band that has come into its own.
The Near Water Concert Series is presented by CW 14, 91.1 The Avenue, Stillmank Brewing and The Libertine.