@ Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. Chattanooga, TN
$12. advance online & $15. day of show.
The music of Elenowen straddles decades by bridging today’s folk rock troubadours with the lo-fi buzzing arrangements of the 70s. Their distinctive combination of musical precision and emotional abandon bolsters a collection that alternates between dense, full-bodied rockers and mercurial guitar melodies. After a couple of full house shows in Chattanooga’s Camp House, Elenowen, husband and wife singer/songwriters Josh and Nicole Johnson have set their sights on The scenic city’s most intimate listening room audience at Barking Legs Theater on Saturday March 7th to celebrate the release of their second full length album, “For the Taking.” Having lit upon their common voice after roads traveled, trials overcome and years lived, resonating within themes of finding themselves in each other and the infinite possibilities of what’s ahead, Elenowen’s newest album is a collection of modern songs keeping an indie tradition alive. Their distinctive combination of musical precision and emotional abandon bolsters a collection that alternates between dense, full-bodied rockers and mercurial guitar melodies.
Those familiar with Elenowen’s appearance on the inaugural season of NBC’s The Voice and their debut album, Pulling Back the Veil or their follow-up singles and EP, will recognize their characteristic melodies, lyrical motifs and incandescent acoustic work. But there’s
something new and exciting in this assortment of songs found on For the Taking, produced by Music City staples Jeremy Bose and Trent Dabbs. Perhaps it’s a result of the overwhelming fan support they received by funding the album with Kickstarter, which served to reassure the young duo about their place in the world. Of their freshly realized niche, Nicole says, “We’ve been doing this for a long time, but it feels like we’re newborns, starting all over again.”
“We’re basically starting from scratch,” Josh agrees. “In a way, this record feels a lot like our first one. The whole tone and the way we’re going about this album are synonymous with our debut. It’s back to just us.” There’s something so freeing about letting go of others’ expectations to press on in a direction of your own choosing.
With an opening set by Ten Bartram
Word is getting around that there’s some very interesting new talent brewing up on Lookout Mtn. Ten Bartram is the Band name that showcases two sisters, Rebekah and Eleanor Angel and for the opening set of this show the duo will be presented in their pure acoustic form. (Maybe we can convince them to come back later for a full band show of their own?) Apparently they’ve been busy polishing their music and focusing on some high quality performance venues around the country includng shows at The Mint in Los Angeles, The Square Room in their original hometown of Knoxville …. and this brand new video.