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Bonny Light Horseman (+ Hand Habits), Live at the Lodge Room

Folk Supergroup Bonny Light Horseman is composed of Broadway superstar (Hadestown) and acclaimed singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell, multi-instrumentalist/producer Josh Kaufman (The National, The War On Drugs) and Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats, The Shins).

They just released Rolling Golden Holy, their second album and played two intimate shows at Highland Park's Lodge Room to present it. Produced by Kaufman, Rolling Golden Holy is the follow-up to Bonny Light Horseman’s critically acclaimed self-titled debut, which earned two GRAMMY nominations (Best Folk Album and Best American Roots Performance) and was named one of the ‘Best Albums of 2020’ by Paste, Boston Globe, MOJO, Uncut Magazine, and more.

It was my first time at the Lodge Room and I immediately fell in love with it. Perhaps BLH has something to do with it. They filled the room with their seemingly timeless folk music with grace and delicacy. While I did not know their repertoire, I felt at home, sheltered in these 3 part harmonies tales that are the core of American culture.

Opening Act: Hand Habits is another local gem from the LA area. In the past few weeks, I have had the pleasure of seeing them live twice. At the Largo, they were part of a group of friends and artists who joined Christian Lee Hudson for his Christian Mingle night (pun intended). With their emotionally charged indie music, Hand Habits evoke Elliott Smith and Big Thief. I was particularly impressed by the guitar sound and technique: warm, haunting and precise like a sharp. Highly recommended!


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