Bonny Light Horseman (Photo by Nolan Knight)
Bonny Light Horseman — the newly formed supergroup of Anaïs Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats), and Josh Kaufman (The National) — are playing Songbyrd on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in support of their recently released self-titled debut album, published via 37d03d.
The band’s first single “Bonny Light Horseman” earned praise from Rolling Stone (“channeling an ancient ache”), Stereogum (“a traditional folk ballad rendered with a gleaming modern touch”), NPR’s Folk Alley, and Brooklyn Vegan, among others.
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Bonny Light Horseman finds the group reimagining and reinterpreting traditional songs and co-writing new ones. “This record is about timeless humanity,” Eric said. “These 500-year-old lyrics are so deeply applicable. How incredible is it that as humans we still just want to love and have sex and feel sad and fight? It’s ancient music that feels, emotionally, right now. It’s thoroughly modern.”
The show is sold out.
Consult Bonny Light Horseman’s website for more music and tourdates.
Bonny Light Horseman
w/ Erin Rae
Songbyrd Music House
Tuesday, Feb. 4
Doors @ 7pm