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Oh! Map Records and The Music Gallery are proud to present U.S. singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Diane Cluck and Canadian musician, writer, and filmmaker Jordaan Mason in concert at The Music Gallery 197 John Street, Toronto on Tuesday, September 16th.
DIANE CLUCK is a Virginia-based singer-songwriter. Her ecstatic vocal style has been noted for its uniquely clipped, glottal beauty. Performing solo, she accompanies herself on instruments ranging from guitar to piano, harmonium, zither, percussion, and toy accordion.
Fellow folk musician DEVENDRA BANHART championed her early, referring to her as my favorite singer-songwriter in all of New York City, and choosing one of her songs for his Golden Apples of the Sun compilation. Other supporters and collaborators include COCOROSIE, who invited Cluck to open shows in the U.S. and Europe and released her Countless Times album through their personal label imprint. SHARON VAN ETTEN, FLORENCE WELCH of FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE, and LAURA MARLING have all cited Dianes work as influential.
Prior to developing a loyal underground fanbase, Cluck was a standout performer in New Yorks Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn music scenes. She recorded and self-produced six albums that went on to receive international distribution and acclaim. Diane released her seventh album, Boneset, through Important Records on March 4, 2014a mobius strip seeded with birds, death, wealth and poverty, boldness and heart.
DIANE CLUCK IS A VIRTUOSIC TALENT WITH AN EMOTIONALITY THAT FEELS AT ONCE ANCIENT AND ALIEN. HER MASTERY OF HER VOICE AS AN ECSTATIC INSTRUMENT IS SO COMPELLING.
-ANTONY HEGARTY of ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS
JORDAAN MASON is a Toronto-based musician, writer, and filmmaker. His music and performances have been called iconoclastic. His songs are beautiful and terrifying, confronting social and sexual taboos with rich imagery and lyrical grace. Present and past collaborators will join him on stage to premiere songs from his forthcoming album The Decline of Stupid Fucking Western Civilization.
Mason has toured extensively across Canada and the United States, starting shortly after releasing his debut One Day The Horses Will Have Their Revenge in 2004. In 2009 Mason released Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head in collaboration with a collective of friends and loved ones called THE HORSE MUSEUM. In May 2014 he released He Could Have Been A Poet Or He Could Have Been A Fool, a double album of cover songs ranging from ROY ORBISON to ROBYN. He wrote and directed his debut short film I'm Really Scared When I Kill In My Dreams Two People Films and released his first novel The Skin Team Magic Helicopter in 2013.
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