Sat, May 13|
Yellowhouse Art Centre
Arran Fagan with John Lensing
Time & Location
May 13, 2023, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Yellowhouse Art Centre, 2517 Sturdies Bay Rd, Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0, Canada
About The Event
Join Us for an outdoor concert with Arran Fagan with John Lensing.
Praised for his introspective lyrics and vivid storytelling, Portland-based folk artist Arran Fagan has garnered a following in his native Oregon with his uncanny ability to weave the personal and universal. After getting his start in the grassroots music scene of Southern Oregon, Arran has spent the greater part of his life pursuing music, creating wistful and evocative songs that explore themes that connect us all—loss, addiction, change, and the endless passage of time.
With heartfelt lyrics and rich instrumentation that has garnered comparisons to Josh Ritter and Nathaniel Rateliff, Arran has spent years in the NW folk music scene, getting his start playing coffee shops and house shows for college classmates and eventually going on to open for Northwest favorites like Leif Vollebekk, HorseFeathers, Kris Orlowski, Matthew Fowler, and Jeffrey Martin.
In 2015, Arran recruited fellow University of Portland students Jack Pfeffer and Jonathan Wiley, and the three worked to perfect a sparse, melodic sound influenced by their individual backgrounds. Arran’s 2018 album “Weight of Time” debuted to a sold-out release show and was followed by a West Coast tour.
After releasing an EP titled "Warmth / Death," Arran took a year-long hiatus while pursuing a Fulbright Grant working as a secondary English teacher in Sarawak, Malaysia. During the pandemic, Arran began recording a new record, “There is More Light,” which was released on November 4th, 2022.
"There is More Warmth" released Nov 4, 2022: You can listen to the album: Here
John Lensing started out as a street performer, writing songs and driving around the US to play them for people. Slowly, this led to playing more proper shows, but the goal has always been the same. to make people care — about others, themselves, and things that sometimes hurt to care about.
His genre-blurring songwriting has brought him on tours all across North America and Europe. Most notably playing a showcase at the Sommer in Altona festival (Hamburg), and being named "an artist to watch" by No Depression.
This event is being held on the unceded stolen traditional territories of Penelakut, Lamalcha, Hwitslum and other Hul’qumi’num speaking peoples as well as the ceded territories of Tsawwassen First Nation, on what is now known as Galiano Island.
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