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Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton (of The Be Good Tanyas)

Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton (of The Be Good Tanyas)

Bonfire Madigan

Mon, November 6, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Chapel

San Francisco, CA

$18 adv / $20 door

Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton (of The Be Good Tanyas)
Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton (of The Be Good Tanyas)
Wildflower Blues, the debut album from The Be Good Tanyas founders Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton, is a page from the big book of North Americana and outsider folk. It’s been eighteen years since Holland and Parton first joined forces, and with Wildflower Blues, they begin a new chapter in their ever-evolving creative relationship. On the album’s ten tracks, they weave together influences spanning jazz, blues, country, folk, rock, experimental, and the great wide history of American song, into their own kind of soul music. Wildflower Blues features mostly original tracks written by Holland and Parton, as well as reimagined versions of songs by Bob Dylan, Michael Hurley, and Townes Van Zandt. Despite this sonic vastness, there is a deep intimacy running through everything the pair creates. The duo’s songwriting is at the forefront throughout—emotive and raw, marrying words and sound to both the dark and light corners of life.
Bonfire Madigan
Bonfire Madigan
Starting on cello at the age of nine, Madigan Shive began her composing career at fifteen in the Pacific Northwest Riot Grrrl scene releasing music with seminal independent record labels K and Kill Rock Stars. Shive has gone on to establish herself as a singular and trailblazing performer, blending folk, art, punk, classical and avant-baroque styles. Her albums include Sew True, ...from the Burnpile, Saddle the Bridge, Plays for Change, and the recently reissued I Bleed: a Decade of Song; she is currently finishing her sixth full-length album, to be released in collaboration with her label, MoonPuss Music.

Shive has collaborated onstage and in studio with artists as diverse and influential as iconoclastic music producer Hal Willner (Lou Reed, Marianne Faithfull, Allen Ginsberg, Laurie Anderson), Joan Jeanrenaud (Kronos Quartet), David Coulter (The Black Rider, The Pogues), Kimya Dawson, Neko Case, Cat Power, Gossip, Fugazi, The Good, the Bad and the Queen, Jolie Holland, Slovenian industrial-music-theater artists Laibach, Finnish chamber-metal showmen Apocalyptica and Academy Award nominee Elliott Smith.

Shive's music can be heard in films including Better Luck Tomorrow, But I'm a Cheerleader, Chain Camera and Crooked Beauty. Commissions include prepared solo cello suites for San Francisco Grace Cathedral's Vigil of Light, live score written and performed for the American Conservatory Theater's production of the Jacobean tragedy 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, London's Barbican Hall Twisted Christmas program, an original recorded score for Shakespeare Santa Cruz's The Lion in Winter, composer and musical director for Los Angeles' Getty Villa theater production of a new English translation of Sophocles Elektra featuring Olympia Dukakis in addition to the score and starring role in the experiMental silent film Transliminal Criminal.

She is a contributing author to the anthology Live through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction (Seven Stories Press), sharing company with bell hooks, Nan Goldin, Kate Bornstein, and other creative pioneers. She is a founding collective member of The Icarus Project, a grassroots support and media network led by people living with experiences commonly labeled "mental illness."

starIn the invisible republic built on the soul of the blues, the riot of punk, the playfulness of burlesque, and the sophistication of the orchestra pit, Bonfire Madigan Shive plies her trade. She and her cello are fashioning a new and desperately necessary approach to the hoary contours of the singer-songwriter and the composer. Her songs are ballads of resistance, hymns to liberation, string suites for the ramblers, rebels, and raconteurs of a new splintered century. Raucous and delicate, aggressively progressive, she moves subtly, seamlessly across the music you think you know and the music you never dreamed of. — Nathan Salsburg, Alan Lomax Collection, NYC

BMad band mates and intermittent collaborators have included: Jonathan Egg Hughes, Shawn Biggs, Shelley Doty, Tomas Palermo, Emily Palen, Aurisha Smolarski, Eliana Fiore, Joan Jeanrenaud, Jolie Holland, Matt Lucich, Ashley Adams, David Coulter, Tara Barnes, Ralph Carney, Elliott Sharp, Zef Noise, Sheri Ozeki, Christine Lehmann, Carla Kihlstedt, Chan Marshall, Spazecrafte1, Jane LeCroy, Elliott Smith, Laura MacFarland, Carey Lamprecht, Jake Rodriguez, Thalia Zedek, Kid Lucky, Sunshine Haire and more.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com