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Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer

October 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm


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Internationally-acclaimed songwriters Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer’s latest album, Maritime, captures a moment in time and place from their seaside home. Upon early release in Europe, Maritime charted at #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart for two consecutive months and ranked among the Best Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph, praising it for “…soulful songs, intuitive musicianship, and fine singing.”

Tucked away in the current-swept inland seas between Seattle, Washington and Victoria, British Columbia lies an archipelago of islands so serene that it readily defies our notion of political boundaries and sense of time. Handcrafted wooden cabins are nestled into small farms, still beyond the reach of cell towers, and the allure of the ocean is ever present. Instead of traveling far from their natural solitude to record an album in a bustling city, McGraw and Fer called on their cohort of kindred musicians and producer to come together from across the country to make what they were calling their “island record.” Recorded live in a home, at the end of a dirt road, amidst towering evergreens, a story of a patient island is told.

McGraw and Fer met in Flagstaff, Arizona in 2010 before relocating to the Pacific Northwest in 2012. McGraw spent a decade as a wildlife biologist, studying endangered birds in remote locales from the deserts of Mexico and the Grand Canyon to the mountainous rain forests of Washington state – penciling lyrics on data sheets with binoculars in hand. Fer’s musical pulse led her to Spain, where she studied music, language and local culture. After years of playing electric lead guitar with bands stateside, she suddenly found herself exploring the streets of Sevilla writing songs on a nylon guitar.


October 11, 2015
7:30 pm
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Chapel Arts Centre
St.James's Memorial Hall - Lower Borough Walls
Bath, BA1 1QR United Kingdom
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01225 461700

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