Gifted: Sons of Burlap, Andrew McGibbon, Anja & An Auld Lad
The Empire Music Hall
Eastern European-tinged folk rock project Sons of Burlap headline a seasonal Gifted at the Empire on December 4, following the release of their debut album.
The band features brothers Rory & Ewen Friers, of ASIWYFA and Catalan respectively, as well as their father, artist Julian Friers and members of the aforementioned. The music, not unlike the musicians themselves, a mixture of pretty old and relatively new. They combine traditional instruments, fiddle, flute, mandolins, with overdriven electric guitar - while the rhythm section hold it together flock together, leading to something familiar, but entirely fresh, and shockingly danceable.
Supporting are Bonnevilles' frontman Andrew McGibbon, psych-folk singer-songwriter Anja and An Auld Lad.