A sound of their own
Hannah & Maggie + Julia Weldon LiveUnion Hall (702 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215) Map it $12
Featuring: Hannah & Maggie, Julia Weldon, Jus Post Bellum
Hannah & Maggie
Bright-eyed and bolstered by a rapidly growing fan base, this award-winning NYC duo has set out to make the world of singer-songwriters a more cheerful place. Although they've been compared to Simon & Garfunkel and The Indigo Girls, these ladies have a sound all their own. With two studio-albums and a couple barnstorming national tours under their belt, Hannah & Maggie show no signs of stopping. Their third CD, In The Company of Strangers, will be released on February 25.
Light Is a Ghost is the follow up to Brooklyn indie-folk-pop artist Julia Weldon’s 2008 self-titled debut. Produced by Saul MacWilliams (Ingrid Michaelson, Dan Romer) and featuring Adam Christgau (Sia, Tegan and Sara) on drums, the album showcases Weldon’s storytelling, voice, and unmistakable charisma.
Weldon’s album unfurls as an evolving ride through life, family and relationships, complete with the necessary loss, regret, resentment, and debauchery. Classic while being contemporarily resonant, the album’s twelve tracks draw on everything from indie folk to blues rock, dialoguing with current artists like Bon Iver, Iron and Wine, and Cat Power as well as legends like Bob Dylan, Elliott Smith and Suzanne Vega. A self-taught, nationally touring musician, Julia Weldon’s possessing personality and captivating music crosses bridges and divides. With unfailing fingers, she tells stories that feel both intensely personal and widely universal. Unapologetically herself, Weldon’s songs grab you— asking you to pull up a chair, pour yourself a whiskey, and stay a while.