Athens Songwriter Night: Bruce Dalzell / Adam Remnant / Caitlin Kraus
Natalie’s presents a special night of music featuring some of the best singer-songwriters based in Athens, Ohio. Bruce Dalzell, the patriarch of the Athens music scene, will host as well as perform. Dalzell is a craftsman, constructing delicate and thoughtful folk tunes that cut through all the pretense of the modern music industry to hit listeners at their core. Although his catalogue of tunes is not without dark or mournful underpinnings, his songs always glow out of that dark night, with soft but steady warmth. Among his many credits are appearances on “Mountain Stage with Larry Groce.”
Adam Remnant got his start fronting the folk-rock band Southeast Engine. As the principal singer and songwriter of the band, Remnant and his bandmates garnered critical acclaim and established a substantial following over the years, releasing five albums and touring across the United States and Canada. As Southeast Engine wound down, Remnant began plotting his way forward as a solo artist. He assembled a little studio in his basement and earnestly began writing & recording the songs that comprise the 2016 EP, When I Was a Boy, as well as the 2018 full-length, Sourwood. Remnant’s signature baritone voice and literary songwriting act as the focal point in his productions spanning between folk, rock, and indie sounds mined from a Midwest basement. Stereogum wrote “Adam Remnant’s voice is one of the great instruments in folk rock.”
Originally from Columbus, Caitlin Kraus is a singer and songwriter living in Athens. Kraus has performed her music solo and with a band over the past decade. Her music is melodically influenced by folk-rock and largely lyric-based, often centered on the act of emergence and transformation. In 2016, she released a self-titled 7″ record on label Keeled Scales based in Austin, TX where she lived for five years. She is currently in the process of finishing a full-length album recorded at Peachfork Studios in Pomeroy, OH. When not writing music or performing, Kraus works as a counselor and music therapist in the mental health field.
“Like catching a glimpse of some glimmering object in the distance of a dim, dusky forest, Kraus’ songs hinge on dark melody but offer surprising flashes of lilting lightness.” – Pop Press International (Austin, TX)
Venue: Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza
Date: Thursday, February 20
Time: 9:00 pm