Martha Scanlan & Jon Neufeld

ChickenJam West Productions and Mellow Mood - Bozeman Present: Martha Scanlan & Jon Neufeld Music Friday, September 20th Doors at 7. Music at 8. 21+. at The Filling Station Tickets available at Cactus Records & Gifts and online: $12 advance/ $15 door Award-winning songwriter Martha Scanlan to release new album in October The River and The Light full of moments of profound intimacy and belonging Montana-based Americana/folk singer-songwriter Martha Scanlan is set to release her fourth album, The River and The Light, on October 19, 2018 via Rock Ridge Music. Full of moments of profound intimacy and belonging, the album hosts some of the finest writing yet from the award-winning Scanlan. Produced by her longtime musical collaborator, Jon Neufeld, and recorded at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, Oregon (where Scanlan recorded her third album), The River and The Light is a journey: there is a sense of aliveness and wonder throughout each song and throughout the album, a sense of anticipation of what awaits around the next bend. The album will be available for pre-order starting on September 21, 2018, and fans who purchase the album at the pre-order stage can enjoy the first single, “Brother Was Dying,” as an instant-gratification track. About the album title and theme, Scanlan says, “Rivers have been a theme throughout the process of working on this record; time spent in a landscape of rivers in Western Montana, exploring different narratives running through a song and the way they weave in and out of each other, the musical collaboration with Jon Neufeld and the way we sink into these deep grooves, the way music and writing occur for me as winding currents.” The aforementioned single, “Brother Was Dying,” is also the first song on the record, and it pulses with rich electric guitar tones, somehow lush and spare all at once, the tension of so many opposites – hope and despair, intimacy and inclusion, birth and death – weaving seamlessly in and out of each other in one winding groove. Adding to the vibe of the album, the addition of haunting old-time fiddles and Cajun accordion thanks to Dirk Powell and Black Prairie’s Annalisa Tornfelt seem to invoke something ancient, something deep in the American psyche, in songs that are already layered with the complexity of belonging; this is not only a journey of the soul, but a journey of the times we are living in. Something about the sense of discovery and wonder here, even in the midst of heartbreaking vulnerability, feels essential until the last beckoning, twisted fiddle lines fade into the distance, closing out the album on “Revival.” “Recording is always such an interesting process – the end result is always different than you anticipated – but this was much more so because we didn't have many expectations going into it,” says Scanlan. “We had never played electric guitars together, so it was very present and playful. All of the tr

Cost: $12 advance/ $15 door

Age: 21+


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Fri. Sep. 20, 2019   7pm

The Filling Station
2005 N. Rouse Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 587-0585