The Oh Hellos
Wed, February 21, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
The Oh Hellos - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
The Oh Hellos Present: The Oh Hellos Christmas Extravaganza
The Oh Hellos are siblings Tyler and Maggie Heath. Originally formed after writing a song for their mother's birthday, the band has gone on to release six records, including their fan-favorite holiday album The Oh Hellos Family Christmas Album. This December The Oh Hellos will bring to the stage their "Christmas Extravaganza" - a unique holiday event mixing the band's critically acclaimed live show with music from their Christmas Album, additional carols, bad jokes, sing-alongs, dancing, revelry, and all the holiday cheer you can squeeze onto one stage!
Since forming in 2011, The Oh Hellos have earned a reputation as a very special live act. The sibling duo is surrounded on stage by a rotating cast of pickers and players, numbering as many as 13 at any given time, often spilling into the audience. The show, like the music itself, is at times delicate, intimate, affectionate; and at other times, soaring, towering and joyfully explosive.
The Oh Hellos began in a cluttered bedroom, where siblings Maggie and Tyler Heath (born and raised in southern Texas) recorded their self-titled EP in 2011. In the fall of 2012, the duo released their debut full-length record Through the Deep, Dark Valley, an album full of regret and redemption, which they wrote, recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered themselves.
When the time came in early 2013 to bring the music to the stage, the Heaths reached out to friends both new and old and gathered together an ensemble of touring musicians the size of a circus, tumblers and all.
Their 2015 full-length album, Dear Wormwood—a collection of songs inspired in part by C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters, Patrick Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind, mythology, folklore, and apocalyptic literature—tells the story of a protagonist trapped in an abusive relationship through a series of letters written to the antagonist. It is at times delicate, intimate, affectionate; and at others, soaring and towering and joyfully explosive.
In the Fall of 2017 The Oh Hellos embarked on a new approach to releasing their music. In an effort to maintain a conversation with their fans, and inspired by their own fandom of serial media such as podcast and traditional television, the band began a project to record and release 4 EPs in succession. Beginning with Notos in December 2017, and quickly followed by Eurus in February 2018, each EP sets out to question personal assumptions about where one’s ideas come from, and the influences that play on our ideas of what we find to be “true”. Look for the next two EPs winter 2019.
The Oh Hellos influences range from Fleet Foxes and Sufjan Stevens to The Middle East and the Muppets, bending and blending styles and genres into a unique mixture of eclectic folk rock.
Lowland Hum - (Set time: 8:15 PM)
Lowland Hum is an art-folk band based in Charlottesville, Virginia, made up of husband/wife team Daniel and Lauren Goans. In a particularly cacophonous cultural moment, Lowland Hum is a breath of fresh air. The band's songs have been described as poetic and evocative, and their arrangements minimal, hushed and dynamic. Lowland Hum’s performances are characterized by the vulnerable, intimate space the duo creates and welcomes the audience into. With a loyal fanbase that is steadily growing, Lowland Hum is a band to take note of, especially as they recently released Thin, their third full-length album and support the release with a nationwide headlining US tour in the spring (additional dates supporting Josh Ritter, Jesca Hoop and Penny and Sparrow) and a European tour in the fall. They have toured extensively since the band's inception in 2012 to support their two full-length albums and one EP. Both their live show and studio releases have garnered critical acclaim from the likes of NPR, the Washington Post, American Songwriter and others.
815 V St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
815 V St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001