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Eleanor Buckland + Ben Cosgrove
at The Parlor Room
Saturday, February 18
Show 7:30pm / Doors 7:00pm
ADV: $15 GA / $13 MEMBERS
DOS: $20 GA / $18 MEMBERS
“Eleanor Buckland’s bracing blend of beautiful songs and perceptive honesty, seasoned with a dash of hope, is ultimately reassuring, and a little uplift is always welcome.” - No Depression
Since 2014, Eleanor Buckland has been one-third of Lula Wiles, the Boston-based folk-rock trio that has become an acoustic music scene favorite with their three critically hailed albums. Their two most recent albums were released on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings: What Will We Do (2019) and Shame & Sedition (2021). For much of this time, Buckland was also working on another musical project – her own album. You Don’t Have To Know (released on October 29) spotlights a different side of Buckland’s musical interests as it sets her deeply personal songs against inventive indie rock arrangements.
Born and raised in Maine, Buckland comes from a family full of musicians. Her grandmother, Betty Buckland, was prominent in the New England bluegrass scene, while her father, Andy Buckland, played electric guitar in Boston area bands. It’s not surprising then that someone who grew up playing bluegrass fiddle music as well as a healthy dose of Michelle Branch and Sheryl Crow would wind up with varied musical tastes – something Buckland clearly demonstrates on her solo debut.
Ben Cosgrove is a traveling composer-performer whose music explores themes of landscape, place, and environment. He has performed in every U.S. state except for Delaware, collaborated with groups ranging from rock bands to research scientists, and held residencies and fellowships with institutions including the National Park Service, the National Forest Service, Harvard University, Middlebury College, the Schmidt Ocean Institute, NASA, and the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology. Ben’s fourth studio album, The Trouble With Wilderness, an evocation of different expressions of nature and wildness within the built environment, was released in 2021 -- it has been the subject of an episode of the NHPR show Outside/In, was deemed one of the spring's best new releases by WBUR, and has been called "beautiful and fascinating" (The Maine Edge), "deeply impressive" (Independent Clauses) and "immediately evocative and fully arresting... brim[ming] with technical mastery and emotional capital" (Seven Days). In addition to his solo work, Ben has toured and recorded with a long list of artists including Ghost of Paul Revere, GoldenOak, Max García Conover, and many more. For more about Ben, please visit www.bencosgrove.com.
The Parlor Room is a BYOB venue. Tickets are non-refundable.
The Parlor Room is located at 32 Masonic Street Northampton, MA 01060
Date & Time
Sat, Feb 18, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM