Molly Pardon, Louisa Stancioff & Eliza Edens
at The Parlor Room
Wednesday, Febuary 14th
SHOW: 7:30pm / DOORS: 7:00pm
ADV TIX: $18 GA / $16 MEMBER
DOS TIX: $23 GA / $21 MEMBER
Songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Eliza Edens, Molly Parden, and Louisa Stancioff are teaming up to bring a tour de force of alternative folk to listening rooms from Portland, ME to Philadelphia, PA this winter. Stancioff, a recent signee of North Carolina-based label YepRoc Records, will have her buoyant rock songs in tow that mythologize her rural Maine upbringing. Molly Parden, also a touring member of Darlingside, writes kaleidoscopic folk-pop songs that peruse heartache to find glimpses of hope. Brooklyn-based Eliza Edens rounds out the line-up with a glowing collection of songs that transform despair into opportunity. The trio will be accompanying each other on guitar, bass, fiddle, and backing vocals to conjure up a mesmerizing evening of masterfully-crafted art-folk.
Molly Parden’s third full-length album, Sacramented, feels wholly realized in the way that only the lengthy and deep passage of time can bring about. With the ideation of some cuts, like single “Dandy Blend,” dating as far back as 2016, the singer-songwriter’s lush yet gentle voice tiptoes through the 39-minute collection with gravity and grace as she vulnerably persists at the one thing anyone can ever meaningfully do when one thinks and writes about love—ask questions. In full collaboration with Nashville staple Micah Tawlks (COIN, Hayley Williams, The Brook & The Bluff), Sacramented’s earthy and playfully poignant textures bubble up while tasteful breakbeats and expansive string arrangements reveal themselves with purpose. Alongside Parden’s carefully constructed lyrical contributions, each song grounds and envelops itself in a clarity and warmth that becomes essential, much like an every-morning cup of coffee.
Born and raised in rural Maine, Louisa Stancioff has emerged as a gifted writer with a cinematic eye for richly detailed, emotionally-charged character studies that grapple with the complexities of loneliness and desire, freedom and regret, guilt and forgiveness. A nomadic soul who spent stints living in Alaska, California, New York, and North Carolina before returning home, she grew up learning traditional Bulgarian music from her paternal grandfather’s side of the family and reveled in singing American folk and roots tunes with her friends.
Today, Louisa has unveiled a new single “Red Neck Yaught Club,” her first release under her own name, as well as her first single for Yep Roc Records. The official video, filmed on her family’s stomping grounds in rural Maine by Matt Gaillet, features a series of vignettes in the heat of summer and nostalgic reflection.
"Red Neck Yaught Club,” is a “nostalgic flashback to my adolescence,” says Louisa. “It’s a metaphorical place you can go to get away from the burdens of society and live freely and openly with excitement and purpose.”
On Eliza Edens’ sophomore album We’ll Become the Flowers, she seeks to understand what happens after the end. Whether grappling with heartache or a loved one's mortality, the Brooklyn-based songwriter reimagines endings not as finite events but as devotional experiences that give way to new beginnings. Edens takes inspiration from folk luminaries such as Nick Drake, Karen Dalton and Elizabeth Cotten, sowing her compositions with introspection born from her own grief. What emerges is a glowing collection of songs that serve as a map through tumult, toward hope.
Edens sings and writes with an equally tender reverie as in her 2020 debut album Time Away From Time. But where We’ll Become the Flowers diverges, is in its narrative vulnerability. Each song is bursting: with sorrow, with anger, with the miracle of existence. “I wrote this album out of emotional necessity,” Edens says. "I had just gone through a breakup. And around the same time, my mother was diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease. I was spending a lot of my time trying to understand what it means to watch the hopeful person who raised me seem to slowly fade away before my eyes.” As the pandemic loomed, Edens turned to music: "This project was a rope I used to pull myself out of misery, to view the despair I was feeling from a different angle. It was also my escape.”
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
Wed, Feb 14, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM