Planes on Paper

The Crocodile Presents:

Planes on Paper

Tall Tall Trees, Ritchie Young of Loch Lomond (EP release show, Hush Records)

Thu, August 24, 2017

8:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$12 Adv.

This event is 21 and over

Planes on Paper
Planes on Paper
There has been no shortage of bands that sound like Planes on Paper in the last 10 years of Seattle music, which makes it simultaneously delightful and frustrating when one of them is clearly a full head taller than the others."
- Sean Nelson, The Stranger -

“This is folk music at the highest level.” – Greg Jones, Ear to the Ground Music
“Planes on Paper expertly maneuvers dual vocals to produce this eerie, serene, beautiful aesthetic […] simultaneously mellow and powerful.” – Fallon Schlossman, WNYC New York
“[…] it’s easy to see why Planes on Paper is starting to attract serious attention on the neo-folkie scene.” – Paul de Barros, The Seattle Times
As a one year-old project, Planes on Paper was already receiving high praise from a nearly endless list of media outlets across the country: The Seattle Times, American Songwriter Magazine, KEXP, WNYU New York, The Revue, Ear To The Ground, and The Stranger, to name just a few. Now two years in, the praise continues, and the songwriting duo is selling out small venues on both coasts, and playing some of the Northwest’s most noteworthy festivals... all without yet releasing an album; that speaks volumes about the strength of Planes on Paper’s live performances. Described as, “a cohesive, stark showcase of pure, unadulterated song craft,” they are a show not to be missed.
Tall Tall Trees
Tall Tall Trees
To say that Mike Savino is an innovator would be an understatement. Touring under the moniker Tall Tall Trees, the banjo-wielding bard has reshaped the landscape of what is possible with the instrument. On stage and in studio, Savino breaks down the banjo into its most basic iteration, reminding audiences that the banjo is, at root, a drum. Coupled with his mastery of electronic effects, loops, toy ray guns, and heaps of spontaneous creativity, Tall Tall Trees has been encapsulating audience members worldwide with his mystifying solo shows, as well as playing alongside fellow innovator Kishi Bashi.

His latest album 'Freedays' is, in a way, his debut album. Having recorded two previous albums in a traditional collaborative band setting, 'Freedays' is the first album Savino wrote and recorded as a solo project. Beginning in 2015, Savino took a much-needed respite from New York City, where he had spent a decade and a half honing his craft, and assumed the role of sole caretaker at an abandoned health retreat nestled in the green mountains of northern Georgia. The Bird’s Nest, as it was called, completely surrounded by national forest, provided the freedom and space to work without time constraints or interruption.

Composed and recorded over a period of eight months, 'Freedays' tells the story of a man in transition and documents an artist alone at the crossroads of the life he has and the one he wants. The album begins with “Backroads”, which drops the listener into a darkened forest amidst a chorus of wailing coyotes and quickly takes off on a midnight drive. Tracks like “Being There”, “A Place to Call Your Own”, and “CLC” provide an honest look into the author’s thought process and decision making. Although it’s often hard to imagine, most of the sounds on the album are experiments with the banjo, and they all reflect the innovative musings of one of the freshest sounds to come out of the Appalachians in decades.
Ritchie Young of Loch Lomond (EP release show, Hush Records)
Ritchie Young of Loch Lomond (EP release show, Hush Records)
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://www.thecrocodile.com/