Some Say Leland Performs Wednesday Night at Skinny’s Ballroom
One of the most extraordinary experiences a music lover can have is an instant connection with music, from the very first listen. Such is the case with one of my all-time local favorites, Some Say Leland, a band that’s actually moved me to tears.
The folk/rock sextet will head to Marfa this month to do some recording for an eagerly-anticipated new album in the works. And fans are excited for good reason. To put it simply, this band makes incredibly beautiful music. As you’ll discover on their 2009 album Fifty Miles Into the Main, their live EP Field Recordings Volume 1: The Abandoned State School and their studio EP Wake (both released in 2010), there’s a rich, deeply complex texture of traditional and modern arrangements by frontman Dan Grissom, who has a way of striking the most delicate and wistful tones in the most intense ways. I’ve said before that their songs are tales that grip the heart in such an unsettling way that you’re left thinking of them long after they’ve ended.
Don’t miss Some Say Leland when they play Wednesday night at Skinny’s Ballroom, 115 San Jacinto, starting at 10 p.m. Local pop-rock quartet The Mayflower plays an early set at 8 p.m. Good music all around. Check it all out.