BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Lewis & Clarke (Record Release Show!)

Lewis & Clarke (Record Release Show!)

Norwegian Arms

Thu, September 25, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Lewis & Clarke
Lewis & Clarke
Lewis & Clarke is the musical alias / nom-de-plume of Lou Rogai. The name references the fellowship and correspondence between C. S. Lewis and Arthur C. Clarke (not the 19th century explorers). For close to a decade, Lewis & Clarke has steadily and quietly built a devout following among indie-folk circles, releasing several "acclaimed" recordings while skirting mainstream currents. Rogai's process is as much of a mission statement as an authentic stance in a corporate age; an antidote for listeners who seek an experience of depth and breadth. Rogai is a musician/songwriter as well as founder of La Société Expéditionnaire, the record label dedicated to exposing the wild and/or fragile music of colleagues. He lives and works in Pennsylvania, near a river between two mountains.
Norwegian Arms
Norwegian Arms
Three years, two EPs and one album since the Siberian sojourn, Norwegian Arms has shifted focus away from the confines of his tiny apartment in the Taiga, which largely informed the songs on their debut LP, Wolf Like a Stray Dog. That doesn't mean that the oddball sunny folk music generated by his time in Tomsk, Russia has become any less relevant, or that the sound has changed drastically.

In the time since returning to his native Philadelphia, He has found new beauty in the wreckage that surrounds his post-industrial warehouse apartment. Dilapidated buildings, shifting friendships, and late night bicycle rides inform this new batch of songs. Still deeply influenced by his continued travels, these new songs draw from trips to South America and Europe, and the sense of Wanderlust remains.

Still obsessed with languages and their systems, he sees these new songs as imperfective, referring to verb 'aspect' present in Slavic languages, which focuses on the current process, not a past event or a future result. He still feels strongly that it's about the journey, not the destination, a spirit still embodied by these songs.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com