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Husband and wife duo ‘Lowland Hum’ want to play some folk music for you this weekend at PS1


Lowland Hum
Lowland Hum is the collaboration between Daniel and Lauren Goans. — photo by John Ramspott

Lowland Hum

Public Space One — Saturday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m.

Music fans who would like to have their hearts grow two sizes too big would be advised to stop by Public Space One this Saturday, as husband and wife duo Lowland Hum roll into town to sing songs about love and other nice things. Local lo-fi folk-pop artist Loaf will be filling the bill, playing songs that are both melancholic and wildly imaginative.

Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, Lowland Hum is the collaboration between Daniel and Lauren Goans. Having met in 2010 while recording Daniel’s solo record, the two fell in love and soon began to work together as a duo. Having spent their first year of marriage touring and writing songs, they were able to perfect their unadorned acoustic style, releasing their debut album Native Air in August of 2013. Consisting of fourteen tracks of simple, harmony-rich folk, Native Air received positive critical acclaim upon release, with NPR’s All Songs Considered featuring their song “War is Over.”

The two approach performance as a multisensory experience. Live, they’ve been known to include elements of visual arts into their shows, as well as playing with the smell of the space (hopefully always in a good way). They have also been known to bring a big, hand-made wooden platform full of metal jingles to their shows, adding a bit of variety to their foot-stomping folk music.

The show begins at 8 p.m. and costs $5.


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