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Streaming Jun 10 - Jul 10, 2022 // UMS Digital Presentation

UMS Live Session:
Elvis Perkins

 

Singer/songwriter Elvis Perkins was introduced to UMS audiences through his role of musical “troubadour” in our April 2022 performances of HOME.

Hear Perkins’ signature sound, blending contemporary folk with nostalgic Americana, in a special solo set recorded at the University of Michigan’s Blanche Anderson Moore Organ Recital Hall.

From the artist:

The first three songs are from the theater spectacle I was on tour with in Ann Arbor. That’s HOME, dreamt up by my old friend Geoff Sobelle. I made these songs at his prompting and have delivered them in person any time and anywhere the show has gone up since its opening in 2017. The Power Center at UMS was our first time back since March of 2020, and with this taping scheduled ahead of any official HOME business, I figured I’d get to the dusting off. “Mother’s Bones,” “Bivouac,” and “Laniakea” are their order in the show, sort of a slow zoom out from womb to earth to cosmos. As I learned not long before its writing, “Laniakea” (“Boundless Heavens” in Hawaiian) is the galactic supercluster that contains the Milky Way. I couldn’t yet face (or quite remember) the other two from the show so I finished with a mostly unrelated number which brings it all back home, for a moment, to Michigan. Thanks to all who made this happen.

Streaming Jun 10 - Jul 10, 2022
UMS Digital Presentation

UMS Live Session:
Elvis Perkins

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Singer/songwriter Elvis Perkins was introduced to UMS audiences through his role of musical “troubadour” in our April 2022 performances of HOME.

Hear Perkins’ signature sound, blending contemporary folk with nostalgic Americana, in a special solo set recorded at the University of Michigan’s Blanche Anderson Moore Organ Recital Hall.

From the artist:

The first three songs are from the theater spectacle I was on tour with in Ann Arbor. That’s HOME, dreamt up by my old friend Geoff Sobelle. I made these songs at his prompting and have delivered them in person any time and anywhere the show has gone up since its opening in 2017. The Power Center at UMS was our first time back since March of 2020, and with this taping scheduled ahead of any official HOME business, I figured I’d get to the dusting off. “Mother’s Bones,” “Bivouac,” and “Laniakea” are their order in the show, sort of a slow zoom out from womb to earth to cosmos. As I learned not long before its writing, “Laniakea” (“Boundless Heavens” in Hawaiian) is the galactic supercluster that contains the Milky Way. I couldn’t yet face (or quite remember) the other two from the show so I finished with a mostly unrelated number which brings it all back home, for a moment, to Michigan. Thanks to all who made this happen.

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