The Lowest Pair

The Lowest Pair

Jess Parsons, Jennifer Jane Niceley

Fri, August 9, 2019

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

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

The Lowest Pair
The Lowest Pair
The Lowest Pair is Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. Kendl comes from Arkansas, but she found her way to the Pacific Northwest after high school. The evergreens and damp air of Olympia, Washington, and the boundless music scene, had equal draw. She released three solo records on Olympia’s indie label, K Records, and performed in ramblin’ folk bands and anarchic punk bands before starting The Lowest Pair in 2013 with Palmer T. Lee. Palmer built his first banjo when he was 19 from pieces he serendipitously inherited. Shortly after deciding songwriting would be the most effective and enjoyable medium for his musings, he began cutting his teeth fronting Minneapolis string bands and touring the Midwest festival circuit, which is where he and Kendl first met, on the banks of the Mississippi. Over the next five years, they recorded and released four albums of original songs and one covers album, named I Reckon I’m Fixin’ On Kickin’ Round To Pick A Little, Vol. 1. They toured the U.S., or rather, they tour the U.S., in their own version of The Never Ending Tour, racking up over 500 shows, from Bellingham, Washington to Bangor, Maine, from The Shetland Islands to The Bell Inn in Bath. A new album from the duo is coming soon.
Jess Parsons
Jess Parsons
With equal parts heartbreak and splendor, Jess Parsons' songs evoke the classic singer songwriters of the 70's with a touch of Rumour's-style world weariness. An alumnus of the "hauntingly hopeful" folk rock act Glowing House, she can also be seen performing alongside avant-double bass wunderkind Julie Davis in Bluebook.
Jennifer Jane Niceley
Jennifer Jane Niceley
Music has been my golden thread. It has given my life direction, albeit with plenty of twists and turns. My name is Jennifer Jane Niceley and I’ve been making music for most of my life. The fascination with melody and lyric began before I could speak. I feel the Country & Western, as well as the old-time mountain music, I heard predominantly in my early years remain a major influence on my writing.
I was born and raised on a farm near the Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee, into a family deeply tied to the land. My father is an eighth generation Tennessean, my mother a fifth generation Texan; when I was young we were often making road trips west with the likes of Ernest Tubb and Merle Haggard on the cassette player.
I’ve always been a singer and poet first — learning to play guitar as a kid allowed me to put it all together. At the same time finding my mother’s Joni Mitchell records were their own revelation, a kind of permission to do it my own way.
Making these connections now seems easy, after two decades of sporadically recording my own albums (including Luminous in 2007 and Birdlight in 2014, under Jennifer Niceley) living in Nashville and trying to “make it”, getting close and giving up, moving away and moving back…After an 8 year period of living on family land and giving my all to farming, I deconstructed my life and have been letting music lead the way again.
In the process I wrote my most recent album, Angels, Demons, Red-Tail Hawks, and recorded with Eric McConnell in his East Nashville home studio (right before I moved to Colorado). To me it is an album of questions, strung together by dreams and unnamed longings.
As Angels, Demons, Red-Tail Hawks makes its way into the world, I am happy to say I’m still following the golden thread. And I’m looking forward to making the next album, with these new songs born in a very different landscape from my home in Tennessee.
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/