Listen to Lonnie Holley's ambitious and mesmerizing new album 'Mith'

Listen to Lonnie Holley's ambitious and mesmerizing new album 'Mith'

Fri Sep 21st

With his self-taught piano improvisations and stream-of-consciousness lyrical approach, Lonnie Holley is a storyteller of the highest order. Now, Holley releases his new album 'Mith' which, unlike his previous musical output, touches on topics like Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock and contemporary American politics. Listen to the album in full below and watch the excellent video for 'I Woke Up in a Fucked-Up America'.

"Now, after a whirlwind few years that have seen the 68-year-old tour with the likes of Animal Collective and Deerhunter after Atlanta art collector Matt Arnett helped him to record his musical ideas, he releases ‘MITH’, a staggering work of unbridled ambition, intelligent improvisation and, above all, profound soul. Holley crafts the tracks more like sound collages than traditional songs, and his lyrical style is thoroughly in the vein of stream-of-consciousness – accordingly, don’t go expecting to hear ‘MITH’ relayed faithfully if you’re able to catch him on the road." - Loud And Quiet

Lonnie Holley’s performance at Le Guess Who? 2018 will feature expressive trombone and drums duo Nelson Patton, who also contributed on his upcoming album. Also performing at the festival are a.o. Art Ensemble of Chicago, Neneh Cherry, Swamp Dogg, Devendra Banhart, Circuit des Yeux, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Nicole Mitchell, Colin Stetson, Rodrigo Amarante, and many more. 

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