Bjorn & Francois - LIVE at Weathered Vineyards Ephrata
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About The Event
Self-described as “delta-gypsy-grass and theatrical-dark-folk,” the band lives up to the wild descriptor. In a vein similar to the Doors’ dark melodies, the group blends Byers’ classically trained piano style with that of Jacobsen’s traveling, “gypsy” melodies, soldering together two unlikely genres to make for a hypnotic and truly authentic sound. While at one moment they showcase the guitar melodies and patterns that reveal Jacobsen’s early obsession with old Louisiana blues and the aggressive estam style of traditional Romani music, the very next moment will hold Byers’ beautiful, sad melodies which call to mind Rachmaninov Preludes or Brahms Rhapsodies. The intimate camaraderie between the two musicians, while not overt, is the first thing one notices. Neatly crafted chords and layered melodies pouring out from the instruments, making both Jacobsen and Byers constantly aware of what the other is playing.
NOTE: If the parking lot is full, overflow parking is at the Ephrata Rec Center (130 S. Academy Dr.), and Javateas will be serving their Wine & Dine Menu.