Singer-songwriter Angel Olsen will stop in Fayetteville for a show at the Lightbulb Club on Sunday, Feb. 23.
A St. Louis native, Olsen spent the last few years living in Chicago where she became known as a powerful songwriter with an extraordinary voice. She’s been heard on NPR, at the Pitchfork Music Festival, and as part of a backing band for Bonnie “Prince” Billy.
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The 26-year-old musician is defined as being wise beyond her years due to an early experimentation with her voice which led to an infusion of confidence that extends to all aspects of her music.
Her 2012 album, Half Way Home, was little-heard but well-received, and has served as a catalyst for a strong fan base who’s likely ready for another round of songs.
Fortunately for local fans, her new album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness, will have landed via her new label Jagjaguwar by the time she takes the stage in Fayetteville.
Judging from the first taste, fans could be in for a surprise with Olsen’s sophomore effort.
The fuzzy, two-minute garage-rocker “Forgiven/Forgotten,” is somewhat of a departure from the evocative folk ballads heard on Half Way Home. It’s no less infectious, though, and with producer John Congleton (The Walkmen, Modest Mouse, Okkervil River) on board, Olsen seems poised for another bright chapter in her career.
Her February performance in Fayetteville starts at around 9 p.m. There’s a $5 cover and locals SW/MM/NG will open the show.