River to River: Patrick Watson with Loney Dear

Friday, July 6, 2012, 7:00 PM

River to River Festival

South Street Seaport
South St New York, NY


A chance to hear from Patrick Watson’s newest album Adventures In Your Own Backyard.
 Adventures… was made at home after a grueling five-year run that saw Watson and his band – bassist Mishka Stein, guitarist Simon Angell, and drummer Robbie Kuster – tour the world in support of two critically-acclaimed and successful albums, including the Polaris award-winning Close To Paradise.

Hailing from the small city of Jonkoping, Sweden, Loney Dear’s primary member Emil Svanängen first began recording homemade, overdubbed tapes of delicate, folkish indie pop in the early 2000s. After several years of touring stateside and abroad, Loney Dear released Dear John, its fourth full-length in January 2012. His album—the appropriately titled Hall Music, is an expansive record that finds Svanängen closer to creating the type of orchestral music he has always sought to bring to life on stage (whether he’s actually playing with an orchestra or not).