Filed under: 21+, Music, Shows | Tags: New Haven Music, NHM, Rudy's, Sean Hayes, The Backyard Committee
In an atypical scheduling move, Rudy’s will be hosting a show tonight by locals The Backyard Committee and San Francisco’s Sean Hayes.
Hayes is currently on tour in support of his new self-released EP ‘Honeybees Falling’. Naming influences as diverse as Nina Simone, PJ Harvey and Neutral Milk Hotel, Hayes brand of ambient/folk is sparse, heartfelt and effective. Whether backed by a small band or on his own with an acoustic guitar, Hayes vocal drawl and lazy six-string strumming are the main focal point of his music. Lyrically, his songs alternate between outward social awareness and physical imagery, and inward soul searching, especially his newer material which brings his songs to a much more personal level. In short, his compositions grab hold of your attention and do not let go, slowly pulling you closer to the sometimes elusive but always rewarding mechanisms at work beneath. Opening for Hayes will be CT’s own the Backyard Committee. Led by songwriter Mike Sembos (Alternate Routes, Superfallingstars, Kennesaw), the Backyard Committee continues their string of local shows with this rare Sunday night at Rudy’s. Musically, the Backyard Committee fits well with Hayes’ out-west weariness, all acoustic guitars and sparse accompaniment. For those wanting a night of great songs and great music in their own ‘backyard,’ Rudy’s is the place tonight.
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