Photo Credit: Louis Schalk
Though Jeremy Barnes is best known as the drummer for Athens indie icons Neutral Milk Hotel, his work with New Mexico duo A Hawk and a Hacksaw bears only a passing resemblance to Jeff Mangum’s emotionally bare, lyrically driven approach. With eclectic instrumentation—horns, woodwinds, hammer dulcimer—and owing to various world influences, Barnes and partner Heather Trost’s latest album, Forest Bathing, is a captivating outing that crosses musical and metaphorical boundaries. The idyllic Orange Twin opens its gates Wednesday for a rare public event featuring A Hawk and a Hacksaw and openers Shelley Short and Darren Hanlon. No dogs or glass are allowed. Carpooling saves you dough: Parking is free if the car is full; otherwise, it’s $5 per empty seat.
A HAWK AND A HACKSAW Experimental folk duo featuring Neutral Milk Hotel drummer Jeremy Barnes. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.
SHELLEY SHORT Portland, OR singer-songwriter known for her work in Neko Case's band.
DARREN HANLON Australian folk singer-songwriter.