Local songwriter Don Chambers has spent much time exploring the “whiskey-soaked bootstomps” of a certain rowdy brand of Southern folk music, but A Sudden Loss of Elevation, Chambers’ upcoming solo LP, finds him quieting down. “These are solo, acoustic, diminutive, romantic, natural recordings,” says Chambers, “nothing too tricky, though a few songs did have some help from Thayer Sarrano and my wife Sanni Baumgaertner.”
“Three Steps Down,” a tune from the new album, which Chambers will release digitally this Thursday, May 16 via Bandcamp, is a stirring example of the songwriter’s softer side, a lived-in, warmly lit meditation on life and love. The inimitable Sarrano guests on vocals.
Chambers will debut more tunes from, and sell download codes for, A Sudden Loss of Elevation Thursday at Flicker, where he’ll be joined by North Carolina singer Angela Faye Martin, quite the formidable songwriter herself.
Don Chambers plays Flicker Theatre & Bar on Thursday, May 16.
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