Handsome Ghost – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – December 6th, 2016

Handsome Ghost

Handsome Ghost

Yoke Lore

Tue · December 6, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$14 + Fees

Handsome Ghost
Handsome Ghost
A philosophy major, a teacher, a folk singer; these are some of the paths Tim Noyes traveled before starting Handsome Ghost.

Noyes began writing folk songs in college, five hours west of his native Boston. After graduation, he taught English for three years at a Bronx high school, playing shows and open mics in the evenings. The contrast of clubs and classrooms couldn't last, and a publishing deal encouraged him to risk becoming a full-time musician.

Eventually, Noyes felt himself moving away from folk music. As his tastes became more eclectic, "One month I love R&B and then it's today's pop or 90's hits," the acoustic world seemed to present certain limitations. At an artistic crossroads of sorts, he considered a possible return to teaching, a move to the suburbs, or joining his father’s family business.

Instead – Noyes poured his doubts into a new project, Handsome Ghost, still crafting every song with an acoustic guitar, but now augmenting them with colorful, electronic production. “I’m in a strange place in my life. I'm not a kid anymore but I know I'm not quite an adult yet, either,” Noyes explains. “I can pretend like I am and I often do, but if I'm being honest, I'm still not there. Many of these new songs live in that lost world between responsible and reckless, between figuring everything out and having absolutely no clue.”

In the generation of ever pro-longed youth, wondering when to grow up isn’t uncommon, but choosing a career in music only exacerbates the extremes. For all of the perks – traveling the country with friends, performing each night, meeting new people - it’s not without malaise. It’s a life that leaves very little time for hobbies, friends back home, or love. When it comes down to one or the other, Noyes picks his music. While Handsome Ghost’s debut EP Steps amassed over 20 million streams, Noyes spent 2015 touring the U.S. and writing almost 100 new songs. Six of these will be featured on a second EP The Brilliant Glow - out fall 2016 - with a debut album to follow in the winter.

“It's hard to know which parts of the past are worth fighting for and which parts are better to just let go of. Sometimes it seems like you have to cut ties to move forward, but that's a lot easier said than done. I think a lot of these new songs center around that idea: we know what we need to do to grow, but that doesn't always help.”
Yoke Lore
Yoke Lore
Yoke Lore is the latest musical endeavor from Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Adrian Galvin.

Adrian grew up in an artistic family, his mother a director and his father an actor and sculptor. He was immersed in painting, photography, and ballet from an early age, eventually finding his first musical passion in the drums. Whilst pursuing music, his artistry in other disciplines has not faltered -- in fact, he drew the Far Shore EP artwork himself (shown above).

After a series of rock and folk bands through high school and college, Adrian co-founded the duo Yellerkin in 2013. He has since forged a new musical path in the form of York Lore, a project founded in the essence of human connection.

As Adrian puts it:

"Yoke Lore is a technique of telling stories about how we are bound to one another and how we are bound to ourselves.The value of anything can be measured in how it connects to its various counterparts. Heavy Love deals with the weight that those relationships sometimes come with, but this is only one story among many that will make up the mythology of Yoke Lore."

Spirituality and self-awareness has been a steady constant in Adrian's life, from his days studying a customized college major in self-divinity and a year meditating in India, to his passion for Taoist yoga which he teaches regularly. He's also an avid dancer (he co-founded NYC dance company Boomerang). In March 2016, he will premiere a dance piece he created with Greg Saunier of Deerhoof at lower Manhattan theatre Dixon Place.

Photo by Jacob Wayler
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/