Even the most dire circumstance can offer opportunity for new beginnings. Just ask singer/songwriter Blake Christiana or any of the other members of the once Brooklyn based Americana band called Yarn. At least thats the conclusion they came to after a period of real life challenges that left the band splintered and unsure of their forward trajectory. Internal tensions were simmering. A new album was scrapped. A major move from Brooklyn to North Carolina added to the uncertainty. For a band that seemed forever on the verge of a big breakthrough, the future suddenly seemed cloudy.We were dealing with real life issues, Christiana explains. Broken relationships, a sense of having to regroup and put some things -- and people -- behind us. Thats what I was writing about lyrically in the new songs and it became kind of a catharsis. Nothing was contrived. We didnt have to relate to it in the third person. We were living these circumstances, and that gave us the impetus and inspiration to share our sentiments. Ultimately those setbacks and difficulties led to new opportunities and allowed a little light to shine through.Christianas referring to the bands album, the boldly optimistic This Is the Year. A seamless blend of vibrant, inspired, back porch melodies and narrative, descriptive lyrics that detail the challenges faced when ones life is jolted off its bearings, the record documents in detail the bands determination to move forward while balancing precariously on a line that forms a border between love and hate. Its an album about re-evaluating relationships, making tough choices and sometimes skirting the rules, a tack that was inspired by musicians they admire -- Waylon and Willie, Merle Haggard and other Texas troubadours with a distinctly renegade reputation.
- Start:November 18, 2017 Time: 7:45 PM
- End:November 18, 2017 Time: 11:59 PM
- Where:FTC Fairfield Theatre Company StageOne, 70 Sanford Street, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, 06824
- Event Type: Other
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