When Dan Sherrill and Jacqui Aubert sing together, their harmonies carry listeners to someplace new. Performing together as the duo Hollis Peach, Sherrill and Aubert will bring their latest album, “Sun Sits Low,” to The Palms Playhouse on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18. Drawing from diverse influences including John Hartford, Joanna Newsom, Pete Seeger, Jim Henson and Townes Van Zandt, Hollis Peach weaves evocative, mischievous and deeply personal stories in the American vernacular of song and story. Hollis Peach’s music is full of subtle gestures and graceful storytelling. Though sounding deceptively simple, their musical arrangements and harmonies are lush, intricate and often hypnotic in their elegance. On most songs, Sherrill sings the melody and Aubert sings harmony, creating a dynamic texture and adding velvety undertones. Their intuitive vocal blend and dynamics occasionally brings powerhouse duo The Civil Wars to mind. While Sherrill and Aubert’s vocal harmonies are the hallmark of Hollis Peach’s sound, Sherrill’s songwriting provides the foundation, and the instrumentation compliments the vocals. Hailed as “a monster guitar player” by Kenneth Pattengale of the Grammy-nominated The Milk Carton Kids, Sherrill’s guitar playing and occasional forays to banjo build upon the songwriting foundation. Aubert’s percussion adds a propulsive atmospheric touch. The Ashland, Ore. duo is currently touring in support of their second album, “Sun Sits Low.” Sherrill teaches songwriting at Southern Oregon University, and has been performing in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Oklahoma!” which received reviews from the New York Times, PBS’ News Hour, NPR’s Here & Now and more. Sherrill and Aubert are also founding members of the folk orchestra Patchy Sanders and of the Ashland Folk Collective. As founders of the Collective, they’ve performed with and produced other artists including Shook Twins, Rainbow Girls, John Craigie, Max Gomez, Sean Rowe, John Stickley and Anna Tivel. Tickets for Hollis Peach’s Nov. 15 show at The Palms are available at Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters, Armadillo Music in Davis, Davids’ Broken Note in Woodland, online via The Palms’ website and Eventbrite and at the door if not sold out. For more information, visit palmsplayhouse.com and hollispeach.com. ]]>
Indie folk duo Hollis Peach weaves harmonic spell at The Palms on Thursday, Nov. 15
When Dan Sherrill and Jacqui Aubert sing together, their harmonies carry listeners to someplace new. Performing together as the duo Hollis Peach, Sherrill and Aubert will bring their latest album, “Sun Sits Low,” to The Palms Playhouse on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18.