The Cedar Presents
JARLATH HENDERSON with A.M. Stryker
Sunday, October 7, 2018 / Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm
$15 Advance / $18 Day of show
This is a seated show. Tickets are available online, by phone, and at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows.
Hailing from County Armagh, Ireland, Jarlath Henderson is the first Irish solo artist to win the prestigious BBC Young Folk Musician of the Year Award, which has led to performances at festivals throughout Europe and to GlobalFest in New York City. Jarlath combines modern, rhythmically intense, percussive electronics to his traditional singing style to create signature sound that is all his own. He is a masterful balladeer, three times ‘All-Ireland Champion’ Uilleann Piper, a teacher both in Ireland and Scotland and has featured in numerous BBC television programs on piping and music. A talented and versatile multi-instrumentalist, Jarlath also plays whistle, flute and cittern.
In his first solo release, A.M. Stryker explores a softer, more painful side of himself. The songs reflect on the shared experience with his wife of moving to another country and losing a loved one who’s thousands of miles away. A story that ultimately ended in a divorce and a journey back home.
With a vocal styling reminiscent of artists like Nick Drake and Jose Gonazalez, The Lion's Share explores the depth of emotion that comes with love, loss, divorce, and death. Underscored by gently woven guitars and strings, AM Stryker crafts a debut release that is stunning and heartfelt.