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Airpark, Hannah Connolly and Eric Cannata

September 9, 2021 7:00 pm PDT

Second Stage


Formed in 2017 by brothers Ben Ford and Michael Ford, Jr., Airpark is a Nashville-based duo whose songs explore the wide expanse of forward-thinking pop music.

It’s a sound that’s both timely and timeless, rooted in sharp grooves one minute and dreamily rounded edges the next. Over the course of four EPs, the Fords have created music that’s honest and ever-evolving, glued together by nuanced arrangements, an attention to melody, and the refusal to make the same record twice.

They turn another corner with 2021’s Quiet Type: an Intimate Collection of New & Old. Recorded during the chaos of the 2020 pandemic and released on the band’s own Eugenia Hall Records, the five-song EP presents the most soothing track list of Airpark’s career. Gone are the heavy-hitting drums that gave the band’s debut, Early Works, Volume 1, its percussive pulse. Absent are the cinematic soundscapes that filled Airpark’s third EP, the Tennis-produced Songs of Airpark, with a sense of windswept cool. Instead, Quiet Type: an Intimate Collection of New & Old focuses on a warmly organic mix of acoustic guitars, atmospheric pedal steel, and male-female duets. It’s the band’s most folk-influenced release, full of soft hues and a therapeutic sense of space.

Returning fans might recognize songs like “All the Time” and “Devotion,” two previously-released tracks that are presented here in fresh, reimagined versions. “Devotion,” whose original recording earned more than two million streams on Spotify alone, is reborn as a sparse, airy track with backing vocals from Nightingail, while “All the Time” — one of two songs featuring harmonies from Erin Rae — evokes T-Bone Burnett’s work on the Americana cult classic Raising Sand. Coupled with new songs like the lo-fi “Little Hollywood” and the hushed, bedroom-pop stunner “Quiet Type,” the EP unfolds like a salve for a bruised and battered era.

The Ford siblings have always been fans of collaboration, from their coast-to-coast tours with acts like St. Lucia to their own co-writing sessions. With Quiet Type: an Intimate Collection of New & Old, they extend that team spirit to a wider circle of partners, tapping frequent collaborator Scott Hundley as their producer and lacing the songs with contributions from upright bassist Byron House, pedal steel guitarist Spencer Cullum, and guest vocalists like Erin Rae, Valley Queen, and Nightingail. The result is a record that stands in low-key defiance of the isolated feelings that permeate the Covid-19 era, while also highlighting the exploration and musical diversity at the core of Airpark’s work. Quiet Type: an Intimate Collection of New & Old may be tranquil, but these songs still speak volumes.

Find out more about Airpark HERE

Hannah Connolly is an American singer/songwriter from Eau Claire, WI now based in Los Angeles, CA. Her first album, From Where You Are was released in January of 2020.

The 10-track LP blends somber indie folk with warm classic country. Connolly’s music is heartfelt and emotive, drawing influence from Patty Griffin, Alison Krauss, and the Arizona desert where her family now lives.

American Songwriter states, “Hannah Connolly is a breath of fresh air for the Folk/Country scene showing off her graceful vocals and uplifting music, acting as a resurgence for classic country twang and great storytelling.”

Following the release of From Where You Are, Hannah is currently recording her second album with friend and producer Jordan Ruiz.

Find out more about Hannah HERE

Eric Cannata is a songwriter, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist living in Los Angeles. He is best
known for writing and playing guitar with his bands Young the Giant and Coma Culture.

In April, 2020, he released his debut solo EP ‘Lonely Beast’. On his solo recordings, Cannata
blends indie folk with a tinge of psychedelia. The EP is both nostalgic and raw, reminiscent of
influences such as Elliot Smith, Tom Waits and Sparklehorse.

The 5 songs were recorded over two days with Cannata’s long time friend and Coma Culture
bandmate, Jon O’Brien. The result was a release that balances simplicity with introspection.

Find out more about Eric HERE

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September 9, 2021
7:00 pm PDT


Hotel Cafe
1623 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, 90028 United States