James Elkington, Ohmme – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – June 29th, 2017
James Elkington, Ohmme

James Elkington

Ohmme

Thu, June 29, 2017

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 18 and over

James Elkington
James Elkington
James Elkington (an Englishman living in Chicago) is an inveterate collaborator who has toured, recorded, and/or collaborated w/ Jeff Tweedy, Richard Thompson, Steve Gunn, Joan Shelley & most recently Tortoise, amongst others. Recently, Elkington found that contributing his energies to the music of others had revived the energy for his own. He used the downtime between tours to hone his skills & investigate his own musical heritage, which informed both his outlook & output in a profound way. The resulting debut solo album, Wintres Woma (Old English for “the sound of winter”), draws from British folk, avant-rock, & jazz traditions alike. The title resonates in the icy limpidity of the arrangements, the snowy tumble of guitars & strings, and w/ his gnawing consideration of how much cultural upbringing can bring to bear on one’s own creativity. Many of the album’s lyrics contend w/ the continuing strangeness of living in a different country, and the sound at times conjures Kevin Ayers delivering a Dylan Thompson poem over a Bert Jansch song, all the while speaking in Elkington’s singular voice.

Jim is a great guitarist and a tremendous, empathetic listener. – Richard Thompson

www.jameselkington.com/
Ohmme
Ohmme
Ohm is an electrical resistance between two points of a conductor; OHMME lives in that resistance creating electric chaos between the two points of Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart – fixtures in the Chicago music scene. The energy from their musical upbringings enabled the two to create a vocal project with a gnarled guitar backbone. Both classically trained from a young age, OHMME brings their musical histories together creating a sound that is at once familiar yet beautifully unconventional.

www.ohmmemusic.com
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618