Zelienople, Scott Tuma – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – February 21st, 2014
Zelienople, Scott Tuma


Scott Tuma

Fri, February 21, 2014

9:30 pm


Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Zelienople is now 20 years old. They've never settled on a particular sound, other than unhurried musical scenes that leave plenty of space for imagination. This Constellation show will be no different. African and Asian percussion, two synths, guitar and sparse vocals are featured tonight.

Mike Weis - percussion
Matt Christensen - guitar & vocals
Brian Harding - synth & clarinet
Donn Ha- keys

"The only word that can truly describe these guys is hypnotic. Listen to a Zelienople album from beginning to end and you will be transformed. There is a natural immersion that occurs when listening to their records. You get lost in their songs, and when you surface there is almost a zen-like calm to everything." - Skeletons & Candy

Scott Tuma
Scott Tuma
Scott Tuma is a musician from Chicago who is best known for having played guitar in the pioneering alt-country band Souled American. Since his departure from Souled American in the late 1990s Tuma has released four solo albums, performed and recorded with Chicago's Boxhead Ensemble, and collaborated with members of the band Zelienople in a project dubbed Good Stuff House.

Tuma's unique guitar work is one of the primary features responsible for Souled American's highly distinct sound. His solo work is more in line with ambient music than folk or country, though elements of those and other styles are still present. "Hard Again" and "The River 1 2 3 4" are expansive, gorgeous albums that feature Tuma playing most of the instruments himself - primarily guitar, harmonium, and organ (though he also plays bass, harmonica, and banjo) - though "Hard Again" also includes guest spots from members of Dirty Three, Rachel's, and Boxhead Ensemble.

Tuma's live performances are as unpredictable as the line-up that accompanies him. At times it's just him and a guitar, other times he's backed by an ensemble made up of Chicago's most experienced musicians. It's still unknown as to whom will show up for his band for this night but it will most likely result in a blissful experience for those in attendance.

"Scott Tuma's sophomore effort is once again rooted deeply in the soil of the forgotten ghosts of American music's past. Like Hard Again, Tuma crafts long, ambiguous soundscapes made with real instruments that meet the listener in a territory where memory, illusion, sense impression, and emotion share a peaceful, if somewhat uneasy relationship to one another. Tuma is very much an American primitive; he can rightfully be placed alongside people like Harry Partch and Henry Flynt but sounds like neither one though he evokes their independence." - All Music Guide

Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618