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Nat Baldwin at the Perot Grain Silo

Nat Baldwin

Sunday, September 22

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Aside from writing experimental rock music with Brooklyn collective Dirty Projectors, bassist Nat Baldwin has somehow made time to write several glorious solo albums. At times haunting but always beautiful, Baldwin’s free-form jazz style is demonstrated on albums like 2011’s People Changes and 2008’s Most Valuable Player. As the shaggy-haired musician stands behind his large acoustic double bass, bow in hand; he saws at the instrument as it creaks and groans through gorgeous songs like “A Little Lost.” With the combination of these warm strings and his dreamlike vocals, the native of glacially carved Kittery, Maine creates sound that lands somewhere between pop, folk, and experimental jazz; peculiarly intimidating at first, but quickly welcoming once absorbed. The jazz musician has played Buffalo a few times before but this time should be a truly special experience as the Vault Arthouse presents Nat Baldwin at the Perot Grain Silo on Sunday (Sept 22). Constructed in 1909, the elevator, with its 100-foot high walls, will provide a truly unique environment for Baldwin’s bass sounds to ricochet and reverberate in all directions. Folk musicians Andy Pothier and Lara Buckley, and saxophonist Steve Baczkowski will open the show. Performances will begin at 8:30pm sharp. To maintain the integrity of the sound in the room and minimize the amount of background noise, people should arrive by 8pm. Also keep in mind that this is a raw space so it would be wise to dress warmly. Beverages will be available.

– cory perla

8pm, Perot Grain Silo, 100 Childs St. $10

Below: Nat Baldwin “In The Hallows”