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Hiss Golden Messenger

with Phil Cook

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“Love as salvation is Old Testament songwriting, but few artists make you feel it like Taylor does.”—Pitchfork

Roots music–inspired, North Carolina–based singer/songwriter M. C. Taylor, who performs under the gospel-tinged moniker Hiss Golden Messenger, shows newfound swagger on his breakthrough record Heart Like a Levee (recently released on Merge Records). Delivering his themes of adulthood and the ties that bind with home truths and deft twists, Taylor captivates listeners with his well-worn, bluesy folk sound that has taken on new dimensions with the pulse of driving rock. As AllMusic summed it up, “His melodies are basic; his words are anything but. They bridge the temporal to the eternal, the carnal to the divine, the homespun to the historic...Seldom have hard times sounded this uplifting.”

Fellow North Carolinian singer/songwriter Phil Cook will open the evening with songs from his recent album Southland Mission.

Note: This show is standing room only.

MAJOR SEASON SUPPORT FOR PERFORMING ARTS

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Blackwell

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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Hiss Golden Messenger