Photo by Joseph Navas


Kris Delmhorst and Jeffrey Foucault

Dec. 7
7:30 p.m.
Americana, Folk, Singer-Songwriter

On the title cut of her latest album, The Wild, Kris Delmhorst sings in a whispery, aching voice about the feral vestiges in otherwise tamed human souls, fleeting youthful passion, and civilization’s yearning for wilderness. The arrangement is stark and minimal, haunted by pedal steel, acoustic picking, ghostly harmonies, and echoing drums. Delmhorst’s austerely beautiful tunes dissect the conflicting human emotions that lurk in what she calls “the place behind the place we never go” in “All the Way Around.” Husband/co-producer Jeffrey Foucault’s guitar whittles pungent asides, while Delmhorst conjures a measure of country soul on “Color of the Sky.” This is the first time in their 13-year marriage that Delmhorst and Foucault have recorded or toured together. Live, backed by Foucault’s band, the pair will split sets with material from The Wild and Foucault’s forthcoming Blood Brothers