Ken Hallowell (sole member of the musical act known as Stairwell Machine) is a singer/songwriter born and raised in central Maine. He has been singing as long as he has been talking, and began writing his own songs regularly shortly after picking up the guitar at age 13. Fueled by 90s alternative, indie, and some ethnic influence, Ken takes an avant garde approach to his particular style of cathartic artistry. Using his vulnerability and honesty, Ken challenges us to broaden our definition of beauty with his sad but somehow still uplifting work. He is looking forward to Stairwell Machine performing for all of you, and hopes that you all walk away from the experience with a different appreciation for tragedy.
Naythen Wilson has been pouring out his ugly and chaotic music on us since 1981. A grandfather in the music scene of New England, playing and sitting in with hundreds of bands and recording projects, Naythen decided in the early 2000’s to start releasing solo albums. Naythen has lead the charge, with his own brand of Atonal Funeral Folk. His level of output is rarely matched, logging in 97 releases (comprised of over 170+ CDs of original material) in 15 years! His death howl and detuned acoustic have been leaving its mark on people through recordings, and now he is finally ready to take it to the stage. This show is a rarity, and hopefully the beginning of regular touring. This music is honest, miserable, and is challenging. Bring an open mind, and let it swallow you.
A short Naythen Wilson documentary from years ago:
Ryan Weeks is a free-lance guitarist out of central Maine, who’s been composing music nearly all his life. Classically trained on piano, but seduced by Rock and Roll and folk, he has been attempting to leave his mark on those traditions ever since, and though you can see him out and about on occasion with various outfits, like a Gnostic, he prefers the solitude of his own home travelling inward in search of the musical philosophers stone.