Portland, OR outsiders A Stick And A Stone & Indira Valey hit the road this spring on a collaborative Northwest tour. Joining forces to forge intimate and unconventional performances, they will play in Seattle on March 29th with local artist, Blessed Blood.
Indira Valey is a queer Latina multi-disciplinary performance artist and avant-garde musician. Her ancient-sounding, resonant voice is a force of nature, and she utilizes a unique palette of instruments (flugelhorn, timpani, kalimba, bike wheel, and electric guitar) with effects pedals to create spontaneous improvisational magic.
A Stick And A Stone is the project of transgender vocalist-bassist Elliott Harvey. Often joined on strings and vocals by Maria Boyer and Stella Peach, A Stick And A Stone crafts haunting, minimalist, choral-ridden song-spells laced with ambient field recordings and poetic imagery.
“A Stick and A Stone’s true power lies in its restraint; the tension between the notes, the tonal colors of Harvey’s voice, calling down the moon while dancing harmonies recall an older, wilder world…” – Kim Kelly, Vice Magazine
Blessed Blood is an electronics-based music project by Seattle’s Rachel LeBlanc. Utilizing hardware effects to expand upon the natural resonances of singing, she processes harmonies into ecstatic hymns, wherein ethereal vocals glide above pulsations and sharp angles. The sound is informed by traditional music forms and choral assemblies, resulting in what is at once familiar and unsettling.