The Mastersons @ the Boulder Theater

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Submitted by Red House Records on Fri, 07/07/2017 - 7:09 am

This is the third release by husband-and-wife duo of guitarist Chris Masterson and string player Eleanor Whitmore, described as “Tift Merritt fronting the Jayhawks” (Esquire Magazine).  Written on the road, usually during late-night sessions, Transient Lullaby is darker than their previous two album and has a wistful, longing feel. Musically, it’s rich with intoxicating harmonies that float above Whitmore’s stirring string arrangements and Masterson’s adroit guitar work, but it’s the deeply personal songwriting that always manages to steal the show.

Full of characters facing down difficulty and darkness with all the grit and humility they can muster, Transient Lullaby is an unfiltered and timeless portrait of all the joy and pain love can bring, though it's not without its political moments, too. The Mastersons found themselves on tour in Lexington, KY, during the height of Kim Davis' obstinate stand against the Supreme Court's same sex marriage decision, and so they penned the infectious "You Could Be Wrong" in a dressing room before taking the stage with "Love Wins" draped across their guitars.

Transient Lullaby follows the band's 2014 release, Good Luck Charm—which was premiered by the NY Times and praised by Mother Jones for its "big-hearted lyrics, tight song structures, and sweetly intertwined harmonies"—and their 2012 debut, Birds Fly South, which was awarded 9/10 stars by Uncut. Those albums earned The Mastersons slots on NPR’s Mountain Stage and at festivals around the world, from San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to Australia's Byron Bay Bluesfest. For additional info and tour dates go to http://www.themastersonsmusic.com.

You can catch The Mastersons at the Boulder Theater on August 4th.

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