Event Information
Bridget Kearney & Benjamin Lazar Davis
Support: Star Rover
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 8:00 PM
$10 Students - $15 General Admission + Fees

Presented by Englert Theatre

Advanced sales end on the day of the show at 2:00pm
Tickets will then be available at the door at The Mill beginning at 7:00pm

7:00pm Doors Open


Ticketing:

 - $10 Students

 - $15 General Admission

NOTES:

- Additional fees are added at point of purchase

- Printed tickets will not be issued.

- Your name will be on the Will Call list at the door


Venue:

- This event takes place at The Mill

- Address: 120 East Burlington Street, Iowa City

- The Mill is a GA venue - there is limited seating available

- Your purchase gives you access to the venue but does not guarantee you a seat.

NOTE:

- The Mill is a 19 and over establlishment. Patrons under the age of 19 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian after 10:00pm.




 

Event Pricing
General Admission General Admission - $15.00
General Admission Student - General Admission - $10.00

 
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In February 2019, musician/songwriter Benjamin Lazar Davis and Lake Street Dive’s Bridget Kearney headed to West Africa to continue the life-changing musical exploration they’d begun five years before. Equipped with the most minimal of gear—a guitar, two-channel recording console, and tiny toy keyboard—the longtime friends soon struck up a collaboration with Stevo Atambire, a legendary Ghanaian musician and master of a two-stringed lute called the kologo. Less than a month later, Kearney and Davis returned to the U.S. with an entire album’s worth of material: the 11 wildly imaginative yet insightfully crafted songs featured on Still Flying, the duo’s full-length debut.

A work of profoundly joyful camaraderie, Still Flying has its roots in an impromptu session with Atambire, which was arranged by Colter Harper (an ethnomusicologist Kearney and Davis met during their 2014 trip to Ghana). Upon gathering in an empty café, the musicians soon found themselves swept up in an undeniable chemistry. “We were coming up with melodies and counter-melodies and it was all so electric,” Kearney recalls. “It was so exciting to experience this combination of sounds completely different from anything I’d ever heard.” As they worked with Atambire to shape the songs that now comprise Still Flying, they also teamed up with Aaron Bebe Sukura: a master of the gyil (an African wooden xylophone), and one of the figures most essential to their studies in a Northwest Ghanaian musical tradition known as Bawa. “I’ve never been a part of a record where everything came together so quickly and with such intensity and purpose, and I think that’s a testament to how inspired we were by working with Aaron and Stevo and Colter,” says Davis. “We never second-guessed anything, and the whole process was just magic.”