Yoga + Live Music Feat. DONCAT
DONCAT is Duncan Nielsen, a San Francisco based songwriter and performer with a penchant for rock, soul and folk stylings. His songs draw from the deep history of California counter-culture music and discuss both the hope and uncertainty of the American dream in kaleidoscopic cynicism.
"Superbly laid back Laurel Canyon style psych-folk"
"Wonderfully downcast, with Doncat's gentle poetry matched against a hazy, never-rushed arrangement."
DONCAT just released his new EP 'Kind of Love.' It's 6 tracks are folk-inspired snapshots of the ways we experience love. In 'Tail Off' he yearns for a stranger in a bar and the idea of what could be. In 'Light in You' he expresses remorse for having abandoned someone close. To give a feeling of intense intimacy, he put everything down on 1/4" tape in his upstairs bedroom on a 4-track recorder, building off primary takes with acoustic and vocals. While we're used to hearing a band behind him, Nielsen's vocal floats beautifully on these gentle acoustic arrangements.
"When listening to the EP, it is as though you are right there with Duncan as he’s in the midst of the recording process. Like the San Franciscan fog slowly rolling into view, before you know it you are completely engulfed in the simple and mesmerizing sounds on Kind of Love."
-Sarah Leighton, The Bay Bridged
Date: Wednesday, 9/27/17
Location: Starline Social Club, Oakland