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Santa Fe Performance Exchange
Bringing local and national musicians to Santa Fe venues
Son of Town Hall

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, 7:30 pm Son of Town Hall in Concert $20 advance purchase

Purposely timeless yet anachronistic, a sort of aural steampunk.– Santa Fe New Mexican

Imagine if Simon and Garfunkel were lost at sea, salt in their beards, wind at their backs, and whiskey in their bottles. What songs would they sing whilst stomping like melodious madmen on the boards of their boat? Or set yourself adrift for a piece, untether yourself from your daily affairs, bring only fresh water, a large writing pad and plenty of pencils. With only the endless sky above and the wine-dark waters below, what half-crazed tales would pour out of you?

Welcome to the mythic world of Son of Town Hall, the unusual union of  Santa Fe’s own David Berkeley and London’s Ben Parker. Parker, a highly sought-after songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist, and Berkeley, a celebrated singer/songwriter/guitarist/author have imagined a world that transcends time and space, complete with Victorian-era outfits, meditations about the sea and songs that beg you to sing along. The show is three-parts concert, one-part theater. It will leave you transformed, with your heart full of laughter and tears, drunk on adventure and the tragic beauty of the human condition.

Trust us: This show (the duo’s only in New Mexico) is not to be missed. Truly unique. Part theater, part concert. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll jump aboard the metaphoric raft, and you won’t ever want to jump off. Son of Town Hall recorded its first set of songs at the old Kitchen Sink in Chupadero, and they intend to record this concert for a possible future live release. Be part of history.

“Sensational!” – John Platt, WFUV

“Nothing short of stunning” – Lisa Schwartz, Director Philadelphia Folk Festival