Kalispell (the stage name for Eau Claire singer-songwriter Shane Leonard). A poignant amalgam of new and traditional American music, replete with shades of jazz and minimalism comes to Three Three Five for an intimate performance. A seasonal menu featuring seasonal small plates and craft cocktails will be available for purchase.
- Thursday, May 09, 2013
- 335 N Broadway St, Green Bay, WI 54303
- Ticket Info
- Call (920)431-1111
More about the artist
Shane Leonard’s interest in songwriting and old traditional music wasn’t passed down from family, as it is was with most of the musicians he’s come to admire, and he didn’t grow up anywhere near Appalachia. But then again, his music isn’t exactly traditional. Combining countrified instrumentation with elements of electronic and avant garde, this is music moving ever-onward while remaining keenly aware of the past.
In addition to his solo work, Shane has performed and recorded with groups as diverse as MIT’s Balinese Gamelan and Ensemble Robot, old time stringband Stoop Singers, jazz trio Gryn Gryn, and artists like Evan Ziporyn (Steve Reich), Sean Carey (Bon Iver), and Dean Granros (Happy Apple, Lee Konitz). He’s learned traditional fiddle and banjo in the homes of masters like Lee Sexton and Clyde Davenport, taught courses in West African drumming and American roots music through the Exploration School at Yale University, and is a member of the Eau Claire Music School faculty. Currently, Shane tours with Field Report and Kalispell, playing drums, guitar, fiddle, banjo, and singing.