Performance | Live Music: Honey Girl & the Horseshoe Falls
Featuring music inspired by Charles E. Burchfield
Friday, January 13, 2012, 6:30–7:30 pm
Join us for an acoustic set featuring Lisa Forrest, Doug Lambert and friends.
Honey Girl & the Horseshoe Falls is a Buffalo based indie folk duo consisting of Lisa Forrest (vocals, guitar) and Doug Lambert (vocals, guitar, piano, bass, harmonica). Long-time friends and neighbors, the two began collaborating in the Best-of-Buffalo nominated Shady Grove. After Shady Grove dissolved in 2010, Lambert encouraged Forrest to record her own originals. They continued to collaborate, notably on Forrest’s first full-length album, Oh Lake Erie (2011), recorded and produced by Jonathan Hughes. Composed almost entirely at a secluded lake cottage just outside the city lights of Buffalo, the songs demonstrate Forrest’s poetic sensibilities and reflect the loneliness, loss, and hope of the Rust Belt. Lambert’s multi-instrumental performances and talented arrangements on many of the tracks, as well as his yearning harmonica and piano solos, complement the award-winning poet’s lyrical evocations.
Regarding Oh Lake Erie, the Buffalo News’s Jeff Miers writes that the album “balances beautifully esoteric lyrics against sublime musical accompaniment. Rarely is such an evocative marriage of lyric and musical imagery achieved in what is ostensibly ‘pop music.’ Oh Lake Erie is serene and welcoming, but it also runs deep.” Long a staple in the Buffalo music scene, Lambert has notably appeared with Vox Humana, the WBNY Rebellious Jukebox, the Ifs, The Voice of Cheez, the Biocentrics, the Neighbors, and the annual projects Robot Holiday and the Tom Waits Tribute Show.
Friday, January 13, 2012, 5:30–7:30 pm
January Second Friday is inspired by the exhibition Weather Event.