HowOwl with B-Side Champions, Thursday, June 30th, 8 pm doors, show starts at 9 pm. Tickets are $7 in advance (plus service charge) or $10 at the door. Purchase advance tickets here.
HowOwl is Regina based songwriter Blair Hornung’s intrigue with deep and inspiring earthen prairie themes, laid lightly over thick psychedelic folk rock.
HowOwl is driven by musical dream states, distillations. HowOwl writes songs by gut and by pleasure. Inspired by the indirect artists, the prairies and forests, the hell that the hawk brings, erupting understandings, the I Ching – unchanging, the mind in its whispers and its forgettings.
HowOwl holds close the earth elements, birds, burrows, the celestial and earthly domains. The microverse reflected in the macroverse. His songs start with whispers. They circle into birds. Bird hands grasp at whisper winds. Swallows swarm, hawks circle. HowOwl gathers the wind storms, wields circles and bird songs.
Blair Hornung is a multi instrumentalist who develops music out of his home studio in Regina, Saskatchewan. Within the last decade Blair spent time living and taking inspiration from south-east British Columbia while becoming trained as a geographer and a resource manager.
HowOwl is the obfuscation of a decade’s worth of transcendental basement tapes and indie releases from his past pseudonym ‘Wooden Ship’. He is currently working on an album to be recorded this fall.
About B-Side Champions
Dan Holbrow is a Regina-based singer-songwriter who plays rough-edged songs about the strangeness and beauty of small things. His recent music combines a raw and simple folk-rock sound with lyrics that point to the weird wonders of everyday life. Check out some of his work at bsidechampions.com.