An Evening With Hiss Golden Messenger

“I went looking for peace,” says songwriter M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger about his…
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Location
The Queen
Date
Wednesday, April 5
Time
8:00 pm

Event Details

Date
Wednesday, April 5
Time
8:00 pm

Upcoming Event Dates

  • 8:00 pm
Location

The Queen
500 N. Market Street,
Wilmington, DE 19801

Event Type
Ticket Cost
$24

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“I went looking for peace,” says songwriter M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger about his new album Quietly Blowing It, out June 25, 2021, on Merge Records. “It’s not exactly a record about the state of the world—or my world—in 2020, but more a retrospective of the past five years of my life, painted in sort of impressionistic hues. Maybe I had the presence of mind when I was writing Quietly Blowing It to know that this was the time to go as deep as I needed to in order to make a record like this. And I got the time required in order to do that.” He pauses and laughs ruefully. “I got way more time than I needed, actually.”

Surrounding himself with a trusted cast of collaborators that includes Miller, songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov, songwriter and Tony Award–winning playwright Anaïs Mitchell, multi-instrumentalist Josh Kaufman, Dawes’ brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith, and his oldest musical confidant Scott Hirsch, Taylor has made his most audacious and hopeful work yet with Quietly Blowing It; it’s an album that speaks personal truth to this moment in which the old models of being feel broken and everything feels at stake. “I don’t know that the peace that I crave when I’m far from home exists, actually,” says Taylor. “It’s more complicated. I still don’t know what peace means for me, because I can be sitting on the couch watching a movie with my family and be completely tangled up in my head. But if I keep on doing my own personal work on myself—writing records like Quietly Blowing It—I have to think that I’m getting closer.”

Located in The Crown room at The Queen. All Ages, doors open at 7:00 PM, show starts at 8:00 PM. All support acts are subject to change.

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