Townsend's Solitaire - When We Were Faraway EP
Label: independent release
Genre: chamber-folk, indie
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Influences: Big Thief, The Wonder Years, Sufjan Stevens
Sounds Like: The Tallest Man on Earth, Bright Eyes, Adrianne Lenker
Title track “When We Were Faraway” out 11.10
Oct 9 // Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
Oct 19 // Seattle, WA - Conor Byrne Pub
Nov 17 // Seattle, WA - The Royal Room *EP Release*
Nov 18 // Bellingham, WA - Make.Shift Art Space
Dec 14 // Seattle, WA - Conor Byrne Pub
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Bobby Odle, a Seattle-based singer-songwriter performing under the moniker Townsend’s Solitaire, is a classically trained percussionist turned folk musician.
Whilst living in Ashland, Oregon, faced with completing a master’s degree in percussion performance, as well as a worldwide pandemic, Townsend’s Solitaire turned his creative eye towards poetry and songwriting. Drawing heavy influence from artists like The Tallest Man on Earth, Adrianne Lenker, Bright Eyes, and Sufjan Stevens – Townsend’s Solitaire prioritizes and treasures genuinity above all else. His music is primarily fingerstyle acoustic guitar paired with a single vocal line singing lyrics addressing common anxieties, loss, and a love for life in this world – all the while drenched in a somber melancholy and nostalgia. His ensemble has mixtures of cello, violin, flute, clarinet, and piano.
He celebrates the release of his new EP, when we were faraway, on November 17th at The Royal Room with Frankie Beach and Devon Dodgson.