Fjord Album Release Show

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Jacob Metcalf returns to the Kessler Theater on January 22nd for his first full band Dallas event in 3 years. Accompanying Metcalf are friends and members of the miniature orchestra that performed with him at historic rock venue Trees in January 2010. These veterans of the Dallas music scene round out a lineup of strings, brass, vocalists and more.

Vinyl copies of Metcalf's debut album Fjord will be available for the first time at this event.

Special guest Kaela Sinclair joins for an especially intimate solo performance.

About Jacob Metcalf
Oak Cliff songwriter Jacob Metcalf will be releasing his first full-length solo effort, Fjord, later this winter. And while fans of his two longtime groups, Fox and the Bird and Dallas Family Band, might expect a similar rootsy update on rural American music, the sparsely orchestrated cinematic folk that sweeps through these 11 tracks are sure to cover the listener in permafrost and thaw them back out again.

The material for the record was written over the last decade on five continents (Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America). It was during the last few years that Metcalf lived out of his car and inside a four foot crawl space between a vintage store and loft apartments in order to save enough from his bakery and music teaching jobs to make this album. Recorded in Austin, Ft. Worth and Dallas over the last two years with more than 20 talented musician friends, the singer-songwriter and band members would often use the streets to hone these songs before dressing up the arrangements in the studio.

The result is an often-breathtaking collection of indie-folk compositions that range from wistful, unhurried ballads to swirling, majestic orchestrations, sometimes within the same song, and all set to Metcalf’s warm, inviting vocals and non-linear story-telling.

"In short, Fjord is about splintered people living in a fractured age," Metcalf explains. "These are the great divides."

About Kaela Sinclair
Currently in the studio recording with acclaimed producer McKenzie Smith (St. Vincent, Regina Spektor, Sarah Jaffe) Kaela’s eagerly anticipated second album, slated for release in Spring 2016, see’s the 24 year old expanding on the mature and accomplished songwriting that has become as much her trademark as her vibrant hair color.

Drawing widespread praise from critics and press on both sides of the Atlantic, including CMJ and Paste Magazine and with a full US Tour planned for the new year, you can expect to be hearing a lot more about Kaela Sinclair in 2016.

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