Watch this: Kentucky folkster Matt Bauer playing in a Brooklyn backyard

Squint your eyes, people: Imagine you're sitting on a patio, there's the smell of incense wafting on the breeze, fireflies are buzzing, dogs are barking... Okay, now you're in the right mood to watch this clip of Matt Bauer singing at a photography opening last night in a Brooklyn backyard. Currently based in Greenpoint, Bauer hails from Kentucky, and his softly spun songs recall Iron and Wine and Bonnie "Prince" Billy; he picks banjo like he's spinning lace, and guests on his current album, The Island Moved in the Storm, include Alela Diane and Angel Deradoorian. After the jump: glockenspiel action!

The Island Moved in the Storm is available here. The exhibition featured work by Mikael Kennedy, whose photograph can be seen on the album sleeve. You can view Kennedy's show at Melanie Flood Projects until mid-August. Bauer plays Pete's Candy Store July 24.

Matt Bauer album artwork by Mikael Kennedy