A songwriter based in North Carolina, Django Haskins has fronted the pop-noir band, The Old Ceremony, since 2004. He also forms one half of the psych-folk duo Au Pair with the Jayhawks' Gary Louris. He has toured. He has been written about. In 2016 he received the NC Arts Council's Artist Grant in recognition of his extensive creative exertions. He has been a part of the traveling circus known as Big Star's Third since its inception in 2011. He has released a dozen albums of his songs in various guises.
SHADOWLAWN is his first solo record in 17 years. It began as a series of experimental recordings in his newly built studio, and eventually evolved into a kind of late-summer song cycle full of meditations on death, love, fear, wanderlust, and exploration of interior worlds. The 1966 Nancy Sinatra recording of "Bang Bang" and Angelo Badalamente's work with David Lynch provided sonic touchstones for the album, with their extensive use of negative space and simultaneously lush and spare atmospheres. As twenty-some songs were whittled down to eleven, banjo and baritone guitar alternated with piano in accompanying the unusually exposed vocals, leaving plenty of space for listeners to fill in the spaces with their own imagination.
Sat Jun 9, 2018
Saxapahaw Summer Music Series, 6pm FREE
Sat Aug 4, 2018
Record Release Show (w/ Christy Jean Smith), 7pm Doors, 8pm Show
Tue Aug 7, 2018
Dual Record Release Show with Peter Holsapple Combo!
Sat Sep 1, 2018
NYC Record Release (w/ Byron Isaacs) 7pm show
Rockwood Music Hall (Rockwood Three)
New York, NY
Sun Sep 9, 2018
LA Record Release Show (Opening for Steve Wynn)
Wild Honey Backyard Shows
Los Angeles, CA
News & Updates
Check out the official video for "Blink," the opening track from SHADOWLAWN!
Great Popdose review of Shadowlawn. Officially releases Aug 2! https://t.co/RZBQeTpVqa