Lacuna, the debut album by guitarist Tom Hamilton and pianist Holly Bowling, has been announced for release on November 19 via Royal Potato Family. The duo, who also perform together in the acclaimed rock band Ghost Light, captured the music in one stream of consciousness, completely improvised recording session at Hamilton’s studio The Ballroom in Philadelphia. Through a series of ambient excursions, Hamilton and Bowling showcase their powerful musical connection.
Upon the release of Lacuna, Hamilton and Bowling will head out for a series of six shows, including performances in New York City, Colorado and San Francisco, with additional dates being planned for 2022.
The title Lacuna came from one of the many books Bowling read during quarantine. She didn’t know what the word meant so she looked it up and found that the definition: “a gap, an unfilled space, or an intentional, extended passage in a musical work during which no notes are played.” It perfectly encapsulated the pandemic era and the sounds the pair had made while living through it.
See track-listing and tour dates below…
1. Smile Pretty For The Camera
2. This Elevator Goes Up
3. Pavement Grass
4. Your Shadow Looms Large
6. The Swimmer
8. Exit This Way
LACUNA Feat. Tom Hamilton & Holly Bowling
11/26 – New York, NY – (Le) Poisson Rouge
11/27 – Philadelphia, PA – The Ballroom
12/17 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
12/18 – Beaver Creek, CO – Vilar Performing Arts Center
12/19 – Denver, CO – Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox (On Sale 9.24)
3/5/22 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
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