Lowland Hum announces NC tour dates, plays Asheville Jan. 7
Greensborobased folk duo Lowland Hum announced it will perform fifteen shows in its home state in January 2014, calling the series their “North Carolina Love Tour.” They’ll play One Stop on Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Since releasing their first album, Native Air, in August 2013, Lowland Hum has performed for 45 audiences in 13 states. Their shows are a multisensory experience, engaging sight, sound, smell, touch, and tasteinviting listeners to be fully present. Artists Daniel Levi Goans and Lauren Plank Goans pepper their stage time with the stories behind their songs and invite audiences to ask questionsanything they would like to know.
“Being fully present where we are is important to us and central to our philosophy of what it means to be an artist,” said Lauren Plank Goans. “When we’re on tour, we have to be really intentional about connecting with listeners. The visual art and other atmospherecreating elements of our show help accomplish this.”
Daniel Levi Goans and Lauren Plank Goans are graduates of UNCChapel Hill and UNCGreensboro, respectively. Daniel was born and raised in Greensboro while Lauren moved there with her family in 1997. They met in 2010 and began writing the songs that would become Native Air shortly after settling in Greensboro as newlyweds in 2012.
The recording and production of Native Air, the couple’s first collaborative project, was funded by a Kickstarter campaign raising over $12,000. The first single from the album, “War is Over,” was featured by NPR’s All Songs Considered this summer.
“Place is important to us,” said Daniel. “We have an amazing community in North Carolina, it will be meaningful for us to share these songs with those who have contributed by living their lives alongside of us, whether in this current season as adults or while we were growing up.”