Spring is here and the gods are smiling upon us by sending two glorious beams of light — two coinciding solo tours that must be the double whammy of 2014 in music (so far). The aforementioned dream duo is Daniel Rossen and William Tyler, and while this isn’t a collaboration, it is a rare opportunity to experience two intimate solo performances from two of music’s most prolific, complex artists. Rossen spent last year touring with his main act Grizzly Bear (maybe you’ve heard of it), but for his first-ever solo tour, he’ll be headlining and performing songs from his debut solo EP Silent Hour / Golden Mile, plus selections from 2008’s Department of Eagles release In Ear Park. Opening is guitar wizard William Tyler, who has toured and recorded with Lambchop, Silver Jews, Wooden Wand, Bonnie Prince Billy and Charlie Louvin, to name a few. His 2013 LP Impossible Truth was a universally acclaimed masterpiece, despite being an instrumental album. Once you witness the magic Tyler makes with a 12-string guitar though, you’ll be a believer.
Tue., April 15, 9 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 9, 2014