Kate Teague, Trouvere – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – September 14th, 2019

Kate Teague, Trouvere
The Evening Muse Presents:

Kate Teague


All Ages
The Evening Muse Presents: Kate Teague, Trouvere

There’s something in a great voice that can wake you up to living, that can make distance—the distance between here and then, between memory and lack of faith—seem less terrible. Kate Teague’s got one of those voices. It’s a cathedral of enchantments. A pre-dawn glow.

Recorded at Delta-Sonic Sound in Memphis, what’s clearly captured here is a performer with an intransigent spirit. Teague, originally from Mobile, Alabama and currently living in Oxford, Mississippi, sings and plays rhythm guitar, and she’s backed by Kieran Danielson on guitar, Adam Porter on bass, Gabriel Hasty on keys, and Ian Kirkpatrick on drums. The key players in three other bands—Bonus, Starman Jr., and Graham—they bring a floating feeling to Teague’s songs. Clay Jones’s production allows the songs room to breathe; there’s no artifice, no fake sugar glaze.

Teague’s songs are honest and frank, and they avoid drama. They’re quiet in a restless way, absorbent, they dream of you while you dream of them. They move movingly. They host a widening brightness. There’s no easy this-sounds-like-that to hand over (though I’d say Teague stuns and shimmers most like Dolores O’Riordan and Hope Sandoval). These songs are starlight. They punch a ticket on the best carnival ride. They’re long shadows in the grass. They generate their own power.

-William Boyle


Relocating from upstate New York, Dwight McGlynn (Singer-songwriter), moved to Lynchburg Virginia in 2012 to study Classical Guitar. After playing in several bands, McGlynn formed Trouvére with its original members Jay Bisaga (bass), Riley Ball (drums), and Stevie Mangum (Lead E.G.). In the early stages, the group built their sound by playing numerous house shows and venues around the Lynchburg region. Growing in familiarity, the group became known as a staple band in the Lynchburg music scene. After several months of playing, the group entered the studio to record their freshman EP, St. Luna. The EP gained some traction in the area; getting online streaming as well as radio play on Charlottesville's WNRN. The group synthesized a dynamic sound that utilizes ambience with intriguing harmonic structure and transparent lyrics.

In the fall of 2017, Trouvére relocated to Morganton NC with a rotating outfit of members; Dwight McGlynn still remaining as songwriter and producer of the project. Since, when not teaching public school music, McGlynn has been writing new tunes under Trouvére and has been playing local venues around Western North Carolina. Working with Peter Brownlee, out of Asheville NC, Trouvére is currently recording their second EP, to be released this fall.

Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205