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Shannen Moser brings her folk-punk crossover to Audiotree Live
After releasing her new record I’ll Sing in the fall, Shannen Moser has kept a steady touring schedule throughout the last few months. When she was in Chicago a while back, Moser and her bandmates stopped by Audiotree Live to record a session, which is out now. Accompanied by Julia Peters on cello and PJ Carrol on guitar, the Philly-based singer-songwriter fits a full eight songs into the 37-minute session, mostly playing tracks off the new album but adding in a few old ones, like “Alex (282)” and “Yr Undertaker.”
In between songs, Moser answers questions about her autobiographical songwriting style and what it was like find a home with her label, Philly’s own Lame-O Records, after self-releasing her music for a few years. The Audiotree host also asks Moser to describe what the Philly DIY scene is like and how, as a folk artist, she fits in amongst the innumerable punk bands — especially when it comes to getting louder crowds to quiet down during an acoustic set. (Moser’s solution? “I like to stare at people that are talking.”)
Watch or listen below. Shannen Moser plays a benefit show at Boot & Saddle with Slaughter Beach, Dog on January 24 as part of Lame-O Records’ 4th Annual Rock Residency. Find tickets and more information on the XPN Concert Calendar.