Bad Braids “White Mane” - Philadelphia, PA - 09/06/2012
Back in early September we were invited out to enjoy a lovely night of folk, outside, on the beautiful grounds of Rigby Mansion. If you’re not familiar, Rigby Mansion is an enormous historical property located just on the outskirts of Philadelphia. A few times a month the unequivocal venue plays host to a show, showcasing the respective artists playing on a dimly lit, wrap around porch, while the audience sits on blankets in the grass, looking onward at the mansion as a backdrop to the spotlighted musician in the foreground.
We present Bad Braids for our first installment, one of the four acts that night, all of which we documented throughout the house in various rooms. Centering on Philadelphia based songwriter Megan Biscieglia, accompanied by her friend Mike on Banjo, the duo found themselves sitting and playing in a Victorian styled, claw-footed bathtub that evening, performing a song called “White Mane.” Enjoy.
Christopher Porterfield & Co., known collectively as Field Report, released their self-titled debut album today through Partisan Records. Porterfield was one of the musicians in that other Justin Vernon band before Vernon became Bon Iver (the other members became Megafaun). Porterfield then embarked on his own path first as Conrad Plymouth and now, five years later, as Field Report.
If you haven’t already streamed the album 3258 times over on Billboard, go ahead and do it now! It’s also on Spotify, and you can purchase it here (or, as Chris Porterfield suggests, at your local record store).
Here’s a live session of “Fergus Falls” recorded by Out of Town Films at WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival back in July:
And if you ever have any inquiries for the band feel free to text them at (414)215-9956. No joke!
This Manchester band is just shy of turning one but they’re already putting out a 7” through Dirty Bingo Records on October 22nd. The record pairs “Eighteen” with “Ennui”, which you can stream above.