TOURISTS’ Sing for your Slumber series is ecstatic to be hosting Hiss Golden Messenger for a special three-day residency in
TOURISTS’ Sing for your Slumber series is ecstatic to be hosting Hiss Golden Messenger for a special three-day residency in North Adams.
Describing Hiss Golden Messenger is like trying to grasp a forgotten word: It’s always on the tip of your tongue, but hard to speak. Songwriter M.C. Taylor’s music is at once familiar, yet impossible to categorize: elements from the American songbook—the steady, churning acoustic guitar and mandolin, the gospel emotion, the eerie steel guitar tracings, the bobbing and weaving organ and electric piano—provide the bedrock for Taylor’s existential ruminations about parenthood, joy, hope, and loneliness—our delicate, tightrope balance of dark and light—that offer fully engaged contemporary commentary on the present. And then there’s an indescribable spirit and movement: Hiss Golden Messenger’s music grooves. There’s nothing else quite like it.
Hiss Golden Messenger’s 2019 album TERMS OF SURRENDER was nominated for best Americana album at the Grammy Awards. And when the pandemic hit, Taylor didn’t spend his time bingeing reality TV – instead, he wrote and recorded an entire new record, QUIETLY BLOWING IT.
All Sing for your Slumber shows at TOURISTS are free, but we do encourage free-will donations that go directly to the artists. Sing for your Slumber performances are powered by BOSE.
Masks are required for everyone in all indoor spaces at TOURISTS and, for the safety of our guests and staff, we are not able to welcome unvaccinated individuals to any performance.