Bendigo Fletcher - Duck Room - St. Louis, MO - 03.09.24

Bendigo Fletcher

with Wayne Graham , Ashley Byrne

About Bendigo Fletcher

The full-length debut from Bendigo Fletcher, Fits of Laughter is a collection of moments both enchanted and mundane, sorrowful and ecstatic: basking in the beauty of a glorious lightning storm, waking with a strand of your beloved’s hair happily caught in your mouth, drinking malt liquor while bingeing “The X-Files” on a lonesome Saturday night. As lead songwriter for the Louisville, KY-based band, frontman Ryan Anderson crafts the patchwork poetry of his lyrics by serenely observing the world around him, often while working his grocery-store day job or walking aimlessly in nature (a practice partly borrowed from the late poet Mary Oliver). When matched with Bendigo Fletcher’s gorgeously jangly collision of country and folk-rock and dreamy psychedelia, the result is a batch of story-songs graced with so much raw humanity, wildly offbeat humor, and a transcendent sense of wonder.

True to its spirit of purposeful wandering, Fits of Laughter unfolds in a wayward yet lushly detailed sound, embroidered with everything from crystalline harmonies to blistering guitar riffs to heady drum-machine beats. For help in forging the album’s ragged elegance, Bendigo Fletcher worked with producer Ken Coomer (the original drummer for Wilco and Uncle Tupelo), whom Anderson met in a flash...

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About Ashley Byrne

Baby Blue is Ashley Byrne’s ascension into airy synth-pop. With her head in the clouds, she dreams up a sonic universe that is starry and romantic, filled with dance drums, catchy guitar melodies, sparkles, and ambient harmonies. Her lyrics are an unguarded account of the pursuit of love, heartbreak, and the introspection that follows.