Glorious Leader & Myrra Rós
Myrra Rós & Glorious Leader at Kornhlaðan
Singer-songwriter Myrra Rós and Glorious Leader have a concert together at Kornhlaðan on April 6’th.
Glorious Leader is the solo project of American musician, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Kyle Woolard. Written and recorded in his home in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, the music is an attempt at uncompromising honesty. It is a quest for simplicity. It is a celebration of humanity, of the far north, of the infinite shades between joy and sorrow, of wood stoves and whiteouts. The music is a reflection of the Northeast Kingdom — an aural representation of its slender dirt roads, sparkling lakes, peeling wooden farmsteads, maple sugaring houses, cold wilderness, warm people, and 6 to 8 months of snowfall.
Originally conceived as a collection of quiet acoustic songs, somewhere along the way it exploded into much more. Woolard’s arrangements grew to include strings, glockenspiels, his grandfather’s 1930s ukelele, synthesizers, and layers of vocal harmonies. At the core of the music is his trademark fingerpicking, however — a sound born from his childhood in the Appalachian mountains as well as his years spent making music in Iceland and Europe.
Woolard is also the leader of orchestral post-rock band The Anatomy of Frank, which seeks to record an album for and on every continent. He has toured over 2 dozen times in Europe and North America and has released 3 full-length albums. His debut EP as Glorious Leader will be released on January 14, 2020 and will be called ‘My Kingdom.’
“…an astonishing breath of fresh air within today’s global folk and indie scene.” – The Vinyl District
“An artifice-free treatise on his life at the current moment.” – Seven Days
“[Makes] music like no one else in the world.” – Impose Magazine
Myrra Rós is a singer-songwriter and musician living on the south coast of Iceland in Stokkseyri. She has released 3 EP’s, Kveldúlfur, One amongst others and the most recent, Thought Spun in 2019.
Myrra will be back from a tour in Japan and on her way to a tour in Germany with her band who will perform with her this evening. The concert is a sort of a warm up for the coming tour in Germany. Myrra Rós usually performs alone with her guitar so those who enjoy her music should not miss out on this evening. The band includes bass queen Erla Stefánsdóttir and Júlíus Óttar Björgvinsson on drums.
The trio will perform songs from Thought Spun and also from her other albums
Entry fee is 2000 isk and the show starts 20:30.