Bonny Light Horseman, Alpha Consumer

Sun Jun 16 2024

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Howard Theatre

620 T Street NW Washington D.C., DC 20001

$30.00 - $50.00

All Ages

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Union Stage Presents:
Bonny Light Horseman, Alpha Consumer

  • Bonny Light Horseman

    Bonny Light Horseman

    Alternative Folk

    Bonny Light Horseman joins the Jagjaguwar family ready to embrace life’s wonderful, abundant chaos. Confident and generous, their lead single “When I Was Younger” kicks off the band’s most vulnerable and bounteous era to date.

    Over the years, Bonny Light Horseman has accumulated many miles on the collective odometer of life. The band’s core trio – Anaïs Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson, and Josh Kaufman – has amassed an incomparable collected resume. Mitchell is a celebrated solo artist as well as the playwright and songwriter behind the hit Broadway musical Hadestown, which notched eight Tony Awards and a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. Johnson is best known as the mind behind beloved indie mainstays Fruit Bats, as a longtime collaborator with The Shins, and as a film score composer. And Kaufman is a multi-hyphenate extraordinaire: songwriter, producer, and position player, having recorded and performed with artists ranging from Bob Weir to The War on Drugs to Taylor Swift, Hiss Golden Messenger and The Hold Steady. As a group, Bonny Light Horseman’s debut album received a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album, and the track "Deep in Love" was nominated for Best American Roots Performance. 

    More important than any of this, though, they’ve also lived a big ol’ messy and tangled up pile of life, and all that living permeates their music with the wisdom, humor, and depth that underlies the accolades. Theirs is the stuff that defines folk music as a genre: love and loss, hope and sorrow, community and family, change and time. The Big Stuff, with the stakes sky high. 

    At the center of Bonny Light Horseman is, always, the singular combination of three powerful and tender artists, artists who expertly dodge superlatives but are quick to acknowledge that their bond makes each one better, braver and more vulnerable than they’d be on their own. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the force of their voices together, which work with complete trust in one another through the gentlest moments and the most ruthless wails. 

    “When I Was Younger” is one such wail, revolutionary for its open reckoning with motherhood, maturation, and all of the things polite society doesn’t say out loud. In the song, Mitchell and Johnson’s honeyed voices meet and transform into a two-headed beast formed from pent-up emotion; its roar is necessary, beautiful and scary. Recorded at Levis (pronounced: “leh-viss”) Corner House, a century-old watering hole in Ballydehob, County Cork, “When I Was Younger” also features the sound of the pub’s crowd. Their inclusion – the coughs, the cars, chorus of shouts – articulate all that life being lived inside and outside of art. 

    As they round the corner toward a new album, Bonny Light Horseman arrive with a distinct sense of grace, and a reminder that life is most lived when things aren’t so perfect. 

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Union Stage Presents:

Bonny Light Horseman, Alpha Consumer

Sun Jun 16 2024 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Howard Theatre Washington D.C. DC
Bonny Light Horseman, Alpha Consumer

$30.00 - $50.00 All Ages

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All Ages
limit 6 per person
General Admission info
First come, first served standing section in front of the stage.
$30.00
Premier Balcony Row Seat info
First come, first served seating at the front of the balcony.
$50.00
Balcony Bar Seat info
First come, first served bar seating at the back of the balcony.
$50.00
Premier Floor Booth for 4 info
Booths are preassigned and your party will be directed to your booth at arrival. You must buy the entire booth and the price listed is per seat.
$50.00
Premier Balcony Booth for 4 info
Booths are preassigned and your party will be directed to your booth at arrival. You must buy the entire booth and the price listed is per seat.Booths are preassigned. Venue staff will assist you with finding your seats. You must buy the entire booth
$50.00
Premier Balcony Booth for 6 info
Booths are preassigned. Venue staff will assist you with finding your seats. You must buy the entire booth and the price listed is per seat.
$50.00

Delivery Method

ticketFast