I like bridges. I like songs about bridges.
The Handsome Family like bridges. They make songs about bridges. Not just about bridges though; they make songs about other things we can fall from and things we can fall into. they make songs about falling too.
Their songs document a foreign place to me in a musical and lyrical language drawn from the history of that place: USA.
You cannot pigeon-hole these people, they'd fill a loft and then some. Filling the place with stories you want to hear and then wrapping those stories in music.
I am a massive fan and this gig was a pilgrimage for me. This isn't a review it is in homage to lyrical beauty wrapped in (sometimes very gutsy) roots.
The Handsome Family are an Edward Hopper exhibition in song.