Tuesday July 19
$10 Backstage / Doors at 8:30
A direct line can be made from Virginia songwriter Meredith Bragg's musical output and a chance encounter at age 12 with the song "Ana-Ng" by They Might Be Giants. With a lyrical attraction to the sublime, Bragg tends to favor subject matter where beauty and awe mix with melancholy ("Plinian," "At Least We're In It Together," "Shattering"). He often strives to connect universal ideas to the commonplace, finding inspiration in neglected gas stations ("Twin Arrows"), vacations ("Work and Winter") and dream theory ("My Absent Will"). He is currently finishing up his third full-length album, Nest, at his home in Alexandria, Va., where he lives with his wife, two cats and far too many guidebooks.