Song of the Day: Night Beds' 'Even If We Try'; in UT Friday
Winston Yellen spent the first 11 years of his life in northern California, then the next seven in Colorado Springs, but has found a home in Nashville. Under the stage name of Night Beds
, Yellen is not among the slick, manufactured acts that gets molded on an assembly line. He comes from the outlaw singer-songwriter-inspired tradition, with a high and lonesome sound that not only describes his world-weary high tenor but also his spare, stripped-down musical accompaniment that accents, rather than overwhelms, his intimate songs. In a phone interview, Yellen initially went to a small college in Georgia on a soccer scholarship before hearing the siren song coming from Nashville and transferring to Music City’s Belmont University. The move was right: last week he debuted on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night show, and is about to embark on his second European tour. “The audiences were very polite,” Tellen said of Eruope. “I’m more used to playing liquor stores.”
When • Friday at 7 p.m.
Where • Kilby Court, 741 S. 330 West, Salt Lake City
Tickets • $10 at 24Tix
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