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Society of Broken Souls

May 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Society of Broken Souls
Friday, May 4, 2018

Society of Broken Souls is the Folk Noir songwriting duo of multi-instrumentalists, Dennis James and Lauryn Shapter. Fiddle, drums, keyboard, and acoustic and electric guitars, in intricately woven and varied arrangements, provide an expansive backdrop for unflinchingly honest songs. With this wide palette, and by taking turns singing lead and harmony, the pair paint a vast landscape, ranging from the rebellious and jubilant to the introspective and heartfelt.
Heavily roots-based with a bent for storytelling, Society of Broken Souls is the recent iteration of a collaborative effort that began in Seattle, WA in 2003. For over a decade, Lauryn and Dennis recorded and performed as the primarily acoustic Truckstop Souvenir, recording 3 albums and a movie soundtrack, as well as touring and performing in 25 states.

After some serious down time, Dennis and Lauryn experienced an intense artistic re-birth. Now plugged-in and electrified, dirty guitars share the stage with sweet harmonies, while a dusted-off old snare drum, partnered with a stomp box, drives a heavy, raucous beat or backs up a sultry, jazzy piano. These new explorations, however, don’t mean they don’t remain true to their roots: their quintessential pairing of soulful fiddle and acoustic guitar always finds a place in their sets, creating a truly dynamic terrain upon which to explore their songs.

Seasoned performers with a resolve to sing the truth, Society of Broken Souls invites the listener to find the solace that comes from bringing our broken-hearted jewels out of the darkness. By having the courage to look to the cracks in our collective hearts, the chips that exist in all of our souls, they create beauty from the raw humanity we all share.


** All ticket sales at The Garage go directly to the performing artists **


May 4, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Garage Coffee, Music & More
1110 N. Main St.
Fort Stockton, TX 79735 United States


The Garage Coffee, Music & More