Sweet Ghosts is the project of singer-songwriter Ryan Alfred and vocalist Katherine Byrnes. Both familiar and mysteriously unique, they combine “stunning, unpredictable harmonies” (Tucson Weekly) with a colorful instrumental palette where acoustic folk instruments blend with orchestral touches and subtle Brian Eno-inspired synthesizers, with songs that “sound like late afternoon…when winter’s coming” (MySpiltMilk.com).
Ryan and Katherine are both veterans of the thriving Tucson music scene. Ryan has travelled the world as the upright bassist and harmony singer in the celebrated Tucson band Calexico, toured with Telluride Bluegrass Festival winners Run Boy Run, and has collaborated on recordings with the likes of Ryanhood, Carlos Arzate, and Gabriel Sullivan. As a sound engineer, he has toured with The Jayhawks, Nick Lowe, The Swell Season, and many others. Katherine has traveled to China as the lead singer of The University of Arizona Big Band, as well as a stint as a background singer for Americana star Amos Lee. She has an album of duets with famed pianist-arranger Jeff Haskell (Linda Ronstadt), and routinely headlines theaters all over the southwest singing the music of Carole King, Barbra Streisand, and Janis Joplin.
This event will feature the full band.
Doors at 6:30
Show at 7