Luray, an indie-banjo collection of musicians from the D.C. area, will perform Sept. 7, for the Local 845 In The Pines Music Festival in Beacon. Luray is the indie-banjo creation of Shannon Carey. With production help from brother Sean Carey (of S. Carey and Bon Iver), Luray’s unique sound creates strange and lovely bedfellows of different genres. Banjos, vibes, pedal steel, and ambient vocals make up this bluegrass-trained songwriter’s new and vibrant approach to making music. The end result is somewhere between Iron & Wine and Emmylou Harris.
Luray live includes Shannon Carey on banjo and vocals, Sarah Gilberg on keyboard and backing vocals, Gabriel Wisniewski on electric guitar, C.J. Wolfe on drums, and Brian Cruse on bass. Luray is releasing their debut album, The Wilder Aug. 27, and touring the east coast and midwest in September.
Music at the In the Pines Music Festival begins at 4 p.m. Luray will perform at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Visit local845.com/sept72013. The event will be held at The Theater at University Settlement Camp, 724 Wolcott Ave., Beacon. Visit luraymusic.com to hear music from Luray.