She Hangs Brightly was born within the musty, crumbling walls of “the stone room” (the rehearsal space in the basement of a century old farmhouse) on a cold night in January, 2016 in Vernon. Appropriate beginnings for a band heavy with mood and a distinct sound of west coast psychedelia.
What began as a collaborative writing project between singer Eryn Kleyh and guitarist Dean Gordon-Smith has taken a whole new life with the addition of bass player Luke Kowalski, and drummer Ken McGregor. You can hear the influence of singers like Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick, early Tina Turner, the ever inventive Cat Power, moody Nancy Sinatra, and the band’s namesake Mazzy Star in their recordings.
Gordon-Smith’s organic and atmospheric playing style takes Kleyh’s original acoustic compositions to new levels. Lyrically it explore’s Kleyh’s personal journey as an artist, trials in love, true friendships, and the struggles that come with trying to find your way back home.
With Leila Neverland of Mountain Sound.