S. Carey performs in The Current's studio

S. Carey performs in The Current's studio
S. Carey at the piano in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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  • S. Carey - Fool's Gold (Live on The Current) 04:50
  • S. Carey - More I See (Live on The Current) 03:48
  • S. Carey - Brassy Sun (Live on The Current) 03:46

If you smell campfire smoke or pine needles while listening to S. Carey, don't be alarmed. The Eau Claire-based singer/songwriter (and member of Bon Iver) isn't shy about his love for the outdoors, and it shines through the music, evoking the golden light of a fire or afternoon sun.

When Carey brought some new music into The Current's studio, the air took on the humidity of an August evening. Joined by Ben Lester on pedal steel, Zach Hanson on guitar/drums, and Jeremy Boettcher on bass, he performed "Fool's Gold" and "More I See" from his album Hundred Acres, which is due out on Friday. "Brassy Sun," the third, is a song he made for Netflix series Flaked.

Between songs, Local Show host Andrea Swensson talked with Carey about prioritizing his voice as an instrument, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Bon Iver record For Emma, Forever Ago, and building a scene at the Lakely, a restaurant and venue inside Eau Claire's Oxbow Hotel that may remind folks of Icehouse. Use the audio player above to hear the full interview.

S. Carey performs at the Cedar Cultural Center on Saturday, April 7; Gordi opens. Find tickets here.

Songs performed

"Fool's Gold"
"More I See"
"Brassy Sun"

"Fool's Gold" and "More I See" are from S. Carey's 2018 release, Hundred Acres, available via Jagjaguwar on Feb. 23, 2018. "Brassy Sun" is from the Flaked Season 2 soundtrack.

Hosted by Andrea Swensson
Produced by Andrea Swensson
Engineered by Michael DeMark
Visuals by Nate Ryan
Web feature by Cecilia Johnson

Resources

S. Carey - official site

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  • S. Carey performs in The Current's studio
    S. Carey performs in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    S. Carey performs in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Zach Hanson performs with S. Carey in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    S. Carey performs in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    S. Carey's gear in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • S. Carey performs in The Current's studio
    S. Carey performs in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • S. Carey performs in The Current's studio
    Ben Lester (left) and Zach Hanson (right) perform with S. Carey in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Jeremy Boettcher performs with S. Carey in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    S. Carey sits with engineer Michael DeMark in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)

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