May 19-25, 2021

As the frontman for Seattle orchestral folk-pop septet Hey Marseilles, Matt Bishop’s lyrical reflections on solitude and loss were always buoyed by the energy of accordion waltzes and layers of strings. Hey Marseilles has laid low the last couple years while members try on other life experiences– grad school, marriages, new careers and creative opportunities– allowing Bishop to lean into that space of reflection and solitude, especially in a world defined by social distance. His solo material is spacious, contemplative, and a little quieter, mirroring the circumstances this odd year has forced many of us into.