Jesse Sykes & Phil Wandscher

 Seemingly living up to its name--the collective of musicians, lovingly christened "Jesse Sykes And The Sweet Hereafter" in 2001 was born out of a chance meeting a few years earlier in Seattle Washington, which has led to an enduring musical partnership, spanning more than a decade. 

 Touring extensively in both the US and Europe, It's been said that their music resonates among the parallel worlds of the avant-garde and the timeless. Sykes’ voice and sometimes-mystical leanings (the former described aptly by Magnet as “sounding less like a performer and more like a sage”) and her band’s incomparable musical rapport culminate in what the New York Times has described as “spellbound music, rapt in fatalism and sorrow.” Appearing with long time musical partner Phil Wandscher(also a co- founder of Whiskeytown w/ Ryan Adams) this will be their first time in Iowa City, and a good chance to see them stripped down to the core essentials, performing without a band.

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