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Fri, Jan 13


Sainte Genevieve Riverboat

Wintertide Concerts

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Wintertide Concerts
Wintertide Concerts

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Jan 13, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Sainte Genevieve Riverboat, 411 Great Loop E Dr, Ottawa, IL 61350, USA

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Wintertide Concerts aims to connect artist with audience in a unique way. Docked at Heritage Harbor in Ottawa, the Sainte Genevieve Riverboat will transform into a unique, intimate music venue where you will experience the music and stories of artists from a fresh perspective. Our second conert in this series features DPCD. DPCD is the work of Illinois musician Alec Watson. Taking its name after a four-letter secret code given to him by his great-grandfather, DPCD’s music is intimate and soft spoken, with Watson's meditative singing illuminated by fragile webs of guitar, piano, and celeste. 2021 saw two new DPCD releases; their third full-length album It's Hard for a Rich Man to Enter the Kingdom of God, and the home-recorded antique curiosity DPCD SINGS. On Rich Man, Watson explores spirituality, anti-capitalism, and ambiguous loss. But rather than lecture on these themes, the album’s eleven songs feel their way through them. Stretches of wordless vocals and strands of repeated melodies lull listeners into a trance, and interlocking tapestries of guitar spin up ghosts of past selves. DPCD SINGS conjures specters of a different sort. A home recording project, the album presents 16 original songs documenting an obsession with the Great American Songbook, its counterparts, and its living forms. The music contains nods to the great musical theater composers of the mid 20th century, the working Tin Pan Alley songwriter, and the common song. Hazed-out barbershop quartets dovetail with lonely piano ballads, lovingly embracing rhyme scheme and form. The verses linger on surrealist themes: specters swirl through dim hallways, mirrors reflect faces of unrequited lovers, and fading memories flicker under the light of the moon. Watson lives and works in Chicago, IL. website: video: music:

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