Henning Ohlenbusch + Dennis Crommett + Matthew Larsen and The Documents // House Concert in Holyoke, MA // Nov. 12, 2011

Private house show in 4th floor loft space in downtown Holyoke, Massachusetts. Past shows at this location included performances by Darlingside, Andrew Vladeck, Matthew Carefully, and Will Stratton. If you would like to attend, please see below for guest list information.

Henning Ohlenbusch

Henning Ohlenbusch

Henning Ohlenbusch is an award winning singer/songwriter,  multi-instrumentalist and producer from Massachusetts. He fronts the band School for the Dead and is a member of The Fawns, The Gay Potatoes, The Aloha Steamtrain, The Rub Wrongways Caravan of Stars, and Sitting Next To Brian. Henning has been a touring musician with Winterpills and Spouse, performed with Mark Mulcahy and Ben Katchor in The Rosenbach Company, and recorded and performed with Fountains of Wayne’s Chris Collingwood.

His most recent release, “Henning Goes To The Movies” is a concept album consisting of nine gentle and melancholy songs about nine movies that have stuck with him over the years: Joe Vs. The Volcano, The Straight Story, Poltergeist, The Year My Voice Broke, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Logan’s Run, Superbad, Amélie, and Meatballs.

Dennis Crommett

Dennis Crommett (photo by Max Germer)

Dennis Crommett is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Northampton, Massachusetts who recently released his acclaimed record, “In The Buffalo Surround“. Inspired by a trip to the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine where Crommett spent some quality time in a cabin with an acoustic guitar, the 11 tracks The Telegraph describes as “melodic and wistful folk songs” often sway into up-beat alt-country territory.

When not writing his own songs or releasing under his electronic moniker, City of Domes, Dennis is best known as guitarist for chamber pop outfit, Winterpills. Dennis also plays with his indie-rock band Spanish for Hitchhiking and has backed up artists such as Stephen Kellogg and Kris Delmhorst.

 

Matthew Larsen and The Documents

Matthew Larsen and The Documents
Matthew Larsen and The Documents

Matthew Larsen has been a member of the vibrant Western Massachusetts music scene for a few decades, attracting audiences with introspective piano rock songs. Sometimes short, quiet and sweet– other times building into wall-of-sound Hotel-California-like anthems, Matthew’s songs often recall serious health issues (Matthew underwent a stem cell transplant at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston in late 2005).

With a trio of instrumentalists called The Documents (Greg Saulmon, Aric Bieganek, and first cousin and longtime collaborator, Steve Biegner), their debut album “Apheresis” was lovingly recorded in studios, hallways, and living rooms by Dave Chalfant (The Nields) and produced by Ethan Tufts (State Shirt).

Matthew coordinates the Dark Dining Room house concert series.

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