Sylvan Esso CD Release Show at Cat’s Cradle

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Proving that Durham loves, supports, and nurtures its own talent, Cat’s Cradle was packed wall to wall last night for Sylvan Esso‘s CD release show (prior to their upcoming tour).

Sylvan Esso photo courtesy of BWPW Photography

Sylvan Esso photo courtesy of BWPW Photography

Spotted were many of Durham’s well known figures (many taking a break from their regular jobs to get out and dance), including the Pie Pushers team, the Carrack’s lovely curator, several Haymakers, a member of Ariely’s Center for Advanced Hindsight, and many musicians, artists, and bon vivants. I heard the Bridge Bus was packed heading out to the show.

Sylvan Esso photo courtesy of BWPW Photography

Sylvan Esso photo courtesy of BWPW Photography

Amelia Meath’s partner, Nick Sanborn, expressed his sincere gratitude that despite having lived in Durham just two short years, he’s been embraced, welcomed and loved by our little city. “Mindblowing” “Boggling” “Astonishing” were some of the words the duo used to describe how they felt about the packed house and the love they were getting.

And it’s well deserved. Their sound is awesome, at once having a quality both lightly, ethereally nostalgic and heart-poundingly danceable. Durty, one might even say.  It was a great show.

I alternated between dancing and shooting, so I don’t have as many pics as I normally might. Above and below are a few faves.

photo courtesy of BWPW Photography

photo courtesy of BWPW Photography

 

photo courtesy of BWPW Photography

photo courtesy of BWPW Photography

Beth Mandel
Photographer at BWPW Photography
Beth Mandel is a photographer (and occasional writer / communications freelancer). She is the principal owner and photographer behind BWPW Photography where she photographs weddings, families, graduates, and other events. Her work appears regularly on ArtsNow NC, and has been published in the News & Observer, Duke Today Online, Hope Valley Living magazine, and Gist from the Mill magazine. Her fine art photography has been exhibited in several galleries including Through This Lens, the Durham Arts Guild SunTrust Gallery, and Mercury Studio.

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