When: Thu., Jan. 28, 8 p.m. 2016
In the late 2000s, Chris Bathgate was on the rise. The Michigan-based indie-folk songwriter had scored global attention for a pair of stirring records, A Cork Tale Wake (2007) and Salt Year (2011). Then, in 2012, Bathgate went on a performing hiatus. He abandoned his burgeoning solo career to indulge in other projects, including the experimental folk band Skullls and filming performance videos. But songwriting was never far from his mind. In 2014, Bathgate began touring and penning material for a new EP, Old Factory, due out February 5. He drops by the Skinny Pancake in Burlington on Thursday, January 28.