When: Sun., July 16, 8 p.m. 2017
When pondering folk singer-songwriter Julie Byrne’s ambiguously titled new album, Not Even Happiness, it’s tempting to try to add closure to the phrase. Not even happiness … can save you? Not even happiness … is enough? The answer is surely buried somewhere within the record’s lush, fingerpicked aural tapestries. With the generous application of ambient synth pads, string arrangements and minimal percussion, her songs drift and float into each other in a dream state. Her cosmic, inward journey is charged with nature imagery and hums along with visceral emotion. Catch Julie Byrne on Sunday, July 16, at the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge in South Burlington. Johanna Warren adds support.