Monday 27 May at 19:30 - 22:00
Trix, Noordersingel 28, Antwerpen
Tomberlin (US – Saddle Creek Records)
Born in Jacksonville, Florida, and now based in Louisville, Kentucky, Tomberlin wrote most of her debut album At Weddings while living with her family in southern Illinois during her late teens and early twenties. At 16, she finished her homeschooling curriculum and went to college at a private Christian school she describes, only half-jokingly, as a “cult.” By 17, she had dropped out of school, returned home, and begun to face a period of difficult transition in her life. The daughter of a Baptist pastor, Tomberlin found herself questioning not only her faith, but her identity, her purpose, and her place in the world.
Tomberlin sets her fragile voice against lush backdrops of piano and guitar. Like Julien Baker and Sufjan Stevens, she has a knack for transforming the personal into parable. She has a feel for the transcendent within the ordinary.