Photo by Jason Bokros

Liz Harris, the artist known musically as Grouper, has a Bay Area connection that many people don’t remember. Though she’s now based in the Portland, OR area, she was born in West Marin and got her Bachelors in Practice of Art at UC Berkeley. Now, she’s back in the Bay for a sold-out double show at the Swedish American Hall.

Harris is truly a singular, independent artist who’s dedicated to her expansive career in music and art. It’s a path, like her music, that’s truly a living being, as evidenced by her website: Among other things, her resume is posted as a link, with detailed information on her art exhibitions.

Her tenth LP, Ruins, was released on Halloween two years ago, a fitting release date for a positively haunting album. Harris enchants with piano and voice, playing with chord cycles and using her voice as an ethereal, versatile instrument. All at once, she conveys somberness and movement in sonic form. It’ll also make you feel some things. The album was recorded in Portugal while in residency at Galleria Ze dos Bois in 2011, and you can hear “Clearing” under the giveaway.

We’re setting up a lucky winner with a pair of tickets to see her late show! For more info, see below.

To enter for a chance to win tickets to see GROUPER (LATE SHOW) at SWEDISH AMERICAN HALL, email with “GROUPER” in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email.

Grouper, Danny Paul Grody, Visuals by Paul Clipson
Swedish American Hall
April 28, 2016
7/10pm, $18 (Sold Out)