Thursday August 26th. 7PM sharp.
Generifus (Spencer Sult from Olympia, Washington)
with local support from:
Mike “Yes-Yes” Ersing h
If you are familiar at all with the Northwest, or more specifically- music from the Northwest, then you’ve probably heard of a little record label in Olympia, WA called K-Records. K-Recs, as they prefer to be called, has established itself as the Northwest’s home for challenging and off kilter folk. Sorting through their impressive catalog of past releases, you will not find the name Generifus, but in a couple years you just may.
Generifus is the folk project of Olympia’s Spencer Sult. Contrary to the monster of a family fable from which it garners it’s name, Sult’s Generifus is soft and hesitant, at times difficult, but very engaging. Sult brings a certain coy awkwardness to his life which fleshes out nicely in the delicate folk songs he plays [hear it on Phoning it In]. Above all Sult’s music is genuinely endearing.
In 2008, Sult released a full length entitled Solstice Songs. With the help of K-Recs recording artist Karl Blau, Solstice Songs found Sult a smart, maturing songwriter. It cemented his arrival to the Northwest folk scene while hinting at a brilliance to come. In April, Sult will release an EP entitled The Water From the Well on Kazu Nomura’s Half Yogurt Label. Decidedly more minimalistic, The Water From the Well finds Sult abandoning the studio for his bedroom and guitar — stripping his songs to the roots and letting them hang quivering in the air. Though, Solstice Songs was great, Sult is at his best with this more intimate form.”