VILD, Con Davison + Amanda Wirig Art at Canvas and Chardonnay

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15th Jan, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Canvas & Chardonnay
Organized by The Rochester Posse

VILD, Con Davison + Amanda Wirig Art at Canvas and Chardonnay

Art Heads Live: VILD + Con Davison of the Bad Bad Hats + Amanda Wirig Artwork

$10. Doors 6:30, music at 7.
All ages.


Con Davison

By the time he’d moved to Minneapolis at 20 years old, you’d have thought Con Davison was just a wandering music school drop out. He moved into a house with too many people, and got random jobs at mediocre places. Music had subsided to no more than a quiet hobby to cope with the woes of being young and away from home. But, almost accidentally, musical favors turned into consistent involvement, and Davison slowly stumbled his way into the Twin Cities music scene, first lending his drumming to numerous projects (most recently Bad Bad Hats and Dreamspook) and now onto his debut solo EP, Far Off Distant Plans.

Holed up in a studio within a long forgotten King Coil mattress factory in Saint Paul, Davison put together a collection of songs about the future: songs about longing and songs about fear. And somewhere within those feelings of trepidation, a little bit of hopefulness shines through.

Jangly melodies and self-assured rhythms give a nod to the past, while making room for Davison’s rumination about tomorrow. Written and recorded entirely by Con Davison, with post production help from Brett Bullion (Bad Bad Hats, Now,Now) and Huntley Miller (Sylvan Esso, Bon Iver), Far Off Distant Plans is swirling with sincerity and realism; it is a surprising debut from a college drop out, turned hired gun drummer, turned exactly what he’s always wanted to be: completely himself.


VILD is Emily Elizabeth Nelson, a creative, musician, photographer, yoga instructor, barista, and beyond. She was born and raised in Rochester, where she was gifted the chance to learn piano and violin, amongst many other things. It wasn’t until moving away for college in Duluth, Minnesota, when she began to fully listen to the call from her soul to pursue music. During her time in the northland, she began to dive in to the world of her music, heart first. She began writing (again), playing, and learning all that she could, of the business, voice, guitar, piano, and more. She went on from there to live in London and wander around Europe for six months, before returning to Rochester last March after a plethora of travels and experiences. In the time since, she has been writing, recording, and playing live in and around town.

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