Daughter of Swords @ Songbyrd [DC] - 8/14/2019

Hot off a tour with Appalachian vocal trio Mountain Man (including a stop at this years Newport Folk Festival), Alexandra Sauser-Monnig didn’t waste any time hitting the road again, but this time in support of  debut album as Daughter of Swords. 

Dawnbreaker (out now on Polyvinyl Record Co.) an acoustic folk album about how we end relationships (and the end of her and her partners) and was produced by Sylvan Esso's Nick Sanborn.  Sauser-Monnig's endearing sense of humor nearly eclipsed her musical sensibilities as she waxed poetic about life on the road (and smoothies left in her car's drink holder for days). She's got a great sense of humor that kept things light while her often “heavy” songs tackle the human desire to feel liberated, purposeful, and strong in the face of adversity.

DC-based singer-songwriter BRASSIE opened the night with a captivating set of her own and a voice straight out of a smoky New York City lounge. Her debut EP is forthcoming


Photos by Mauricio Castro


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