If you’re unfamiliar with Near Water, it’s a series intended to introduce northeast Wisconsin to indie-leaning, on-the-rise acts. A few months back, the Meyer welcomed the Lumineers to the stage and, well, we can certainly say they have since risen. (Of course, not every Near Water act is going to jump into a jet stream to the mainstream, but having a show like the Lumineers on the resume doesn’t exactly hurt.)
Noah Gundersen, the headliner for tonight’s 7 p.m. show, has gained some fame with his songs “Family” and “He Got Away” showing up on the FX series “Sons of Anarchy.” He’s often (and expected tonight to be) joined onstage with his sister, Abby Gundersen, who plays violin.
Here are a trio of selected Gundersen tracks that should whet the palate. The first, “Nashville,” is a personal favorite and comes from “Family.” The second is the title track from that same EP which showed up on “Sons of Anarchy.” The third is a newly-released track “Dying Now,” a subdued number that prominently features Abby and seems to really capture the duo’s haunting style.
–Shane Nyman, email@example.com or on Twitter @shanenyman