Arran Fagan and Claire Conway in concertElder Apothecary
December 9th at 7 pm
Praised for his introspective lyrics and vivid storytelling, Portland-based folk artist Arran Fagan has garnered a following in his native Oregon with his uncanny ability to weave the personal and universal. After getting his start in the grassroots music scene of Southern Oregon, Arran has spent the greater part of his life pursuing music, creating wistful and evocative songs that explore themes that connect us all—loss, addiction, change, and the endless passage of time.
Raised on country radio in her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, Claire Conway was drawn to storytelling from an early age. She wrote her first song at ten years old and would go on to study in an intensive creative writing program at a local high school for the arts, simultaneously crafting her first EP, "Ocean’s Edge," a glimpse into her teenage years in and out of love.
Lyrically, Claire Conway is wise, graceful, and honest, penning vivid portraits of her life backed by simple riffs, soft harmonies and moody slide guitar. Her latest EP, "Be Good," is both a product of the pandemic and a deeply personal project years in the making.