With musical origins that began on a reservation in Washington State, Black Belt Eagle Scout brings her distinct voice to BRIC. Soulful Denitia opens.
Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Katherine Paul, known as Black Belt Eagle Scout, wants everyone to know that “I want there to be more space for Indigenous artists, and I’m going to work really hard to try and have that … I’m not here for the white cis people. You can be a part of it, but you gotta sit down and let other people take the lead. That’s something I wish people knew about me before coming to my shows.” (Pitchfork)
Growing up on a small reservation in Washington State, Paul’s musical sensibility was initially informed by her Swinomish tribe’s drumming and singing traditions. A move to Portland took her music in a power chord-driven indie rock direction, though still guided by her indigenous identity and commitment to indigenous rights.
On her second album released on Saddle Creek Records, called At the Party with My Brown Friends (2019), Paul continues to celebrate and interrogate what it means to navigate this world as a survivor of generational trauma, and emphasizes community as a healing body. Through a national tour with Devendra Banhart and her own performances, we’re only going to see more of this up-and-coming artist and activist—so we’re thrilled to welcome her to BRIC House Sessions this year.
Hailed as “the epitome of soulful” by The Fader, Denitia is a singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist known for her dreamy genre-melding solo project that expands upon her past work in the indie R&B duo Denitia & Sene. This year has seen Denitia collaborating with multi-instrumentalist and DJ Quantic on “You Used to Love Me,” the lead single from his latest album, and releasing her own: Touch of the Sky (2019). Produced largely during 6AM-sessions in her studio on the beach, the album is a cinematic ode to nostalgia and the alchemy of love.
- Doors Open at 7PM / Show at 8PM
- General Admission: Standing