Erin Lang’s music has a certain wistful charm about it; her songs contain echoes of an old music box rediscovered in one’s attic, or a salon with empty velvet couches and half-finished champagne glasses scattered about. Most of Lang’s music moves at a pensive, languorous pace as her delicate, airy voice floats over varied instruments, like the double bass, french horn, violin, clarinet, and glockenspiel. Her sound is rich and interesting – in addition to the electric guitar, Lang also plays the ukelele and banjo.
Lang makes music enchanting enough to transform one of the most depressing months of the year into a deliciously melancholic one. There really is no better time of year to hear her live.
Erin Lang plays Casa del Popolo (4873 St. Laurent) on February 28 at 8:30 p.m.