Peasant: The Wind

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PeasantFrom the small working class community of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Peasant is the pseudonym for Damien DeRose, a talented singer-songwriter specializing in his own beautifully haunting yet minimalistic style of indie folk.

Peasant released the sophomore album ‘On the Ground’ earlier this year on Paper Garden Records, a label out of Nashville, Tennessee founded and run by Bryan Vaughan. You may recognize the label’s popular debut signing, Eagle*Seagull from a few short years back.

Steeped with a somewhat melancholic sound, Peasant sings about ‘The Wind’ in stirring picturesque detail, which subverts the traditional definition of folk and brands its unique imprint into the listeners psyche after several listens. We see Peasant on or close to following the lightly trodden footpaths of such modern trailblazers as ‘Elliott Smith’, ‘Sam Beam’, ‘Tom Brosseau’ or the ‘Great Lakes Swimmers’.

Peasant has had the opportunity to play shows with other rising indie-rock bands we’ve played here at Insomnia, such as Takka Takka, The Muslims, and Japanese Motors. With this notable experience under his belt, Damien is now embarking on a three week tour leading into the Jan. 27th hard release of ‘On the Ground’. He is being assisted by the marketing and distribution of Team Love (Conor Oberst’s label), which is a definite boon.

You can pick up Damien’s album at e-music , iTunes, Amazon, or the Paper Garden storefront.  Upcoming tourdates follow below. [cs]

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11/27 – Baltimore, MD @ tbd

11/29 – Washington, DC @ Velvet Lounge

12/1 – Pitman, NJ @ Bus Stop Music

12/2 – New York, NY @ Public Assembly

12/3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Connie’s Ric Rac

12/4 – Westchester, PA @ Fennario’s

12/5 – Bronxville, NY @ Sarah Lawrence College

12/6 – Bridgeport, CT @ Acoustic Cafe

12/7 – New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine

12/8 – Hartford, CT @ tbd

12/9 – Torrington, CT @ Metropolis Records

12/10 – Providence, RI @ tbd

12/11 – Boston, MA @ TT The Bears

12/12 – Doylestown, PA @ House party

12/17 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall

12/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ WOXY session

12/20 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Crow’s Nest

12/21 – Pendleton, IN @ LaundroMatinee session