JR Robinson and Esther Shaw have been the creative heart of Wrekmeister Harmonies since 2014. Through their various collaborators and incarnations (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thor Harris, Ryley Walker, The Body, Einstürzende Neubauten) they have remained the constant pulse of the band as well as co-owners of Coptic Light Coffee. The past year has seen the duo perform as openers for bands as diverse as doom merchants Bell Witch to gothic folk enchanter Marissa Nadler in both the US and Europe. This tour will be their first as headliners with the duo performing material from 2016’s critically acclaimed Thrill Jockey release Light Falls as well as previewing material from their forthcoming release The Alone Rush. Not to be missed.
Mary Lattimore is a harpist living in Philadelphia. She experiments with her Lyon and Healy Concert Grand harp and effects. Her solo debut, "The Withdrawing Room", was released in 2013 on Desire Path Recordings.
Mary also writes harp parts for songs and recordings, performing and recording with such great artists as Meg Baird, Thurston Moore, Sharon Van Etten, Jarvis Cocker, Kurt Vile, Steve Gunn, Ed Askew and Fursaxa.
Mary has been a part of soundtrack projects including the Valerie Project, Lopapeysa, a film by David Kessler set in Iceland, and the film score for Marina Abramovic: the Artist is Present, a documentary about the artist.
In March 2013, she accompanied Nick Caves beautiful horse soundsuits for the 100th anniversary of Grand Central Station in New York City.
Her 2014 record Slant of Light with guitarist/synth player/producer Jeff Zeigler was released by Thrill Jockey, which was followed by the two collaborating on a track for Ghostly Swim 2. Mary and Jeff also composed a score to Philippe Garrels 1968 experimental silent film Le Revelateur, and debuted it in Marfa, Texas along with the film. They have since performed it Chicago, Philadelphia, and early 2015 in Los Angeles.
Her debut solo record for Ghostly, AT THE DAM, sees release this March.
Alison Chesley is a cellist who has become known for her adventurous sound, bold compositions, and compelling stage performance. Called “A classical-cellist-turned-avant-metal virtuoso" by the Boston Phoenix, Chesley channels her sensibilities and experience as a rock musician through a classical instrument, altering both genres without apology. She has played on over 150 albums with artists such as Disturbed, Bob Mould, Mono, Anthrax, Broken Social Scene, Russian Circles, and Archer Prewitt among others.