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Faux Fawn (free)

  • High Noon Saloon (patio) 701 East Washington Avenue Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

Madison/Stoughton outfit Faux Fawn have been a bit quiet since releasing the 2014 album Lonesome Loon, which is a shame—the band's delicate musicality and Paul Otteson's distinctively high, somber voice make them a standout among contemporary folk acts. And there's always a story or a strange fragment of history cryptically wrapped up in songs like the gently swaying "At The Skyway" and the playfully haunted "Poor Babbitt," though that goes double for the 2012 album Robin Red, which drew inspiration from Wisconsin-connected figures including Orson Welles and Frank Lloyd Wright and its title from our state bird. Their only release since Lonesome Loon has been a Christmas EP called Turtle Doves, but Faux Fawn is currently working on a new full-length, Goodly Goldfinch (alliteration is a big thing with this band). The release date for that is TBD, but Otteson says the band will be playing some new material at this High Noon patio show. —Scott Gordon