Big Thief at The Studio at The Factory in Dallas, TX

While on their Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You Tour, Big Thief visited Dallas at The Studio at The Factory.

Indie-rock band Big Thief began touring this year at the end of January and has now made their way to Dallas, Texas. Last year, the band released their latest album Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You. Branching off from their earlier style of music, they really honed in on that folky-Americana sound in this new album. This is their fifth studio album and a couple of them have been playing together for nearly a decade. In 2016, the band released its first studio album called Masterpiece. The band is made up of four members, them being Adrianne Lenker (guitar/vocals), Buck Meek (guitar/vocals), Max Oleartchik (bass), and James Krivchenia (drums). 

Supporting Big Thief on this tour is Buck Meek. He has been making solo music since 2014 when he first released two albums with Adrianne Lenker, a-sides and b-sides. In 2021, Buck Meek released his solo folk album Two Saviors. Meek opened his set with “Cannonball! Pt. 2” from his latest album. During one song, Lenker joined the group on stage to sing with them. He also played tracks like “Pareidolia” and “Second Sight.” At a little after 9 PM, Meek closed his set strong merely to come back on stage with the main act.

At about 10 PM, Big Thief took the stage and greeted their ecstatic fans. They opened their set with the slow-tune “Ruined” and then led into “Flower of Blood” and “Simulation Swarm” from their 2022 album, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You. After a few more songs, Mat Davidson joined them on stage and performed a few songs together. They played songs like “Dried Roses” and “Blue Lightning.” As the set was coming to an end, Big Thief performed their Grammy-nominated song “Not” from their album Two Hands, followed by “Masterpiece,” from their first studio album titled the same thing. They couldn’t finish the set without playing a song from their Grammy-nominated album U.F.O.F, which was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album in 2020. They played “Cattails” before transitioning into the fan favorite “Spud Infinity,” also from their latest album. The fiddle and the mouth harp create a unique composition that everyone can appreciate. 

For the encore, the band returned to the stage to play the opening song from their last album, “Change.” For the rest of this month, the band will slowly be making their way East across the U.S. before heading over to Europe for a month-long tour. Later this year, they’ll be returning to the United States to tour some more. Big Thief was nominated for two Grammys this year. Best Alternative Music Performance for “Certainty” and Best Alternative Music Album for Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You.

For a great night of music, be sure to check out this extremely talented band.

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Lauryn is a student studying Mass Media and minoring in Digital Film and Photography at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas. She finds her comfort in photography and creating stories out of still images. As being born and raised in the south, country music will always hold a dear place in her heart. If Lauryn is not attending a concert, she is probably trying to catch up on all the school work she put off in order to go to the show.