Lake Street Dive frees itself up at Pisgah Brewing concert July 3

Black Mountain News
Lake Street Dive will perform at Pisgah Brewing on Tuesday, July 3 at 8 p.m.

Lake Street Dive will be playing from its newly released album - "Free Yourself Up" - when it plays Pisgah Brewing the night before the Fourth of July - Tuesday, July 3 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $37 advance, $45 door. Opening is Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear.

The band — drummer Michael Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, singer Rachael Price, and guitarist/trumpeter Michael “McDuck” Olson — self-produced the album at Goosehead Palace Studios in Nashville with engineer Dan Knobler.

Lake Street Dive, formed in 2004 while its members were students at New England Conservatory, have been touring constantly, growing from basement venues like The Lizard Lounge in Boston to selling out Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

For their new album, the quartet drafted touring keyboardist Akie Bermiss to join them in the studio. Adding another player to the process freed up the band members to explore a wider range of instrumental textures, construct more full-bodied arrangements, and build on their well-known background harmonies.

“This album is based in the realities in our time,” Kearney has said, “which have inevitably become part of everyone’s daily life. It’s something you think about and obsess over – and write songs about. 'Free Yourself Up' is about empowering yourself, emboldening yourself, no matter what’s going wrong.”