Funky, folky, soulful, and strange, could describe Michael RJ Saalman’s solo-project Woman Year. For those who have yet to pick up his most recent cassette on Life’s Blood, Woman Year is a man that prides himself on the ability to aurally beat around the bush, making pop music that escapes commercial confines by exploring the best, most appealing elements of a bunch of genres.
Those interested in observing Woman Year’s lush sound in a sparse (but nonetheless beautiful) acoustic format are in luck. Saalman is taking a break from his guitar-slaying duties in math-surf trio Afternoon Brother to play a handful of California dates. West coast fans of the band will be happy to find that they may be seeing some of the only Woman Year shows this year.
WOMAN YEAR 2010 TOUR DATES
Jun 25 2010 7:00P @ The Hub Sacramento, CA
Jun 27 2010 7:30A @ The Basement Nevada City, California
Jul 30 2010 7:30A @ Villanova House Davis, CA