Long distance travellers hit Aalst for a friendly evening of multi-instrumental finesses.
Associated to either folk, surf or rock trajectories of the bands he has been playing with, Owen Gardner's reputation is grounded in an unconventional mastery of string instruments, primary guitar and banjo.
Evoking domesticated African folk melodies along with suburbian memories from native Iowa, his performance reminiscences spirits of Baltimore's Horse Lords and changing music (under)grounds of the American west.
Regis and Lizzie allure with manoeuvres on their mobile home orchestra. Human-scaled vehicle made of violin, flute, vibraphone and trumpet transmits softened jingles of pipe organ and harpsichord along with voices and silences. Sneaking in mixed sentiments of ceremony, lullaby and living-room show, they play 'cheap music for nice people', released by Indian Redhead and Block Note.