Andy Shauf at the Raccoon Motel -- March 20.

Monday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.

Raccoon Motel, 315 East Second Street, Davenport IA

Touring in support of his latest album Norm, a February release that Pitchfork labeled "a lush, cryptic, and creepy suite that questions the very concept of love," Canadian folk rocker Andy Shauf headlines a March 0 concert at Davenport's Raccoon Motel, his most recent recording also lauded by Loud & Quiet as "a masterful, Lynchian work of rich, sinister worldbuilding."

A singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan, grew up in Bienfait, and later moved to Regina, Shauf was a drummer in the Christian pop punk band Captain until 2006. He released his debut album Darker Days in 2009, and followed it with the EPs Waiting for the Sun to Leave in 2010 and Sam Jones Feeds His Demons in 2012. He released The Bearer of Bad News independently in 2012, with the album re-released on Tender Loving Empire and Party Damage Records in 2015, and that same year, Shauf signed to Arts & Crafts Productions in Canada and ANTI- internationally, releasing the non-album single "Jenny Come Home" as his first release on both labels. The subsequent "Jenny Come Home" was Shauf's breakthrough on Canadian radio, charting on both CBC Radio 2's Radio 2 Top 20 and CBC Radio 3. Through early 2016, the artist toured Europe as an opening act for The Lumineers, and after moving from Saskatchewan to Toronto that April, his album The Party found Shauf playing almost all of the release's instruments himself, recording the tracks sequentially.

Also in 2016, Shauf's song "Wendell Walker" from The Bearer of Bad News was shortlisted for the 2016 SOCAN Songwriting Prize, while The Party was a shortlisted finalist for the 2016 Polaris Music Prize. Following the release, he toured throughout 2017 accompanied with a five-piece band that included multi-instrumentalist Karen Ng, and the next year, Shauf recorded a self-titled album with D.A. Kissick, Avery Kissick, and Dallas Bryson under the band name Foxwarren. The recording went on to receive a Juno Award nomination for Alternative Album of the Year, and in January of 2020, The Neon Skyline and its hit single "Things I Do" were released on the same day. After the album's debut, Barack Obama featured the title track on his 2020 summer playlist, and commenting on this honor, Shauf stated, "It’s cool to think that Obama, or the Obamas together, have listened to my music. It’s a really nice feeling to think my music has gone that far."

Andy Shauf headlines his Davenport engagement on March 20 with a set by guest artist Katy Kirby, admission to the 7:30 p.m. concert is $40, and tickets are available by visiting

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