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THE LOW ANTHEM BRINGS NEW LIFE TO PROVIDENCE'S OWN COLUMBUS THEATRE

Photo: Jesse Burke

Photo: Jesse Burke

Following a long stint of touring, a few members of The Low Anthem sought out a new place in their hometown of Providence, RI to write and record new music. And, while much of that intent was to create their own new music, they also had in mind to lend a helping hand and offer their creative services to artists in surrounding areas who were looking for a place to record. Following the formation of a worker-owned cooperative called the "Columbus Cooperative," the members set to work and the result is a beautifully renovated theatre, still named the Columbus Theatre, that now acts as a recording studio by day and features shows from a variety of acts by night. According to New York Times writer Jesse Barron, "the aesthetic of revivalism has always held a special appeal for artists with an interest in old forms — and so it was for the folk musician Jeff Prystowsky from The Low Anthem." To read more, click HERE.

Photo: James Joiner