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Mo Lowda & Illiterate Light

Mo Lowda & The Humble

Fri, January 17, 2025
Doors: 8:00 pm

9:30 Club
Washington, DC

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Illiterate Light

Illiterate Light is a versatile, Virginia-based duo with a vagabond spirit and a resolute D.I.Y. work ethic. Emerging in the late 2010s, the group draws from a wide array of styles, from raw, guitar-driven indie rock and kaleidoscopic neo-psychedelia to synth-kissed, harmony-laden folk. They issued their self-titled debut in 2019, followed by Sunburned in 2023.

The project originated in the Shenandoah Valley in 2010, when multi-instrumentalists Jeff Gorman and Jake Cochran began playing music together while working on an organic farm. They eventually took over the farm themselves, where they combined their love of art and agriculture into a rich community, touring by bicycle and building a loyal local following. In 2015, the duo decided to leave their farm and focus exclusively on music, adopting the moniker Illiterate Light, with Gorman on guitar and foot-pedal synth bass and Cochran operating a minimalist standup drum kit. In 2019, they inked a deal with Atlantic Records and headed into the studio with Vance Powell (Jack White, Kings of Leon, Chris Stapleton) and Adrian Olsen (Foxygen, Natalie Prass) to begin laying down tracks for their eponymous full-length debut, which was released in September 2019. Two years later, the duo signed with Thirty Tigers and issued the singles “Light Me Up” and “Heaven Bends.” Both cuts appeared on their sophomore long-player, Sunburned. In addition to their critically acclaimed LPs, the band has additionally released multiple EPs, live albums, and collaborations.

Mo Lowda & The Humble

Mo Lowda & the Humble are a self-produced indie rock band hailing from Philadelphia. The band just finished up their fourth LP, to be self-titled and released March 3, 2023 with five singles leading up.  Since releasing their debut album in 2013, they’ve vastly expanded the sonic exploration of their recorded material whilst developing a dialed-in, yet energetic live show through persistent touring.  In turn, they’ve built a ravenous and loyal following across the country, selling out clubs and theaters throughout the US each year.  Mo Lowda’s upcoming self-titled album is their most versatile and ambitious work yet.  It visits some previously uncharted sonic territory for the band, while still providing the thoughtful, creative songwriting their fans have grown to love. Visit for all tickets.

Venue Information:
9:30 Club
815 V Street N.W.
Washington, DC, 20001

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