Tree Branch Twig
Tree branch Twig is the experimental solo project of multi-instrumentalist Lindsay Keast. With a background in both art and music history, TbT blends not only the audial influences of drone, slave songs, and improvisation, but also attempts to transform the visual elements of collage by exploring the texture of sound, movement of shape, color of tone, and the weight of silence.
TbT's track The Best Song to End a Dance Mix off the album "7 collages" (June 2012) was reviewed by Pitchfork's Grayson Currin. "It's not actually a dance song... rather, it's a well-considered patchwork of recordings captured at a dinner party... [though] this piece does offer the sort of immersion and escape that your favorite dance mix might, too, presenting a slipstream of sound that earns your focus by constantly revealing and repealing new textures.... It's a space worth revisiting again and again."
TbT currently performs as a trio with Lindsay Keast (piano/guitar/voice), Kelsi Thrap (bass/voice) and Jessica Villegas (cello). Special guests have included Courtney Krause, Tanner Maxwell, Joryn Brown, Sydney Devine, CJ Boyd, and Logan Fields.