When: Sun., Sept. 13, 8 p.m. 2015
Seattle-based singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen grew up in an incredibly religious home, but also one that overflowed with music. These days, like many in their 20s, Gundersen wrestles with the notion of God and life’s purpose, and his often delicate music is filled with existential questions. His new record Carry The Ghost — which he wrote while touring to support last year’s Ledges — carries on that theme but also includes a little sad stuff (“Heartbreaker” is a must-listen). The album showcases the artist’s range in instrumentation and vocals, moving from petal-soft whispers to dynamic yells. Seattle indie-folk quintet Ivan & Alyosha, who rocked at last year’s Elkfest, open for Gundersen’s Spokane show.