Hiss Golden Messenger Releases New Live Album Greetings from Charleston!, Recorded at Pour House

Back in December, folk rockers Hiss Golden Messenger went on tour in support of their newest album, 2021’s Quietly Blowing It, with the final stop being December 11th at the Charleston Pour House. On Friday, the band released the show in its entirety via Nugs and Bandcamp as a live album titled Greetings From Charleston!

50% of proceeds from album sales will benefit local nonprofit We Are Family, a longstanding entity that has been dedicated to providing affirming spaces for LGBTQI+ youth in the Lowcountry since 1995.

The Pour House concert marks the second release in the series of live concerts that the band has been recording on “Hiss Mobile Recording Unit” or HMRU for short. The first was a concert from February 2022 in Seattle, released in August with proceeds benefiting the National Network of Abortion Funds.

Hiss Golden Messenger said this about the series in a recent Instagram post:

With this series we’re listening for some kind of collective magic that supersedes individual mistakes. And I think there was some of that in evidence at this show at The Pour House in Charleston, SC, one of our favorite small rooms to play and one of the centers of the Southeastern hippie universe.

Hiss Golden Messenger on their live album series & Charleston Pour House.

Greetings From Charleston! is a full recording of the December 11th, 2021 show at the Pour House, featuring 18 songs. The setlist was mostly originals, taken from the entire Hiss Golden Messenger catalogue, though they did throw in a cover of Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried” and they closed with the Grateful Dead’s “Bird Song”.

Listen below.

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