Nick Offerman, like most people, is currently at SXSW (or as he pronounces it, “sex-swuh”). The actor, writer and comedian had the pleasure of introducing rising indie-rock star Lucy Dacus and her band during a festival event on Tuesday night, and Offerman’s intro did not disappoint.
“This lady brings the panache,” Offerman begins, lauding Dacus’ bandmates’ “clever clothing” before conjuring up a supremely strange and glowing simile in praise of Dacus’ vocals:
This young lady has a voice that I would liken to smoking a bong that’s been filled with a tincture of laudanum—that’s opium syrup—while laying in one of those meat jelly molds, and having gravy just slowly dripped on your face. I don’t even think that does her voice justice.
Offerman concludes his intro by deeming Dacus’ recently released sophomore album Historian “delicious.” We most certainly concur: In his review for Paste, Eric R. Danton called the album “at once tightly focused and musically expansive, 10 new songs that sidestep any notion of a sophomore slump,” noting that the 23-year-old “has already made a career album with Historian, and she’s really only just getting started.”
“Nick Offerman compared my voice to getting high and laying in meat jelly and this is an honor I was not creative enough to imagine receiving,” Dacus wrote on Facebook. The artist also shared a photo of her band with Offerman.
Offerman and Dacus appeared at Audible Impact, a night of music and comedy in support of The Ally Coalition, an organization dedicated to LGBTQ equality. Offerman hosted the event, which also featured performances from Jim Gaffigan, Adam Pally, Rachel Bloom, Nick Thune and more.
See Offerman’s introduction below, and listen to Dacus’ 2016 Daytrotter Session further down.