Music Emerging Presents- the FINAL house concert in Atwater Village at the home of artist Robert Soffian. We are going out with a bang before Music Emerging changes to a regular Thursday night at a club in Glendale in May. SO!! Come to this final house show to see the amazing Syd Straw perform in an intimate setting with exceptional guest Karyn Kuhl and opening with a special tune-Cynthia Brando. Event is potluck and BYOB-parking in residential area-within 24 hours of ticket purchase you will receive an email with address. RSVP highly suggested as there is limited seating. Click on blue links to find out more info about the artists and to visit their website.
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About the artists:
Vocalist, singer/songwriter, and guitarist Syd Straw first made a name for herself as part of the Golden Palominos, a band led byAnton Fier that enjoyed a cult following in the 1980s. Her Capricorn Records debut, War and Peace, was released in 1996, and since then, her unique blend of folk-rock and blues-rock has found a home with Triple A (adult album alternative) radio stations and their audiences around the country. Straw releasedSurprise in 1990 to good reviews. That recording chronicled Straw's emergence as a songwriter; she had thought of herself primarily as a song interpreter before that. On , Surprise,Straw was joined by Michael Stipe (R.E.M.), John Doe (X), Ry Cooder,Daniel Lanois, Don Was, Richard Thompson, and Marshall Crenshaw.
Straw was raised in Los Angeles, the daughter of Hollywood film and TV actor Jack Straw, best-known for his starring role in The Pajama Game. She was drawn to the life of a performer, and after high school, she headed straight for Manhattan, arriving in New York in 1978. Shortly after that, she landed her first job singing harmonies for Pat Benatar, and later joined the Golden Palominos' ever-changing lineup, which also included Michael Stipe and Matthew Sweet. Straw can be heard on the Palominos'Visions Of Excess and Blast of Silence albums. She also toured the U.S. and Europe with the band, performing at the Montreaux Jazz Festival one year.
In the midst of promoting and touring for War and Peace, Strawhas kept up her profile as a scenemaker, sitting in at clubs and lending her gifted musical sensibilities to records by Vic Chesnutt,Wilco, Rickie Lee Jones, David Sanborn, and Evan Dando. A version of her song "Howl'' served as the title cut for a film by Eric Stoltz, Sleep with Me. Straw was the first female singer signed by Capricorn, a roots rock and blues label based in Nashville. On War and Peace, she's accompanied by a gifted bar band from Missouri, Lou Whitney & the Skeletons, and she recorded the album without a lot of extras at their studio off Route 66 in Springfield, MO. On the album, Straw addresses themes ranging from love and the lack of it on a track by the same name, "Love and the Lack of It,'' as well as loneliness, as on "All Things Change.''
Straw is an enormously gifted vocalist and songwriter who has her own distinct musical vision, as evidenced on her self-produced War and Peace. That vision is a rootsy one, with lots of country and blues influences. The 14 originals on the record prove it. Although she didn't set out to, she also plays rhythm guitar on many of the tracks on the album. Straw says with the biography accompanying War and Peace that she doesn't see the album as a "comeback'' at all, "because things have been constantly busy and changing for me since Surprise came out. But I really threw myself into the new record in a way that I haven't been inspired to do for a long time.'' Great records and a wider following are in the offing for this unique, multi-genre vocalist and songwriter. She released her third album, Pink Velour, in 2008.
Home for Kuhl is Hoboken, NJ, where she was a founding member of Gut Bank and Sexpod, two staple bands during the much-revered Maxwell’s club’s legendary heyday. The Stars Will Bring You Home is the newest EP from the Karyn Kuhl Band. The album was produced by another Hoboken stalwart, James Mastro (The Bongos, Ian Hunter), and recorded at the local Nuthouse Recording studio by Tom Beaujour (Nada Surf, Juliana Hatfield), and at Water Music by Rob Harari.
Opening up with a tune is your host of Music Emerging. Find out more at: www.cynthiabrando.com
Here we go! Our next concert features two "outlaws", A.J. Hobbs and Ben Bostick!
Music Emerging Presents our 7th concert in Atwater Village, Los Angeles, featuring A.J. Hobbs and Ben Bostick. Concert will take place at the home of artist Robert Soffian in an intimate setting surrounded by fabulous art! RSVP highly recommended as there is limited seating. Within 24 hours of ticket purchase, you will receive an email with address. Concert is BYOB and potluck. Plenty of parking in a residential neighborhood. Song circle after concert, so bring an instrument, or you can borrow one! Email email@example.com for any questions.
TICKETS THROUGH EVENTBRITE: CLICK RIGHT HERE!
Info about our performers:
AJ Hobbs doesn’t just make country music—he makes what he likes to call Outlaw Soul. His music brings the spirit and storytelling of the great country outlaws and melds it with a sweet soulful sound inspired by Texas music, R&B and gospel. As the late great Hondo Crouch once said, “You can’t forget memories,” and so AJ Hobbs’ music is all about turning his own memories into song, and moving the folks who can’t forget theirs either.
His debut full-length, called Too Much Is Never Enough features songs that are all his story. Take “The Loser,” an outlaw stomp about a man who walks off the comforts of a cushy job to play music. There’s “Tomorrow I’ll Be Hurtin’,” an anthemic and soulful cowboy song about life on the road with that bittersweet lyric: Sometimes it feels like heaven, most days I’m going to hell / All you want is water but there’s nothing in the well. Or the sassy and funky Jerry Reed-inspired “Shit Just Got Real” with a blazing chorus that we can all relate to. And “Eastside” a gospel voice and organ laden ballad that channels the deep moods of The Band and Joe Cocker. Kicking off this release is the first single "Daddy Loved The Lord" a country gospel groover about Jesus, the Devil and dad. The album features songs by other great songwriters including his half-time funky horn-laden version of Merle Haggard's "The Bottle Let Me Down," a Eagles-inspired version of co-producer Ted Russell Kamp's "A Whole Lot Of You And Me" and a duet co-written and performed with emerging artist Dominique Pruitt called "Take It Slow."
Ben Bostick was born in the small town of Beaufort, South Carolina, but has done some rambling since he left home: NYC, Nevada, Washington, Minnesota, Paris. For now he resides in Echo Park, Los Angeles. Beginning back in high school, he’s played in rock bands, funk bands, R&B bands, and everything in between, mainly as a guitarist. His solo music career began in earnest about a year and a half ago when he started busking on the Santa Monica pier. After doing that for a couple of months he saved up enough money to record his debut EP, “My Country”, which was released in November 2015. In 2016 Ben was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) as a Nominee in The 15th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent artists and releases. He recently recorded a full length album which will become available this spring. Until then you can find Ben on the Santa Monica Pier most days and at the Escondite in downtown LA every Sunday night.
Opening up the show will be Cynthia Brando accompanied by John O' Kennedy.
Video of Carla Olson with Gene Clark and Todd Wolfe performing in Germany.....Want to know what Carla and Todd sound like together? Well you will have to come to the concert!!
The Belles of the Levee show was awesome!! Here are a few pics, and a couple of videos of the opening act!
So happy to have Belles of the Levee as the first duo of the series!
We are so happy to present to you a marvelous duo traveling all the way from up North in Humboldt County. Belles of the Levee is a "close harmony jazz/blues duo specializing in the revival of forgotten musical gems of the 1920s-1930s." They have played in Northern Calfornia together for the last couple of years performing at festivals and venues and are making their way south as they head even deeper to New Orleans! They will be accompanied by Tina Garsen on the clarinet!
Concert will take place on Saturday, May 7th at 7:30 PM at the home of artist Robert Soffian. Address will be given upon ticket purchase. Tickets highly recommended as ticket holders have priority seating. Plenty of street parking in the vicinity and BYOB. Get your tickets through Eventbrite HERE.
To listen: Soundcloud
Facebook: Belles of the Levee
Opening up the evening will be Cynthia Brando with Beverly Twist from the Belles of the Levee, accompanied by Matthias Rykert on the violin and John O' Kennedy on the strings for some swanky swing jazz tunes.
You will not want to miss this show!
Cynthia Brando and Beverly Twist with Chuck Johnson
Our second show of the series featured the wonderful blues and folk picking and singing of Jesse MacLeod ! Everyone present was blown away by his smooth vocal talent...Cynthia Brando and John O' Kennedy opened the evening!
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In case you missed it, here are a few pics via Sharon Hannah and Cynthia from the evening!
Here are some pics of the festivities! Photos by Sharon Hannah (the really great ones! and a few by Cynthia Brando)
If you have any questions, please ask! You can send an email below...