TurnStyle Music Group Presents
Ten Ton Man
Scarlett Menendez, Jonah Parzen-Johnson, The Tangibles, LaRaisha and the Relationships
9 Avenue A
New York, NY, 10009
This event is 21 and over
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Ten Ton Man
Ten Ton Man is a dark and emotional take from a rootsy perspective. Songwriter Paul Livornese, brings his personal stories to life in his songs, on Ten Ton Man’s Debut album.
On Ten Ton Man's debut album, this trio of Paul Livornese on vocals and guitar, Paul Dugan, on upright and electric bass, and one of the founding members of "Big Lazy", are joined by session drummer Paul Tripp to create a landscape of songs that tell the story of a man who contemplates the life that has been dealt him. Unofficially the "Rocco's Midlife Crisis" saga.
Ten Ton Man is joined by Kelly Pratt on brass, who has played with Beirut and Arcade Fire and Erik Della Penna, Guitarist for Natalie Merchant, who adds lap steel and slide, on this indie, rootsy album.
Influences by Nick Cave and Johnny Cash can be heard throughout.
Music: The National Underground, Crossroads Battle of the Bands, and composed for The Cleo Mack Dance Project. Find her music at: www.reverbnation.com/scarlettmenendez
Jonah Parzen-Johnson is a baritone saxophonist living in Brooklyn, NY. Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Jonah was surrounded and inspired by the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians and South Side music community. Before graduating from high school Jonah had studied under former AACM chairman Mwata Bowden and AACM member Matana Roberts. Under their tutelage he developed a dedicated focus on the essential role of composition in the life of a musician.
Parzen-Johnson moved to New York in 2006. He is a long-time member of Zongo Junction, a Brooklyn based afrobeat ensemble, and a founding member of the collective trio Reed’s Bass Drum. Currently, Jonah can be found performing and workshoping his solo saxophone work, Michiana. If you look hard you might find him performing with the Steve Newcomb Orchestra, Steven Lugerner Dectet, Tiffany Chang’s Free Association, and other friends.
Jonah’s debut solo saxophone album, Michiana, will be released on Primary Records on June 5 2012.
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