3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
This event is 21 and over
Kathryn Mostow's honest, literate folk is marked by her stellar voice -- "as clear as a bell" (Indie-music.com) and her knack for writing insightful, resonant lyrics. Her live performances are well known for their intimacy and emotion.
As a songwriter, pianist, and vocalist, Naomi LaViolette has found an acoustic niche between the worlds of folk singer-songwriters and jazz soulstresses. Her music takes two parts Sarah McLachlan, one part Joni Mitchell, and adds a dash of Madeleine Peyroux’s understated elegance for a blend that is extremely palatable, sweet and soulful. LaViolette’s debut album, self-titled Naomi LaViolette (2012), features 10 original songs, as well her own arrangements of George Gershwin’s “Our Love Is Here to Stay” and Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now”.
LaViolette composes from an authentic outpouring of life experiences. She writes songs about falling in love and staying in love. One song is a lullaby. She writes about heartbreak, life’s tough questions, and finding answers in surprising places. As one born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, her songs often contain inspiration from the natural world, reflecting a sort of wild, uncontained beauty. “In artistic expression,” says LaViolette, “we find places to stand in a world that is constantly changing. We discover what is most important in our lives, and understand our trials and joys at a deeper level.”
LaViolette’s music strikes a distinctive balance between soul-filled honesty and a variety of musical styles. Her roots are deep in classical music, with a master’s degree in classical piano performance. She’s immersed herself in jazz standards, folk songs, pop, soul and gospel music. All these influences weave in and throughout LaViolette’s songs, creating a musical vibe that is both vintage and current.
FULL-LENGTH ALBUM: "Naomi LaViolette"
LaViolette fronts her album at the piano, with lead vocal, background vocals, synth creations and harmonica. The album also features guitarist Tim Ellis (Kung Fu Bakery Owner/Producer, Craig Carothers, Aaron Meyer), bassist Bill Athens (Nancy King, Mary Kadderly, Trio SubTonic) and drummer Jeramy Burchett (Dirt Poor Robins, 5 O’Clock People). The album is produced and engineered by Dean Baskerville (Sheryl Crow, Everclear, Pink Martini), except for the single, "Words Or Not", which is produced by Dean Baskerville and Jeramy Burchett.
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