Vita And The Woolf
Gracie and Rachel, Frenemies
1700 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Vita And The Woolf
Vita and the Woolf is the sound of operatic vocals meeting neo-soul synth pop. Driven by the anthemic voice of front woman, Jennifer Pague and supported by the dynamic drumming of Adam Shumski, Vita and the Woolf has been melding cross-genre influences in their powerhouse electronic style since their first EP Fang Song came out in 2014.
The band’s head-turning live show has since grown to reflect both the range of Pague’s vocals and the music’s shape shifting energy.
Originally inspired by the love relationship between novelists Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, the name “Vita and the Woolf” was chosen while Pague was studying abroad in Europe in 2012. Upon returning to the states and going through a variety of line-up changes, the band has since solidified as a collaboration between Pague and Shumski. In the past year this configuration of Vita and the Woolf has been featured on the Urban Outfitters Music Blog, NYLON Magazine, and other regional and national media outlets as the band gears up for their upcoming album release in 2017. Stay tuned for more info about “TUNNELS”, the band’s new full length record.
Vita and the Woolf recently toured as direct support for Rasputina on a 17-date cross country tour. In addition they have performed at XPoNential Music Festival in 2015 on the same lineup as St. Vincent, My Morning Jacket, and Courtney Barnett. And have opened up for Milk Bone, Christine Perri, Colbie Caillat, Hamilton Leithauser, and The Parlour Tricks.
Gracie and Rachel
Orchestral pop piano-violin duo, Gracie and Rachel, crafts intricate tunes combining classical string elements with haunting, fierce vocals, augmented by sparse but powerful percussion. Ivory satin lined with teeth, the duo finds beauty in stark simplicity, pausing to breathe a hint of the abstract into the highly emotive, evolved body they create. Through their music, the two young women use lyric and sound to flip common preconceptions on their heads. “With the turbulent strings of Regina Spektor paired to the orchestral chamber pop of Bat for Lashes, “Tiptoe” is both beautiful and unsettling…” —Baeble Music
Gracie and Rachel's forthcoming self-titled debut album is a penetrating record about questioning realities, anxious introspection, and self-exploration. Keep an ear out for its release this Spring.