New York Artists Collective Presents: Talay, Elizabeth Wyld, Julia Weldon

New York Artists Collective

NYAC is back for a very special and intimate round of songwriting and poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month.

This event will explore the space where songs, poetry and prose meet. Three artists from different genres of expression share the stage in a Nashville-style round and we will discover the similarities and differences between poetry and song.

Featured Artists:

Kerry Cullen

Kerry Cullen's fiction has been published in The Indiana Review, Prairie Schooner, One Teen Story, Monkeybicycle, and more.

She is an editorial assistant at Henry Holt, she earned her MFA at Columbia University, and she lives in New York. She is currently working on a novel about queer teenagers and Christian youth culture.

Siobahn Hotaling

Siobahn Hotaling is a singer/songwriter and poet from New York. After recording two albums of expressive pop-rock tunes, she recently returned to her first love, poetry, performing her pieces at open mics and slams across the state. She is currently working on a poetry compilation to be released later this year, as well as a live show that brings the two genres together.

Laura Valk

Laura Valk is known for her work in Skout, a Brooklyn-based duo that plays indie-folk with restless edge. Skout supports rich harmonies with a mesmerizing combination of rhythmic and fingerstyle guitar, proving that you can, in fact, shred on acoustic. The title track from Skout's most recent release, "Just Words," peaked at #8 on Spotify's viral chart and "Old Friend" from the same EP was recently featured on MTV's Catfish. Skout will be releasing two new singles in March and touring throughout the country in 2018.



Having grown up in Westchester County, just North of NYC, Talay has been playing iconic New York venues like The Bitter End and The Knitting Factory since she was 16. In 2014 she graduated from The University of Miami’s Frost School of Music where she studied Songwriting and Guitar.

Since returning to New York, Talay has become a sought-after session musician, lending her skills on guitar, bass, and backing vocals to various NY-based acts including the all-female Guns N’ Roses tribute, Guns N’ Hoses. Making use of this session work to enhance her own project, Talay plays regularly throughout NYC at venues such as The Studio at Webster Hall and Rockwood Music Hall –as well as cities all along the East Coast from Philly to Miami. She fronts a simple but formidable power trio and wins consistent praise for her clever lyrics, exciting guitar work, and infectious onstage personality.

Brooklyn indie artist Julia Weldon was beginning work on her second full-length album when complications from gender- af rming top surgery put her in a coma,
almost taking her life. After a year of recovery, contemplation, and proli c experimentation, Julia had written Comatose Hope and recorded it with Drew Morgan, producer of Perfume Genius’s Put Your Back N 2 It.

Elizabeth Wyld

Elizabeth Wyld is New York City-based singer and songwriter from rural Northern Virginia. A year and a half ago, she found herself completely unable to speak for several months, finally being diagnosed with unilateral vocal fold paralysis. She was told she may never sing again. Many of her intimate, indie-folk tunes originated out of that period of silence, dealing with themes of power, loss, love, and frustration. Struggling to make ends meet as her livelihood was taken away, she found solace in the melodies that would eventually guide her into the music scene. "I grew up doing theatre, so I was always playing a role. Songwriting has allowed me to begin to discover who I am. I think i've been neglecting to figure that out for years. When I write music I feel like i'm finding home," said Wyld.

Fortunately, Wyld was able to recover after a minor surgery and months of recovery. She has since played her music for audiences around New York City at venues such as Mercury Lounge, Pete's Candy Store, Rockwood Music Hall, and others. Her very first single “Strange Love,” produced by Oscar Rodriguez and Zach Jones of A Great Big World, will be released on Bandcamp at the end of March.



GA Seated || Please note, there is a two drink minimum in the room.

Advance tickets are available online until 5:30PM, day of show. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door at showtime. 

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Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3