Holly Macve, Olivia Kaplan
901 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
This event is 21 and over
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Johanna grew up on pop music. Lennon and McCartney, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Paul Simon, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Van Morrison, The Band. Johanna would play these songs on repeat and rush to the piano to find the melody on the keys. Chasing out a beloved lick helped her capture what she loved about each song, helped her understand the feeling behind the chord progressions. To this day, Johanna still plays by ear, but this is hardly a handicap—she approaches songwriting without the logic of measures and keys and time signatures. The result is a wonderfully pure collection of songs, melodically uninhibited and lyrically generous.
Olivia Kaplan is a songwriter born and based in Los Angeles. She and her band have been honored to shared the stage with War on Drugs, Courtney Marie Andrews, and Buck Meek. Her second EP 'At the Seams' is available on all streaming platforms.
"Like the weathered wood of a dock, there is a certain combination of give and strength to her measured ruminations on getting by despite of waves of doubt and emotional lows. Her pleading alto and the sophisticated instrumentation supporting it are burnished to a gleam, so deeply satisfying that it’s easy to forget she’s singing from—and about—a place of pain" - LA RECORD