Hosted by John Platt from WFUV
On Your Radar feat. Katherine Rondeau, House Of Hamil, Eric Lee
185 Orchard St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Passionate and full of conviction, with a big voice and an even bigger spirit, Katherine Rondeau is a singer-songwriter with an unforgettable style. A New Jersey native, Katherine's roots-inspired sound is an organic blend drawing inspiration from folk, blues, and mountain music.
After bursting onto the Philly folk scene in 2015, Katherine was quickly recognized for her rich, bold voice and engaging performance style. She has since claimed her place at venues throughout the region including Godfrey Daniels, the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club, World Cafe Live, MusikFest, Burlap and Bean, Folk Project, and as a 3-time Philadelphia Folk Festival performer (2015/16/17).
How to describe Katherine's music? Her voice – strong, soulful, warm – rings out like a bell on a clear summer’s night. Her original songs draw audiences in and take them on journeys both real and imagined. Whether sharing stories of love lost and found, calling out robust anthems of peace and justice, or reimagining classic songs fro the Folk Revival, there is no mistaking that Katherine has earned her place at the table - and she's serving up her roots-inspired sound at venues across the country.
Katherine's 2016 release New Hope Chateau hit the top 20 on the Folk DJ charts with a #9 song and received kudos from folk DJs and journalists alike. A "Rich's Pick" from the legendary Midnight Special radio program, the Midwest Record wrote: She's got a big bold voice that raises the roof with very little effort. Her compelling story songs take on a myriad of themes, from love lost and love preserved to robust political anthems
In 2017 Katherine earned a rare honor as a double showcaser at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference (NERFA). Named as a Suzi Wollenberg Folk DJ showcase performer (nominated by WFDU's Ron Olesko) AND a Semi-Formal Showcaser, she is being recognized for the depth and power of her songwriting and performance and is gearing up for East Coast and Southeast tours in 2018.
House of Hamill
Rose Baldino and Brian Buchanan met 10 years ago, late one night backstage at a theatre in rural Pennsylvania.
Brian's band Enter The Haggis and Rose's group Burning Bridget Cleary were sharing a stage that evening, and the two bonded over a love of Irish fiddle tunes, Radiohead, and 4 AM whiskey. Their paths crossed a dozen times over the next decade on the road, but it wasn't until the Folk Alliance 2014 conference in Kansas City that they finally became musical collaborators. Burning Bridget Cleary's guitarist and drummer had their flights canceled at the last minute, and Rose (in desperation) asked Brian to grab a guitar and join her onstage. The two performed with virtually no rehearsal for over an hour, and their connection was powerful and immediate. A few months later Brian moved from Canada to Philadelphia, and as a tribute to the first tune Rose ever taught Brian, House of Hamill was born.
Brian and Rose are both accomplished traditional fiddle players and classical violinists, and despite being young, have over 25 years of writing and performance experience between them. Together, they write unusual new fiddle tunes and exciting, unpredictable original songs while also breathing new life into traditional and contemporary songs. Both are confident and unique lead vocalists, and the blend of their two voices in harmony is hypnotic and irresistible.
Whether House of Hamill is playing songs from their debut album "Wide Awake" (September 2016) or stomping through a set of original jigs and reels from their follow-up "March Through Storms" (2018), their chemistry onstage is always engaging and often hilarious. Spend an hour listening and you'll leave with tired feet, a huge smile, and a new appreciation for the versatility of folk instruments in a modern context. House of Hamill is on the bleeding edge of a new generation of traditional musicians.
“In this brave new world of song, Eric Lee sings and writes gems of truth with a new kind of language, and whose energetic performances are subtly captivating” - Eric Andersen
A masterful and engaging songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Eric Lee has performed in countless settings, from southern roadhouses and festival stages to pit orchestras, London pubs, and the theatres of Beijing. His first full-length album, "Heartache Town", redefines the genres of Americana and indie/folk, drawing from years spent accompanying legendary artists, including Eric Andersen, Peter Rowan and The Kennedys. His songs are a hybrid of powerful lyrics and a singular melodic sense, strongly rooted in the folk and bluegrass traditions.
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.