Sons of An Illustrious Father
Lexie Roth, Fête
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Sons of An Illustrious Father
In the six years since its inception, Brooklyn-based Sons of an Illustrious Father has taken many forms, from acoustic duo to rock quintent. Its current incarnation consists of Josh Aubin, Lilah Larson, and Ezra Miller, who share vocal and songwriting responsibilities and exchange instruments including acoustic and electric guitars, bass, keyboards, and drums, among others. They draw from a vast constellation of influences, from folk traditionals to contemporary hip-hop and the rich and varied history of rock 'n' roll in between. The result is music that explores the space between the ancient and modern, gentle and aggressive, strong and vulnerable, quiet and loud. They have released two full-length albums, one EP, and most recently a series of singles, "No Mercy" / "Loveletting" and "Very Few Dancers" / "Strange Home."
LEXIE ROTH is the daughter of famed guitarist Arlen Roth and his late wife, incredibly talented visual artist, Deborah Bussichio. Her grandfather Al Roth (Pen-name Al Ross) was the oldest living New Yorker Cartoonist who just passed at the age of 100. Coming from such a musical and artistic background, it was only natural to follow suit. She has been playing music since she was about 8 years old, and has become quite an accomplished guitarist, even though she started out on bass guitar and piano. She played in several bands in her developing years on both bass and guitar, and was always the featured vocalist.
Her debut album “One Long Blink” was released when she was 18 years of age and gained some attention as far as Japan. Since then, she has appeared on two of her father’s albums, Toolin’ Around Woodstock featuring Levon Helm on drums and his previous album Landscape. Her new self titled album consists of 11 original tracks written and performed by Lexie Roth on lead and backup vocals and guitar, Sam Mason on drums (Willy Mason/The Acrylics), Nina Violet on bass and some backup vocals (Nina Violet/Band of Arrows/Kahoots), Matthew Cullen as engineer and on accompanying guitars and noise with special guest Lexie's father Arlen Roth on lead guitar. Alex Salzman, who engineered her first project "One Long Blink" played keys and mixed the album beautifully. This self-titled album was originally recorded in Lexie's home on Martha's Vineyard during the early spring in March 3 years ago. She had a calling to go West and disappeared in the sage covered hills of Ventura County and LA and mountain biked for an entire year.
Coming back east to Brooklyn she refocused on music and got her head out of the clouds and dove straight back into the project, reworked some vocals and added some guitar and now it's ready for the world to hear. Her sound is refreshing because there is no affectation to her voice. It is as real and pure as she is as a person. The album has drive with drum fills that will get stuck in your head, bass that chugs it along like a train and harmonies that will make your heart melt. Her song "Call You My Hon" off her new album was featured in the independent film "Maria My Love" produced and directed by Jasmine McGlade Chazelle in which stars Karen Black. Lexie sings "Vaya Con Dios" on the brand new release of the Les Paul Tribute Album "Thank You Les" along side of Keith Richards, Jose Feliciano, Steve Miller, Slash, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Eddie Brigati Jr. (The Young Rascals) and many other greats who played with Les Paul through the years. She lives between Brooklyn, NY and her real home-base Martha's Vineyard, MA. Lexie performs with her black Gretsch and hand beaded Jodi Head strap that says her name in Rhinestones and jewels with her band or solo.
A music video will soon be released of her first single "Stay Or Go" off the new album. She is currently working on new material for a new project.
Bill Martin, Kim Deuss, Paul Johnson, Laura Lise Jordan.
Fête was first conceived in the depths of the Brooklyn service industry when keyboardist and singer Laura Jordan and guitarist Bill Martin began a friendship and musical collaboration. As the songs began to take shape, they found dynamo-drummer Kimmy Deuss and most recently added Paul Johnson on bass, who quickly helped shape their sound.
Hailing from the far reaches of the world -- Canada, Chicago, Guam and Bermuda, Fête is slated to bring their uplifting music to Brooklyn this summer.
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