Anjuli Josephine, Jessica Hernandez And The Deltas
Attic Dancers, Devin Tuel
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
This event is 21 and over
Anjuli Josephine, an emerging Philadelphia based artist, has released her debut EP featuring catchy single "Can't Keep Up." John Vetesse of XPN's The Key writes "The soulful Canadian born singer-songwriter, who easily draws comparison to artists like Regina Spektor and KT Tunstall, has been enjoying success playing the local circuit over the last two months..." The Ontario native moved to the States as a child when her parents found work inPennsylvania. Anjuli began playing classical violin at age six but it wasn'tuntil her teens and the introduction of guitar that her musical passionshifted. "I was enjoying the guitar, an instrument that was not accompanied by the rigors of classical instruction, and growing so tired of the one and only song I knew, Bob Marley's Redemption Song, that I took to writing my own songs", Anjuli explains. Songwriting took over her musical pursuits but stage freight limited her reach. Aside from the sporadic open mic, her music was heard by a select few until she paired with childhood friend Karl Rieders, who was already a Philly music scene veteran. They quickly reunited with keyboardist and long time friend Al Daniels and drummer Nate Kowalski who had played in bands with Rieders in the past. The band was formed and work on her debut EP at Kawari Sound followed. The result is a sound that has intricate pop sensibilities, and establishes Anjuli as new powerful female voice on the scene.
Jessica Hernandez And The Deltas
Life has a way of letting us know what we’re supposed to do and when we’re supposed to do it. We can distract ourselves, but life is persistent. Jessica Hernandez knows that. She knows that no matter what gets in the way, time won’t stop for anyone. Be it struggles or triumphs, Hernandez is ready for whatever, whenever.
This malleability expresses itself in so many facets of Jessica’s life. The first-generation American grew up in and around Detroit. There are few regions more impressing as the nitty-gritty of Rock City and it left its mark on the 25-year-old artist. Her voice is instantly recognizable. Its strength and soul are matched by an honest vulnerability. Whether she is singing heartfelt words about someone that has left this world too early, or belting out a danceable tune through a big smile, Hernandez is unforgettable… especially with the ultra-talented Deltas behind her.
Never one to adhere to norms or outside pressures, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas have learned lesson after lesson along their rise as one of Detroit’s favorite bands. They’ve honed their craft in sell-out shows and tours than span the nation. It’s easiest to classify Hernandez by seeing the people that come to every show. All races, all fans of good music.
Experimental indie goodness from Philadelphia.
As a native Pennsylvanian, Devin Tuel has established herself on the East Coast as a folk singer/songwriter by performing in venues such as, The Bitter End in New York City, participating in the "New York Singer Songwriter Sessions", and playing intimate theatres throughout Philadelphia, including Steel City Coffee House in Phoenixville. She has been compared to the likes of Joan Baez, and Joni Mitchell, as her voice is a crisp and floating vibrato through which she showcases her poignant and personal lyrics.
Growing up in Pennsylvania surrounded by winding country roads and lush trees, Devin quickly took to writing poetry to describe the beauty of her hometown. Music has always been a part of Devin’s life; she spent long hours singing and learning guitar with her father. Her southern ancestry and love for traditional folk music became a large part of her musical style as she began writing her own songs. Devin moved to New York City in 2008, to attend a small liberal arts college. During that time she felt moved and inspired by the vast array of people and experiences that filled the city, but longed for her woodland upbringings leading her to write some of her most honest and heartfelt music to date.
Now back in the Philadelphia area, and soon to be Nashville bound, Devin is taking to the studio in the beginning of 2013 where she will record her first EP, ‘Heavy Soul’. A collection of five songs that transcended from folk beginnings and once paired with melancholy emotions of her trials in love and loss, gave way for a grittier alternative country rock. ‘Heavy Soul’ will begin Devin’s career with a resonating bang. Upon the release of ‘Heavy Soul’ in 2013, Devin will go on her first major tour.