TurnStyle Music Group Presents
The Kenn Morr Band
April Sun, Ethoscope, L Train
9 Avenue A
New York, NY, 10009
This event is 21 and over
The Kenn Morr Band
The Kenn Morr Band is an original Alternative Folk Rock band from N.W. Connecticut featuring the original songs of Kenn Morr played by top-notch musicians Tom Hagymasi, Bob Gaspar and Pat Ryan.
Kenn Morr’s songs have an elemental quality—water, earth, relationships, seasons, time, change, loss—like the great songwriters who inspired him early on: Dylan, Simon, Van Morrison, Graham Nash, and especially Gordon Lightfoot. He understands that when trouble comes, the trade winds bring an upside, and there’s always the redemptive power of music. “I’m not sure just how you do it,” he addresses the muse on “Worth Imagining,” his sixth and latest recording, “but sweet music tames my mind. It can keep you cool in the summer sun and warm in the winter time.”
Devouring his heroes’ songs on his older siblings’ vinyl while pursuing a school boy career as an ace pitcher on the mounds of Long Island, he found other inspirations on his own, including John Dawson of New Riders of the Purple Sage and Toy Caldwell of the Marshall Tucker band. Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step became his friend and supporter. Kenn’s college baseball scholarship didn’t work out, but he turned—appropriately--to Communications, a field for which he is well-suited. He’s got a radio announcer’s rich baritone and the kind of charisma that spellbinds audiences of all sizes, from an intimate coffeehouse to the stages of venues as demanding as the famed Bitter End in New York City or the International Festival of Arts and Ideas on the New Haven Green. He’s paid dues of every kind, played gigs of every stripe, including sharing the stage with artists like John Sebastian, Al Kooper, Eric Burdon, and John Wesley Harding.
Kenn tends to let the Universe bring him what he needs. (After all, a chance subway encounter brought his supportive wife and two young sons, his motivation in all that he does.) He left Long Island and found in Connecticut a home, new friends, and—eventually--the band that brings his music to life. That band has been together for several years, long enough to gel personally and musically, as it demonstrates on “Worth Imagining,” its strongest work yet, a veritable tapestry of textures and feels. The songs resonate with listeners because they come directly from the life Kenn Morr observes around him; they’re very much lived songs.
A masterful writer and soulful singer at the peak of his creative powers--as a listen to his latest Sandy Brook Studios recording, “Worth Imagining,” quickly attests--Kenn is the real deal. With airplay across the country and in Europe (where his popularity continues to grow), Kenn Morr’s star is on the rise.
Ethoscope is a project that takes the elements of Romance, heart breaks, Lust and sympathy of the Human soul and transcribe them into sound.
LTrain are native New Yorker's caught up in a romance with NYC. It's members, Crystalla Gonzalez (Vocals), Gabriel Castellar (Guitar/Vocals), Hiro Yamao (Bass), and Andrew Garcia (Drums) grew up listening to various genres of music; From Rock to Funk and from Jazz to Punk. LTrain began in January of 2011 with a song called "On The Train" and a dream; A dream to make a funky rock band with a punk attitude, in which they interpret as describing the spirit of NYC. LTrain began playing on the actual LTrain with just an acoustic guitar and no mics, then that led to getting a full band together to play clubs. With Crystalla's sweet and soulful vocals and Gabriel's funky pyscadelic guitar playing, LTrain took the bar/venue circuit of NYC in March of 2011. They played venues like The Knitting Factory, Don Pedro's, Trash Bar, The Bitter End and Gramercy Theatre. They played over 100 shows in the span of 2 years without an official record. LTrain plans to release an EP titled "Party at Bedford" in the fall of 2013. L Train believes in spreading the message of love, understanding...and the funk.