Lily Henley, Baby States, Jean Rohe, Miss Tess Acoustic feat. Thomas Bryan Eaton
249 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Doors 7:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Drawing on her roots in both Americana and Middle Eastern music traditions, Lily Henley has begun to forge a unique musical path for herself as a versatile singer, songwriter and fiddle player. Her repertoire spans three languages and combines original material with ear-catching arrangements of traditional songs and melodies. Along with her band, comprised of some of acoustic music's most accomplished young instrumentalists, Lily's sound is at once familiar and refreshingly new.
"Lily not only gives us this remarkable voice, but adds arrangements that are equally compelling. I can't remember the last time I listened to a new artist whose arrangements matched the power of her voice and her songwriting skills. Lily seems to glide her voice in perfect sync with these inventive arrangements. Is this the new direction of American roots music? If so, it sounds beautiful." -John Hart, New Folk Radio
"...a really exciting, fresh and original sound...a more earthy Alison Krauss" -Fatea Magazine
Baby States is New Old Time. Baby States is Pre- Modern. Baby States is West African guitar riffs, Uncle Dave Macon, and Nirvana.
"There are plenty of talented artists out there, but what sets Jean Rohe apart are the suppleness of her voice, the integrity of her vision, and the grace she shows in her wide-ranging journeys across the musical landscape." --John Platt, WFUV New York
Jean Rohe sings and plays multi-lingual original music of the Americas, North and South. Whether solo or with her genre-bending trio, Jean brings the full breadth of her stylistic attractions to bear, exploring the intersections of American folk music, jazz, Brazilian and Afro-Peruvian traditions. The product of both a nurturing folk music community in her childhood, as well as the vibrant New York improvised music scene, it is not unusual to find Jean and her band in a downtown jazz club inviting a disarmed audience to sing boisterous choruses. Likewise, her sophisticated songwriting and arranging has found a home at folk music festivals around the country. Jean has performed everywhere from the Birdland to the National Theater in Cuba; from New York City's own Living Room to the Montreux Jazz Festival, where her refreshingly honest performance won her the audience prize in 2006. A recent recipient of the prestigious MacDowell Fellowship, she is currently working on her second album, due out in late 2012, that showcases her solo repertoire along with intricately crafted arrangements for her band.
"Jean has the remarkable ability, typical of all true artists, to hold her vast palette of technical virtuosity in check and only bring what's needed at any given moment. Hardly the aloof jazz musician we've grown accustomed to, she brings her listeners along for a joyful ride through her soundworld, while challenging them with questions about what it means to be a global citizen." --William R. Bauer, Ph.D, author of Open the Door: The Life and Music of Betty Carter
Miss Tess Acoustic feat. Thomas Bryan Eaton
"Sweet Talk is an unabashed reminder that there's nothing wrong with casting a wide net... Her versatility is a rejoinder to how we expect to put musicians into neat little boxes according to genre." - The Boston Globe
It was the first day of spring, with the night sky holding a full moon, when Thomas Bryan Eaton was born...
Shortly there after, he sat down at a piano and fell in head over heels with the magic of sound. A lover of music in all its forms; Thomas can play pretty much anything that makes noise, but likes to spend most of his time wandering around the frets of a guitar, slip-sliding on a pedal steel or singing songs with nice melodies.
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