Julia Weldon, Aimee Bobruk
185 Orchard St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
On the verge of starting her next album, Brooklyn indie-folk-pop artist Julia Weldon instead found herself awaking from a coma after a gender affirming surgery. One year later after a fortunate recovery and songs to tell the story, the self-taught, nationally recognized musician went across the pond to England to record her new material with Drew Morgan (producer of Perfume Genius).
As a follow-up to her critically acclaimed album, Light Is A Ghost, Weldon describes her new work as a contemplation of polarities: heartbreak and new love, connection and loss, life and death. Her reflections on mortality and feelings of being both "Cursed and Blessed," as one of her songs is titled, are especially present and poignant in her work post-coma.
Weldon’s music has been featured in The Village Voice, Buzz Feed, Bitch Magazine, Autostraddle, AfterEllen, SheWired, The Advocate, Deli Magazine, and The Washington Post.
"Nothing less than a work of art" is what Performing Songwriter is calling Aimee Bobruk's latest work. In what she terms indie/ambient/folk/rock Bobruk presents listeners with rich orchestral melodies, crisp lyrical images, and combines non-traditional instrumentation with ambient textures. Most often, compared to Margo Timmins of The Cowboy Junkies, Bobruk entertains a modern pop edge in combination with her confidently sensuous voice. The result is what Brad Houser, from the New Bohemians calls "hauntingly beautiful."
Introducing herself to Austin with 2005 EP Small Town Girl, Bobruk quickly became a featured songwriter by Central Texas DJs like KUT's Teresa Ferguson (Femme FM), KOOP's Sandra Beckmire and Rick Star of Fredericksburg's KFAN ("Rebel Radio"). She's shared the stage with the likes of Butch Hancock, Alejandro Escovedo, Ruthie Foster, and David Garza. And in 2007, Bobruk, with fellow songstress-Hilary York, held down a Tuesday-night residency at Austin's Scoot Inn, where her performance and her songs have held their own against many of Austin's most talented musicians: Ian Moore, Robert Harrison (Future Clouds and Radar), Michael Fracasso, Will Sexton, Andrew Duplantis (Son Volt), Joe Reyes (Buttercup), Jane Bond, and Ethan Azarian.
Aimee Bobruk's new album, The Safety Match Journal, is a window into the thoughts of what some people call an old soul, and for someone still in her mid-twenties, releasing her debut album, Aimee is no newcomer. In 2006, Bobruk took the prize in the "Mountain Town Stages: Slopeside Serenade" songwriting contest in Utah and opened for the legendary Dr. John. More recently, she was selected as a southwest regional finalist for the prestigious New Song Mountain Stages Festival, and has billed with Ruthie Foster at the famous KGSR 107.1 FM "Unplugged at the Grove" music series. In addition her song "For the Lost Airwaves," which appears on the The Safety Match Journal, was used in the 2007 documentary Team Everest: A Himalayan Journey.
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