On Your Radar: Hosted by John Platt from WFUV
Leo Sidran, Skye Steele, Burning Bridget Cleary
185 Orchard St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Sometimes a year gets out of hand. At the end of 2014 Skye Steele finished work on his first solo album, Up From The Bitterroot, and hit the road playing DIY shows all over a country, over 100 to date. In between his own tours this year he found time to collaborate on violin with Vanessa Carlton, Jolie Holland, Deer Tick, and Bollywood superstar Arijit Singh. In the midst of all this, Skye snuck away to LA for a few days of writing and recording with producer/guitarist Cassorla (Dawes, Blitzen Trapper, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), who he shared an apartment in Harlem with in the early 2000's.
"Take Me On" the first taste of this new collaboration, was premiered by Paste in December-- combining Steele's frank, unaffected vocals and lush violin work with mellotron and a deep drum machine groove. The combination is as infectious as it is heartfelt, and the two have now dived head-first into recording a full-length, whose songs Skye will preview tonight.
"Skye Steele makes violins sound like no other" --Daytrotter
"Rustic and worldly" --NYTimes
“imaginative, insightful, and touching…. Somewhere between Beck’s Sea Change and the psychedelic freak-folk of Devandra Banhart" --Pure M Magazine
"confidence and flair and musical ambition by the bucket load. You’ll have heard few finer such albums this year.” -- AmericanaUK
Burning Bridget Cleary
Once called “the Allman Brothers of Celtic fiddle bands, only prettier”, Burning Bridget Cleary features the remarkable musical talents of Rose Baldino and Deirdre Lockman, who lead the band with high-energy and tightly woven harmonies in both fiddle and vocals. The driving rhythm and bass end is supplied by Philadelphia native, Lou Baldino on guitar, and percussionist, Peter Trezzi, on djembe drum.
BBC has played hundreds of performances along the East Coast, and produced four CDs. Their second production, Everything is Alright, was named “2009 Album of the Year” by Boston-based CelticRadio.net. Their newest CD, Pressed for Time (June 2013), is receiving strong radio attention and praise; it hit #1 on the 8-30-13 Roots Music Folk and Roots Country Charts and spent the entire summer in the top ten of the June Folk DJ Charts.
A debut music video with single release, "Stor Mo Chroi: Darling of My Heart", was published in May, 2012 on YouTube and all the major music download sites.
In the spring of 2011, Burning Bridget Cleary completed a weeklong tour of Ireland where they performed at seven different venues from Dublin to Galway. While there, the band had a "once in a lifetime" opportunity to visit the rural Tipperary cottage of their namesake, Bridget Cleary, who is remembered as "the last witch burned in Ireland".
Known for their captivating sound and engaging stage presence, Burning Bridget Cleary is currently one of the hottest young acts on the Celtic and folk music circuits.
General Admission Seated || *Please note, there is a $10 drink minimum for this show*