Alone Together: Kim Lembo and The Secret Emchy Society -- Private Parlor Show (($10 adv/$15 day of show))
65 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 10:30 PM)
This event is 12 and over
From 1993 to 2001, Kim Lembo recorded 4 albums for independent label Blue Wave records. Belting out rocking blues from France to the eastern states and Canada with her band “Blue Heat”, her special blend of hard rocking blues, gospel and roots brought out a voice unique in its depth, universal in its world weariness.
After a long break working in the non-profit world, Lembo is coming back with a fury. Her voice, preserved in the break continues to evolve and reflects the depth of life and the world around us. She has spent the last several years writing her 5th release titled “45 Miles”and will begin recording in the summer of 2015.
When asked to sum up her last 15 years, Lembo says this: “The purpose of my semi-retirement from music was to discover who I am off the stage. I had spent most of my life prior either on the stage or, trying to get on it. The irony is, the work I was doing often times brought me on stage to talk with hundreds or even, thousands of people. I guess it is just who I am. That said, I’m much more interested in evolving and growing as a musician than trying to be a rock star. I’m fascinated by how music heals, moves, motivates and brings us together in community. It is a spiritual quest now, the wannabe rock star days behind me. I wasn’t very good at it anyway. I’m much better at being part of the whole of the experience as opposed to being the focus. ”
Look for Lembo’s upcoming album, “45 Miles” 2016.
Cindy Emch possesses a unique & nuanced voice. Her experience growing up far left-of-center in the conservative wilds of fly-over America keeps her rooted in tradition while her stints in New Orleans, San Francisco & Oakland have imbued her material with a sense of adventure & a sympathetic view of the sinners, the gamblers, the rogues, the good-time girls & the losers that populate her songs. It is clear that she inhabits these archetypes & loves the lure of the open road from the way she makes them spring to life in her words. She has the ability to be equally at home playing the part of the leaving lover or the one done wrong because she has lived those roles rather than read about them. She sees both sides but always knows which is which. Songs pour forth in a voice that is 49% heartbreak and 51% fury yet is never devoid of humor & self-awareness.
Emch's music is informed by the musical tradition handed down by Stephen Foster, W.C. Handy, George Gershwin, Bessie Smith, Hank Williams & Patsy Cline but is very much her own. She is descended from this canon but not of it; she has distilled her approach from within rather than infusing it with external influences. Her lyrics are direct but never simplistic, to the point yet subtle. Emchy gives voice to the beauty & danger alive in America.
She has been writing songs and founding bands since 2005. She has recorded albums with Rhubarb Whiskey, Vagabondage, Sinner's Tonic, Oakland Wine Drinkers Union, The Secret Emchy Society, and Feral.
$10.00 - $15.00
$10 in advance and $15 day of show online and at the door.
Private Parlor Shows are open to all friends and fans of The Lost Church and the performers.
Seating is first come, first served. We recommend you buy in advance to ensure being a part of the event, but you can also try purchasing at the door on the night of the show.
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