Lizzie No, Caroline Reese, Kwesi, Sarah Summer
2906 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026
Doors 4:00 PM / Show 5:00 PM (event ends at 9:00 PM)
This event is 21 and over
Lizzie No has been singing all her life. She studied literature and poetry at Stanford University and then traveled the country with a folk band. Her accumulated stories of lonely hotel rooms, minimum wage jobs, relationships good and bad, crippling depression, and stubborn insistence upon steering her own ship, are presented on her debut solo album, ‘Hard Won.’
Lizzie is a winner of the American Songwriter Lyrics Contest, a finalist in the New England Indie Rock Competition, and a frequent musical guest of The Moth.
Caroline Reese grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania, where the rust belt meets Amish country. Her mom ran a horse farm and her dad sold antiques, two facts which inform the old-soul tendencies in her songs.
She and her band, the Drifting Fifth, combine elements of country, folk, and indie-rock with Reese’s lyrics that seem to reach far beyond her own life experiences. Their new album, Tenderfoot, released January 6, 2017, deals with vulnerability in life and love. Tenderfoot was recorded at the Headroom Philadelphia (Hopalong) and mixed at Miner Street Recordings (Kurt Vile, War on Drugs, Sharon Van Etten).
Kwesi is an indie, pop artist John Legend meets Ben Harper and they get a little electronic and weird. He relocated to Los Angeles where he writes for Scooter Braun's new publishing company.
Sarah Summer is an independent songwriter/folk artist who was born and raised in Summerville, South Carolina.
She spent the past two years traveling from East to West, living out of hotels, making music in juke joints & playing with fire before settling in the desert outside of Phoenix, Arizona.
While passing through California, she met and began collaborating with instrumentalist Sam Smetana. Before long, the two were recording an EP together via snail mail. Summer found herself recording songs in California, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. "I would spend the day locked in the bathroom, lights out, tracking with my guitar and a string of Christmas lights to set the mood," she says. "I'd load the files to a flash drive and drop it off at the post office with a note to Sam, and in a few weeks time, he'd return the favor. We kept at it until we came up with something we could both be proud of. "
Since Be Yourself was released in August 2017, the duo have been playing shows up and down the West Coast.