Bootleg Theater Presents
Olivia Kaplan EP release w/ special guests Anna St. Louis and Gabriel Wax
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
This event is 21 and over
In 2003, Olivia Kaplan picked up her father’s Guild acoustic guitar and taught herself Cat Stevens’ The First Cut is the Deepest,“...only it was definitely the Sheryl Crow version.” While one may hear influences of that first Sheryl cover, Kaplan’s melancholic but open-hearted music aligns her more naturally with songwriters like Angel Olsen and Cat Power. She recorded her first EP, Goddamn, I Miss You (2014) upon returning to Los Angeles from studying music at McGill University in Montreal. Since then, Kaplan has established herself as a frequent performer and studio vocalist on a range of music projects across the city with artists like Dzang, Shannon Inouye, and Dessert. A keen emotional note-taker, Kaplan’s songs are thoughtful responses to relationships made or observed, and human situations to which she’s borne witness. Her grounded vocals combined with a minimalist approach to instrumentation embody a desolate closeness, capturing the desperation that comes with attempts at modern empathy.
Anna St. Louis
Musician from Los Angeles via Kansas City. St. Louis played in Kansas City punk bands Crap Corps, Hairy Belafonte, Torben, and Bloodbirds. She released an EP of solo demo tracks in 2015 and will be releasing an EP on Woodsist imprint Mare Records in November 2017.
Gabriel Wax is an American musician, producer and recording artist born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He has worked with artists such as Palehound, Fleet Foes, Beirut and the War On Drugs. He Recently finished a record under his own name that includes members of The Walkmen and Here We Go Magic that he plans for a 2018 release.