The Evening Muse Presents:
3227 N. Davidson St.
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
As far back as she can remember, Colombian American, singer-songwriter Kelly Jo Ramirez listened to Latin heroes like Joe Arroyo and Celia Cruz alongside pop greats like Prince and Paul Simon. This constant flow of cross-culture set the stage for Phat Lip long before it would ever see light.
Kelly Jo, a self-taught guitarist from the age of 12, spent much of her youth writing songs; it came as no surprise when she decided to pursue a musical career following high school. Her fan base in Greenville, SC grew quickly after releasing her debut album (ZerimaR) and founding funk-rock band, the Kelly Jo Connect. After a five-year run, the KJC slowly fell quiet, leaving Kelly in search of a new creative outlet. She began using GarageBand to build demos and what seemed like a pastime, quickly developed into the beginnings of Phat Lip.
Throughout their first EP, Vision, PL offers a spectrum of American, Latin and Brazilian influences that intertwine effortlessly. The single, “Stranger’s Love” is completely immersed in Afro-Caribbean flair while “City Lights” dances between capoeira and grunge-era rock.
"Phat Lip is a perfect-fit combination of Kelly Jo’s passionate, explosive voice and a modern-day version of the Latin pop she loved as a child. Even the ballads have an irresistible propulsion on this EP, settling into relentless head-nodding grooves.” Vincent Harris, Greenville Journal
LeAnna Eden is a singer-songwriter originally from Milwaukee, WI. She is an eclectic mix of musical genres ranging from neo-soul to alternative rock. A self taught guitarist she has been growing her brand. Over the past ten years she has played the Midwest, the Rust Belt and is slowly making her way up and down the East Coast.
Some musical highlights have been playing the Cactus Club, Milwaukee Pride 2012-13; Black Dot Music Fest in Chicago; Rivers of Honey in NYC; and opening for the Grammy nominated artist Emily King.
Her newly formed band: The Garden Of is made up by James Jeffrey on drums, Ethan Lilley on bass and Zach Willard on lead guitar.
Tickets Available at the Door