SEA OF BEES
Brass Bed, Garrett Pierce
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
This event is all ages
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SEA OF BEES
Sea of Bees is the musical project of Julie Ann Bee, or Jules as everyone calls her.
She sings, writes the songs, and plays lots of musical instruments on her albums.
She tours with her band as a four piece, solo, or as a duo with her cohort in harmony, Amber Padgett.
She has played hundreds of shows, from Glastonbury to a private birthday party last week and everything in between.
She loves to play music.
"Some artists have a tendency to leave an audience largely lukewarm or indifferent, but with Sea of Bees, it's hard not to have some kind of a gut reaction. Over the course of the forty-minute set at Mercury Lounge Saturday night (4/30), Baeziger effectively tore down the invisible wall that often stands between the performer and the crowd thanks to her heartfelt delivery and endearing banter." --Brooklyn Vegan
"Sea of Bees is essentially one woman, Julie Ann Bee. If I had to sum her up in a sentence, she's sort of a female Sparklehorse. Her music is rooted very much in folk and rock but wildly experimental; some crazy, beautiful, wonderful sounds on her new album Songs for the Ravens.
It is in my top 10 for the year." --NPR
Sunshine, sarcastic, and sullen, Brass Bed are a quartet of wide-eyed pop dreamers rifling through record bins and churning out recordings that double as rock and roll history lessons. Born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, their music elevates the unrestrained power pop of Big Star and the guitar heroics of Television with the 60's pop revivalism of bands like Dukes of the Stratosphear and the Elephant 6 collective. Their songs speak with a voice that is both thoroughly modern and reverent of the past. From this wealth of musical wisdom comes their new LP Melt White.
“Brass Bed’s live set has become a refined, enthralling machine. Their shows are winding and propulsive and, above all, crowd-pleasing. As a performing entity, Brass Bed utilizes the varied weapons in its arsenal—dramatic shifts in dynamics keep each performance from falling into the irritatingly familiar loud-loud-loud paradigm that many festival acts fall into.” --Off Beat.com
Garrett Pierce pens songs that peek into that same dark, yet optimistic place that Henry Miller and Leonard Cohen tapped into. His voice seems to soar alongside acoustic ballads or dirgey rock songs with the emotional confidence of someone who has found his path after years of yearning.
Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, Garrett spent the last decade in San Francisco and Davis, CA where he delivered two full-length albums on Crossbill Records. The first, Like A Moth, was from stripped down sessions in basements, closets and the occasional studio. His stark compositions were helped by guest appearances by friends’ Jolie Holland and Matt Bauer. His second record, All Masks, was Garrett’s epic. Accompanied by strings and over ten musicians, All Masks showed his talents as both a composer and lyricist. With people like Timothy James Wright (Drums/Guitars) Jake Mann (Bass) and Jen Grady (cello) he was able to play shows with that mirrored the fullness of the recording.
"Wow! Bay Area troubadour Mr. Garrett Pierce has continued to nurture and refine his songcraft in a big big way. All Masks blossoms and flourishes onwards from his previous two releases. ... Some of the songs on his latest album verge on the epic yet still maintain his intimate earthy heart." --Aquarius Records
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