Jonah Smith, Jim Connolly, Lucinda Lane feat. Joe Woodard, Nicole Lvoff & Tom Lackner

Jonah Smith

Jonah Smith is that rare musician with the range to write the simplest folk song or an orchestral arrangement and his eight albums of original material display a wealth of American music history that has delighted critics and concertgoers for years. The New York Times perhaps said it best: "Mr. Smith's folk songs are equally well suited to downtown lounges and rural front porches." His latest record, "In The Kitchen" (July 2013) is a mostly acoustic album made with guitarist, Andy Stack. The two musicians spent two days running wires and taping microphones to ceilings in Andy's kitchen in Queens, NY. The idea was to make a record from start to finish with no outside help. The result is an alarmingly high fidelity recording of eight songs that range in topic from love to politics. As a performer, Smith has toured for the last decade on three continents. He has been invited as a guest vocalist with some of his heroes including Los Lobos and Little Feat. As a songwriter he has won an IMA in the folk category for his song "My Morning Scene". At the end of 2012, Smith relocated from Brooklyn to Los Angeles where he now resides. Jonah will be performing songs from his new album assisted by long-time associate, the multi-instrumentalist, Andy Stack.

Jim Connolly

Jim Connolly is a composer and performer living in Santa Barbara, California. He writes music for The Gove County Philharmonic, The Gove County String Quartet and Lit Moon Theatre and Toy Shop Ghost. He has composed for choir, musical saw, five string violin, string quartet and various chamber ensembles. He plays the double bass, saw, banjo, piano and sings. He attended New England Conservatory.

Jim has received seven Independent Theater Awards, numerous commissions, grants, ASCAP Plus Awards and has been listed as one of the twenty-five most intriguing people in Santa Barbara Magazine. He has released four recordings of original music.

He has worked with Nate Birkey, Gilles Apap, Van Dyke Parks, Jeff Kaiser, Brad Dutz, Headless Household, Jeff Bridges, Vinny Golia, Eugene Chadbourne, Glen Philips, Anna Abbey and his brother Kevin Connolly.

Lucinda Lane

From the on-the-horizon perspective of the Household Ink roster, the band currently known as Lucinda Lane is a new project, with singer Nicole Lvoff and guitarist/songwriter Joe Woodard cooking up some new stew, something along the lines of IndieBossaJazzTwang. A debut album is currently in the works, in creative cahoots with drummer/ studio master Tom Lackner, and musical helpers tba.


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