Songwriters in the Round With Natalia Zukerman, AG (Adrianne Gonzalez), Richard Julian, Annie Keating
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Natalia Zukerman grew up in New York City, studied art at Oberlin, worked in mural arts in San Francisco, began her songwriting career in Boston, and now resides, writes, plays and paints in Brooklyn, NY. The daughter of classical musicians Eugenia and Pinchas Zukerman, Natalia found her sound in other strings – those on slide guitar, lap steel, dobro. She found kinship in the earthiness and honesty of folk, bluegrass, jazz and blues music.
Since 2001, Zukerman has released five studio albums and one live album – 2013′s Gypsies & Clowns, which was recorded live at SPACE in Evanston, IL. For the shows, Zukerman invited a big group of her musical friends to present over twenty songs from her catalogue, including the well-known tracks “Gas Station Roses,” “Brand New Frame” and “Howard Hughes.”
Gypsies & Clowns typifies Zukerman’s artistic process in that she’s a frequent collaborator. She’s worked with fellow musicians such as Janis Ian, Willy Porter, Susan Werner, Erin McKeown, AG, Garrison Starr and many others. She also joined with well-known folk singer/songwriters Anne Heaton, Antje Duvekot and Meg Hutchinson for an album in 2008, titled Winterbloom, which they also named the band. Since then, they have toured each year throughout November and December, offering both original and traditional songs inspired by winter. Zukerman has also performed at such festivals as Lilith Fair, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Philadelphia Folk Fest, Michigan Womyns Fest, Sisters Folk Festival, Rocky Mountain Folk Fest and more. Her new album Come Thief, Come Fire is out 9/16 on Talisman Records.
“Natalia’s voice could send an orchid into bloom while her guitar playing can open a beer bottle with its teeth.” –New Yorker
“a strutting brass band one minute, a sighing lover the next.” –The Boston Globe
“a wise mix of rootsy styles from torch blues to country swing. If you’re a fan of Madeleine Peyroux, Bonnie Raitt or even Amy Winehouse, you’ll find stuff to connect with here.” –Philadelphia Daily News
AG (Adrianne Gonzalez)
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“Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Annie Keating is building the reputation her talent deserves...”
Lucinda Williams. John Prine. Allison Krauss. Willie Nelson. Gillian Welch. Bonnie Raitt. Emmy Lou Harris, Patty Griffin. This is a short list of the musicians Annie Keating has been compared to over the last 10 years.
With her sixth album, "Make Believing” Keating proves herself even more worthy of that list, with her strongest album to date. The songs on this record are tender, raucous and raw, all of them shot through with intelligence and feeling. Keating, who picked up a guitar at age 12 and taught herself a few chords and never stopped playing, writes and sings like a woman who knows deep down that heartache is the price of hope, and she can make us believe — in that way that only the best artists can — that all of is worth the cost.
NO DEPRESSION’S Lee Zimmerman raves,
“Keating navigates the Americana environs also inhabited by Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin and Lucinda Williams, and in doing so, proves she’s every bit their equal."
“HONEST, REFRESHING ... Gritty-yet-pretty tunes ...” -- New York Post
Talent spotted by BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris, Keating appeared live on the Bob Harris show in 2008 and has gone on to perform at leading national and international festivals including Take Root (the Netherlands), the Glasgow Americana Festival (Scotland), NXNE (Canada) and the Brooklyn Indie Music Fest. She has performed on the bill with John Haitt, Dan Bern, Bon Iver and other great songwriters. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, NYC.
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