Skye Steele, Karlie Bruce & Chris Parrello
185 Orchard St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Sometimes a year gets out of hand. At the end of 2014 Skye Steele finished work on his first solo album, Up From The Bitterroot, and hit the road playing DIY shows all over a country, over 100 to date. In between his own tours this year he found time to collaborate on violin with Vanessa Carlton, Jolie Holland, Deer Tick, and Bollywood superstar Arijit Singh. In the midst of all this, Skye snuck away to LA for a few days of writing and recording with producer/guitarist Cassorla (Dawes, Blitzen Trapper, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), who he shared an apartment in Harlem with in the early 2000's.
"Take Me On" the first taste of this new collaboration, was premiered by Paste in December-- combining Steele's frank, unaffected vocals and lush violin work with mellotron and a deep drum machine groove. The combination is as infectious as it is heartfelt, and the two have now dived head-first into recording a full-length, whose songs Skye will preview tonight.
"Skye Steele makes violins sound like no other" --Daytrotter
"Rustic and worldly" --NYTimes
“imaginative, insightful, and touching…. Somewhere between Beck’s Sea Change and the psychedelic freak-folk of Devandra Banhart" --Pure M Magazine
"confidence and flair and musical ambition by the bucket load. You’ll have heard few finer such albums this year.” -- AmericanaUK
Karlie Bruce & Chris Parrello
Karlie Bruce and Chris Parrello draw upon many loves in music. The result is often stark, sometimes complex, frequently understated, and perhaps unsettlingly vulnerable. They've collaborated with members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kneebody, Grizzly Bear, M83, Robert Glasper Experiment, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings and Polyphonic Spree. Songs for guitar and voice.
"Swoonsome" - Time Out New York