Kat Edmonson, Our Hit Parade and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 7/1
This week at Joe's Pub, June 25-July 1, performances include Kat Edmonson, The Epiphany Project, Our Hit Parade, Jonathan Batiste, Dave Doobinin, Kotorino, Dominick Farinacci Group, Jay Nash and Canada's Birthday Bash featuring Great Canadian Songbook. See below for full details.
June 26 at 9:30pm
Kat Edmonson is a buoyant singer-songwriter from Texas whose tiny stature belies a powerful voice. She makes smart, familiar pop; though steeped in vintage tradition, her style leans left of center. Kat’s biggest strength is her rich vocal control: alternately coy, elegant, and poignant, she often shifts tone effortlessly from one note to another, and she’s not afraid to leave in the occasional touch of gravel in her recordings. The singer is exceptionally present both on her albums and in concert.
She’s performed with Willie Nelson, opened for Smokey Robinson, toured with Boz Scaggs and Lyle Lovett, and headlined the Taichung Jazz Festival in Taiwan. She also recorded "Baby It's Cold Outside" with Lovett for his new album Release Me.
Now splitting her time between Austin and NYC, Kat is eager to release her second record, Way Down Low. She hopes it will be "a launching pad to play all over the world and travel wherever I can."
THE EPIPHANY PROJECT
June 27 at 7:30pm
The Epiphany Project has a sound that seems to reach through time, fusing ancient languages, cultures and philosophies to create music that is at once timeless, primitive, worldly and contemporary. The ensemble features Bet Williams, a highly theatrical, fearless singer/songwriter with a stunning four-octave-range voice and John Hodian, a NY Emmy Award winning composer and improvising pianist with Armenian roots. Along with world class percussionist Mal Stein, the band’s infectious grooves and energetic performances have thrilled audiences on 5 different continents. Each show is a unique event as the spontaneous interplay between musicians transforms the songs night after night. Now based in Berlin, Germany, Epiphany Project makes only rare appearances in the U.S. The band will have just returned from a mostly sold out European tour.
OUR HIT PARADE is a live top-ten countdown show created by Tony nominee and Obie winner Kenny Mellman (Kiki & Herb), carnal chanteuse Bridget Everett (At Least It's Pink at Ars Nova), pop song opera impresario Neal Medlyn (Neal Medlyn's Unpronounceable Symbol at P.S. 122), producer and MTV cameraman Brendan Kennedy, and writers Ada Calhoun and Peter Schjeldahl. The show is inspired by the musical sketch series Your Hit Parade that ran on radio and then television from 1935 to 1959. On that show, cast members performed the week's most popular songs as comically literal skits. In this show, the hosts and special guest stars from the local performance scene present their renditions of current popular hits live on stage!
Rotating guests include: Billy Eichner, Molly Pope, Lady Rizo, Randy Harrison, Jenn Harris, Murray Hill, Sherry Vine, Corn Mo, The Wau Wau Sisters, and many more…
June 28 at 9:30pm (also appearing July 11 at 9:30pm)