Rachel Potter to Perform at Joe's Pub, 7/29
Joe's Pub announces upcoming performances for the week of July 24 - 29:
David Raleigh & Nathan Leigh Jones – Milos Karadaglic – Sarah Siskind – Weimar New York – Kishi Bashi w/ special guests Tall Tall Trees – Nichole Thompson-Adams: Black Girl, You’ve Been Gentrified – Dawn Cantwell – Floanne: Edith Piaf Alive and Living in New York – Elikeh – Rachel Potter w/ special guests The Vanity Belles – M'lumbo w/ special guest Gary Lucas
David Raleigh & Nathan Leigh Jones
TONITE at 7:30PM
$20 in Advance; $25 at Door
New York City entertainer and bon vivant David Raleigh takes the stage with his producer, Australian singer/songwriter Nathan Leigh Jones. Hot off the heels of Raleigh's wildly successful 'Beginning Again' (2010) and Jones' acclaimed sophomore release Sooner Or Later (2011), these two piano men will join forces and put their spin on each other's music, as well as showcasing brand new material from their upcoming projects. Don't miss this exciting evening of original piano pop/soul at its finest! With special guest Rhonda Ross (daughter of Diana Ross.)
TONITE at 9:30PM
Miloš Karadagli?, the 29-year-old guitarist celebrated the world over is set to release his sophomore Deutsche Grammophon recording, Pasión in the U.S. on July 17. Pasión features popular Latin selections familiar to many but brought to fresh life with new arrangements for solo guitar and string orchestra. Just as Latin American composers from Villa-Lobos to Ponce aimed to bring the music of the street into the concert hall, Pasión unites popular and cultivated traditions all the way from Brazil to Mexico. The New York Times called Miloš “a charismatic, sensitive player,” while Gramophone crowned him “Young Artist of the Year” in 2011. After releasing his debut recording Mediterráneo, he was one of the best-selling newcomers on the traditional classical charts in major territories around the world including the U.S., England and France to Australia, Japan and China.
JULY 25 at 7:00PM
Sarah Siskind has been called "the best female singer/songwriter in America today" (Steve Binder, legendary TV director/producer) and “an artist you must hear now” by Spin Magazine. She has toured with Bon Iver (he has also famously covered her "Lovin's For Fools") and The Swell Season, had songs recorded by Alison Krauss (the GRAMMY nominated "Simple Love"), Madi Diaz and many more. Armed with a striking vocal style and solid guitar-work, mostly on her beloved vintage electric Gibson, Sarah is a regular NPR performer with features on NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts, World Cafe with David Dye, All Songs Considered, Song Of The Day and most recently NPR’s Mountain Stage.
Weimar New York
JULY 25 at 9:30PM
Weimar New York returns to home to Joe's Pub for a special one-night only presentation hosted by London cabaret star Dusty Limits. Confirmed performers include: Meow Meow, Julie Atlas Muz, Kim Smith, Tigger!, Curtis Eller, Phoebe Legere and Machine Dazzle.
Kishi Bashi w/ special guests Tall Tall Trees
JULY 26 at 7:00PM & 9:30PM
A lush array of looping and vocal/violin gymnastics... Kishi Bashi's debut full-length, 151a, is a bright and soaring avant-pop record written primarily on violin - Kishi Bashi's main instrument which has brought him to record and tour with the likes of Regina Spector, Sondre Lerche, Alexi Murdoch, of Montreal and more. Kishi Bashi collaborated with of Montreal's Kevin Barnes on that band's new album, Paralytic Stalks. This last endeavor he credits with some of his most recent musical growth, acknowledging that Barnes pushed him to new heights of creativity, forcing him to explore a broader use of his primary instrument: the violin. This experimentation affected his loop-based live show and led to him write more of the new record with violin rather than piano or guitar, loosening him from the grip of habit and expanding his palette. Kishi Bashi uses Japanese singing as another of many layers, doing so without any trace of gimmickry, and achieving what, to Western ears, must sound like an expression of the ineffable. From the deconstructed doo-wop of "Wonder Woman, Wonder Me," a 21st century transmission of Smile-era BrIan Wilson to the menacing marriage of Eastern hues and Western operatics in "Beat the Bright out of Me," this album is a mediation between opposing drives, offering possible reconciliation but never promising it. Kishi Bashi played and produced 151a entirely himself.
Nichole Thompson-Adams: Black Girl, You’ve Been Gentrified
JULY 27 7:00PM
In the one-woman show Black Girl You’ve Been Gentrified you meet Nichole Thompson-Adams, an African-Caribbean- American, wife, mother and realtor on a mental journey towards self acceptance. The show depicts MS. Thompson-Adams talking to her therapist about life as a broker and imitating characters from every corner of the real estate drama. It is as much about the changes in her life as it is about the changes in the neighborhood. "Some aspects of being a broker in a neighborhood that's changing makes me feel good - seeing the fruits of your labor, the positive change," Thompson-Adams said. But, she added, "It makes me feel melancholy at the same time." – New York Times.
JULY 27 9:30PM
$15 in Advance; $20 at Door
Musician/Actor Dawn Cantwell is thrilled to be returning to Joe’s Pub alongside her brother and collaborator Ryan Cantwell. Originally from the wilderness of Altadena, California, she migrated to New York to study theatre and music at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. With her diverse musical background, she now seeks to weave the poetry of Folk music together with the raw expression of the ineffable evoked by the Blues and Soul. She has been honored as a finalist in The Music Center of Los Angeles Spotlight Awards' in Vocal Performance and was also the 2011 recipient of New York Music Theatre Festivals' Next Broadway Sensation award. Since graduating, she has been seen in productions at City Centre Encores! and her music has been heard at The Iridium, Birdland and Smalls as well as a scad of blackboxes in New York and Los Angeles. She is currently in rehearsal for Second Stages production of DogFight, directed by Joe Mantello. When she was a girl, Dawn watched through sliding glass doors as her kitten, Tonto One, was gobbled up by a mountain lion in her backyard. Every great songwriter has their shimmering hurts. That’s Dawn.
Floanne: Edith Piaf Alive and Living in New York
JULY 28 7:30PM
French singer and actress Floanne recounts the Piaf story. This authentic chanteuse and farm girl opens the door to her culture by taking a closer look at the legendary ‘Little Sparrow’ —with that husky, mournful voice so popular in the 1940’ and 50’s. The performance is a culturally rich and moving presentation that will make you smile, with tunes transporting you to other times and places. Yes, both Floanne and Edith Piaf will be attending the rendez-vous in a medley of vintage tunes from their native France… with a modern twist. She will embody the legend, interpreting the melodies from her point of view as a child, imagining Piaf’s characters coming to life. Down to earth, sensual and bohemian as her beloved Edith, Floanne will make you discover her poignant music and share her unconventional life."Floanne is the French Madonna" -TimeOut NY
"Undeniably effective renditions" -Peter Leavy, Cabaret Scene "A new little sparrow has landed. Ankah infuses her daringly dramatic evocation of Piaf’s art with a contemporary energy and rhythm." -Broadway World
JULY 28 9:30PM
Elikeh mixes Afro-beat with traditional Togolese polyrhythms to produce captivating tunes that are as listenable as they are danceable. Although based in indigenous traditions, Elikeh’s music has no borders, exploring global themes and personal odysseys. “The group blends various styles of west-African styles — afrobeat, highlife, soukous — into a tight, forward moving sound that keeps one foot in the past and another towards the future…Feverish guitar, a crescendo of brass and high-speed percussion to keep you moving.” – PRI’s AfroPop Worldwide
Rachel Potter w/ special guests The Vanity Belles
JULY 29 7:00PM
After her sold out "Live the Dream" EP release concert, and back by popular demand, Rachel Potter will return to Joe's Pub at the end of July. Kicking off her "Live the Dream" mini NYC tour, Rachel will be joined on the intimate stage by Cosmo Country Duo, The Vanity Belles. The evening will feature some of New York's finest musicians: Miles Aubrey, Matt Hinkley, Joe Brent, Shannon Ford, and Mairi Dorman, with back ups by the incomparable Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xananadu, The Secret Garden), and Jennifer Thigpen (CeCe Winans, Roberta Flack, Kirk Franklin, Sandi Patty, Avalon, Point of Grace). The dynamic line up will be showcasing all six songs from the EP, performing some country flavored covers, as well as debuting some of Rachel's brand new originals. Rachel Potter is currently appearing as the Mistress in the Tony Nominated Broadway revival, Evita. The Vanity Belles are a genre-bending "Cosmo-Country" harmony duo living in New York City and winning the hearts of a nation. The band is comprised of Jessi Rae Waltz, a Nashville native and Carrie Welling, a military child from Colorado. The two have garnered significant attention over their short careers, including winning a local MTV VMA award for Best Breakout Artist.
M'lumbo w/ special guest Gary Lucas
JULY 29 9:30PM
M'lumbo is a 8-piece multimedia jam band that crosses the boundaries of electronic, psychedelic, jazz, and world music. At this special performance the long-running shadowy and semi-legendary eight–piece band will celebrate the release of their twelfth album ’Tuning In to Tomorrow’ with their special guest Grammy-nominated guitarist/songwriter Gary Lucas ‘The thinking man’s guitarist’-The New Yorker. The band includes Rob Ray, Paul-Alexandre Meurens, Vin Veloso, Cecil Young, Dehran Duckworth, Jaz Sawyer, Brian O'Neill, Jarek Szczyglak and other suprises. Come experience the band live in rare form and be ready to party! “M’lumbo takes the familiar and makes the earth slide.” -New York Newsday "At this special performance the long-running shadowy and semi-legendary eight–piece band will celebrate the release of their twelfth album ’Tuning In to Tomorrow’ with special guest Gary Lucas, “the thinking man’s guitarist.” -The New Yorker “To approach a merely adequate description, try and imagine a combination of MiLes Davis, Sun Ra, traditional African music, and early Bonzo Dog Band…very exciting, filled with unbridled energy and humor. The musicianship is superb and the arrangements exceptionally creative.” -Alternative Press “It’s Mickey Mouse, The Stanford University marching band, Santana and Syd Barrett rolled into one…borders on genius.” -Baltimore City Paper
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