Shaina Taub celebrates the release of her debut EP with a concert at Rockwood Music Hall's Stage Two on Monday August 29th at 8 PM, featuring a ten-piece band of musicians and vocalists in an evening of all original music.
The concert will feature Taub on lead vocals, Justin Goldner (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) on bass, Hiroyuki Matsuura (Revolting Rhymes) on drums, Adam Stoler on guitar and Dave Melton on piano.
The set will also feature vocalists Jo Lampert (Prometheus Bound, The Last Goodbye), Carrie Manolakos (Wicked, Mamma Mia), Ato Blankson-Wood (Hair, Lysistrata Jones), Damon Daunno (Brief Encounter), Etai BenShlomo (Wicked), Grace McLean (The Last Goodbye), Kate Ferber (The Daughters), Alex Goley and Mike Brun.
Vermont-raised, New York-based singer/songwriter Taub and her band have played to packed houses at such venues as The Bitter End, The Living Room and Ars Nova.
The EP, entitled What Otters Do, is an electic six-song collection spotlighting Taub's unique breed of pop brewed with folk and soul, featuring a dynamic gumbo spiced with strings, horns and gospel choirs. The album features the songs ‘Make A Mess', ‘Wet Shoes Waltz', ‘The Tale of Bear and Otter', ‘Lost Mornings', ‘Ease', and ‘The Bridge'. What Otters Do will be available on August 29th on all online music providers, and Taub's website.
Taub's folk-funk opera, The Daughters, was developed last summer at Mark Brokaw's Yale Institute of Music Theater, featured in the 2010 NAMT Songwriter's Showcase, workshopped at CAP21 Theater Company and was a 2011 Richard Rodgers Awards finalist. She recently received a Macdowell Fellowship, and commission to write a musical for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Rockwood Music Hall is located at 196 Allen Street. Admission is free.
For more information and media, please visit www.shainataub.com.