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Dani Mari presents Lovefest at The Living Room in Brooklyn
Feb 16, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - Feb 17, 2015 @ 2:00 am| $5
Dani Mari from Owl and Wolf (with Will Hanza) presents “Lovefest,” a night of original love songs.
Monday, February 16th
The Living Room
134 Metropolitan Ave
Door open at 7pm
Purchase Tickets here: http://bit.ly/danilovefest
For more information about this show and other shows visit http://danimarimusic.com/danimaripresents
Artwork by Jillian Kesselman-Ratinoff
An avid fan of Billie Holiday and Mazzy Star, Dani Mari was born to sing. Her music is fueled by personal narratives embedded in the craft of classic story telling and the emotional insight of a most unlikely “old soul”. Audiences across the United States and throughout Europe have gravitated toward her beautifully haunting voice and the simplistic elegance of her lyrics which transcend our current snap shot of popular music. She has collaborated with FEAR CLUB from Paris, Sun Glitters and was formally in the dreampop duo, Lockets. She has performed at SXSW, The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Musikfest, Johnny Brenda’s, World Cafe Live, Glasslands Gallery, Rockwood Music Hall and many other venues. In addition she has performed with acts such as St. Lucia, Twin Sister, Exitmusic, Widowspeak, Mates of State, Patti Smith, Edward Sharp & the Magnetic Zeros, Of Montreal and more. Dani Mari is currently working with the folk-pop band Lovers League and is set to release a wider body of work for her solo project with boutique art label, Someplace Called Brooklyn. With nothing more than an acoustic guitar and stories of her life experience, her songs merely hint at Dani Mari’s desire to transport listeners the world over to an era of nostalgia which exists within the depths of her soul.
“Bursting with musical and spiritual energy, lush soundscapes, and riveting musicianship… The driving force is his own restless, intertwined musical and spiritual energy… with haunting vocals in the manner of early Pink Floyd and King Crimson.” Currently guitarist for Kalen & The Sky Thieves. Also, Owl & Wolf and other projects.
Owl and Wolf
Folktress Dani Mari has combined forces with the experimental sounds of Will Hanza. Their union infuses influences from americana, blues and folk music. The mixture of acoustic instruments with sultry melodies and harmonies create a sound that can be described as Dark Folk. The duo is set to release more music in the upcoming year.
From a small California town, where the scenery featured tumbleweeds blowing past, Crystal Jurado dreamed of escaping. She found that escape a mere 20 miles away while teaching herself guitar between classes at college. Songwriting and performing helped her crack her shell and she hasn’t stopped since. From headlining solo shows to fronting a handful of bands, Crystal has had her way with stages ranging from house parties to legendary venues, and considers every performance an honor to play. Crystal is inspired by Portishead, Anna Calvi and Jeff Buckley, among many other artists spanning all genres. This wide range of influence is evidenced in her musical style, where you will find gutsy songs musing the mysteries of life sidled up alongside dark and sinuous ballads. She has been described as “mainstream enough for a broad audience, funky enough to attract non-conformists; and enough anguish to keep anyone’s attention”. With her unending drive to try every instrument and style out there (Se7en The Musical, anyone???), Crystal is bound to infect audiences with her inventive spirit and captivating songwriting.
Since first emerging on the Philadelphia folk scene in 2005, singer-songwriter Chelsea Mitchell has become known for powerful vocals and raw lyrical honesty. Her wide repertoire reflects many styles and eras, but most listeners compare her clear, expressive voice to songbirds of the seventies – namely, Joni Mitchell (no relation).
Peter Joseph, Mitchell’s musical partner, complements live performances with banjo, melodica, and electric guitar. Together they will release “Married in the Aviary,” a new EP for the spring of 2013.
“Coupled with the fearless artistry of Kate Bush and the melodic openness of Annie Lennox, Lily Virginia sweeps into our ears … Her video to ‘Yuriko’ characterizes an uncompromising spirit moving around psychedelic animations and whirling textures.” MIKE LEVINE – The Deli Magazine NYC (@Goldnuggets)
Her delicately powerful voice and carefully crafted lyrics hold a strength in their raw vulnerability. With influences as varied as Florence + the Machine to Bon Iver, Fleetwood Mac to the Pixies, Lily Virginia plays her own brand of alternative folkpop, bringing together americana, rock and pop to create an experience where each song can exist on its own. An accomplished songwriter, she recently completed the 2013 NYC BMI Songwriters Workshop in NYC and has had her music placed in film and on major network TV (ABC).
Jesse Merandy of The Breakneck Boys
Imagine hiking to the top of a mountain ridge, full moon above, cool summer air moving through the trees. Ahead in a clearing you notice a camp fire and hear music rising into the night with the flames. As you move closer you see musicians around the fire picking and howling as if it were their last night on Earth. They notice your approach and motion for you to join them. You have a seat next to the fire as the music plays on; it is like nothing you have ever heard before, yet it sounds so familiar. The voices of Jack Johnson and Janis Joplin, Bill Withers and Bob Marley, Ralph Stanley and the Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters and Marvin Gaye, Dylan and Django, the songs move through you as you ponder the constellations, the road you have traveled, and the journeys ahead. After each song ends everyone pauses to laugh, hearts full, and only the question of “what comes next?” left to ponder. In that moment, one of the players turns to you, smiles, and asks, “Well friend, what would like to hear?”
Ashley Noel Jones
Ashley Noel Jones. An actor and singer-songwriter living in the great state of New York, in the best city of New York City, in the coolest, most bearded borough Brooklyn, by way of South Carolina. She’s spent her entire life singing, but for several years, just chilling in the back with her own sound and allowing herself to sing other folks’ songs. And then one day, after about 10 years of having a second hand guitar, she sat down, and determined that she would learn to play it.
And she did. And then she wrote some songs. And dragged her guitar around the streets of NYC.
Joshua Garcia Music
Joshua Garcia is a Folk-Singer-Songwriter whose music and writing style draw from the influences of his musical heroes Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Johnny Cash. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Joshua now resides in Brooklyn, New York.
A talented acoustic trio consisting of the beautiful Emily Drinker, Andrew Bednarek Napoli, and Ryan Lutz. Let the harmonies flow through you!
Shannon Pelcher Rao
With nods to Tin Pan Alley, 1960s folk and experimental acoustic, Shannon Pelcher has one foot dipped in the jazz world and the other planted in singer/songwriter storytelling traditions. Her dreamlike lyrics and lilting vocals are backed by elegantly deft guitar playing, and her sound is both vintage and contemporary, influenced as much by John Coltrane as it is by PJ Harvey.