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Karlie Bruce, Tom Brosseau, Christy & Emily

Feb 12, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

| 8 in advance/$10 day of show

Karlie Bruce, Tom Brosseau, Christy & Emily

Wednesday Feb 12, 2014
8:00 PM
21 and over

$8 in advance/$10 day of show

Karlie Bruce

Tom Brosseau
Tom Brosseau is a folksinger and songwriter from Grand Forks North Dakota, who learned acoustic guitar from his grandmother Lillian Uglem. He has toured Japan, Canada, Portugal, UK, Iceland, Australia & more; performed in bars, backyards, grand halls, subways, theaters, old folks homes; exchanged songs and poetry with many talented folks, including Susan Orlean, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Patrick Marber, Bonnie Raitt and the late Sam Hinton. Now based in Los Angeles, Brosseau has been a featured member of John Reilly & Friends, a band rounded up by actor John C. Reilly and devoted to the eternal nature of American folk music. In 2011, Reilly and Brosseau recorded a 7″ vinyl single entitled John & Tom that was produced by Jack White for Third Man Records. Brosseau is touring for his new full length, Grass Punks (Crossbill Records), recorded and produced by Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek.

Christy and Emily
Experimental folk-pop duo Christy & Emily is comprised of Christy Edwards, a self- taught indie-rock guitarist and Emily Manzo, a classically trained pianist. The duo began writing music together after their band with Walter Martin of The Walkmen dissolved. Since their 2006 debut on The Social Registry, they have toured in the US and extensively in Europe. Their second record was made in Emily’s basement apartment and found itself on Robert Lloyd’s UK label, Big Print. In 2009 and 2011 they recorded two albums with producer Hans Joachim Irmler of Faust in the German countryside. At home in New York they have performed at Le Poisson Rouge, The Brooklyn Museum, The Knitting Factory, The Stone and Joe’s Pub, often collaborating with musicians from both rock and avant-garde classical worlds. Recently the duo has had the great honor to develop a concert with Brock Monroe of The Joshua Lightshow and perform with him throughout Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. They are also delighted to say that their music can be heard in the film, Nancy, Please (2012), directed by Andrew Seamans and winner of the World Narrative Competition at the Tribeca Film Festival. Over many years Christy & Emily have forged a songwriting style that melds haunting vocal harmonies with jagged guitar swells and vintage electric piano/organ dreaminess. For the latest album and tours, they have built up their sound by adding Peter Kerlin (Chris Forsyth, Source of Yellow) on bass and Kristin Mueller (Gloria Deluxe, Cynthia Hopkins) on drums. In their more subtle formation as a duo, Erik Satie’s First Gymnopédie does not feel out of place during a surprise appearance in their tune “Lover’s Talk.” “In Christy & Emily’s music, we find unconventional rockers with Brazilian baiao rhythms seated in a psychedelic netherworld, suicide ballads invoking the sordid tales in the Harry Smith Anthology and chords borrowed from Schumann and Liszt with a chorus that nods to Brian Wilson.” –Digital In Berlin


Feb 12, 2014
8:00 pm
8 in advance/$10 day of show


The Paper Box
17 Meadow Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206 United States
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