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    Charlotte Cornfield, Taylor Ashton & Cole Kamen-Green Aug 3

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

       

     

    You free yourself when you take away the script,” says Toronto songwriter Charlotte Cornfield. “That’s where this record came from, dismantling patterns and embracing the process.” Cornfield’s third full length, The Shape of Your Name, came out on April 5, 2019 via Outside Music imprint Next Door Records. The critically acclaimed album, which has been nominated for the 2019 Polaris Prize, has a more honed studio sound than her scrappier 2016 release Future Snowbird, and for good reason: it was recorded in 5 different sessions over the course of 3 years. The songs are her strongest and most striking to date - contemplative and contemporary, funny and heart-wrenching - and they’ve got that stuck-in-your-head-for-days quality that Cornfield is known for. TheShape of Your Name features a star-studded cast of collaborators including (but not limited to) Grammy-winning engineer Shawn Everett, Broken Social Scene members Brendan Canning, Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin, and Montreal songwriter Leif Vollebekk.
     

    Born in the last year of the 1980s, Taylor Ashton grew up surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the old growth rainforests of Canada's west coast. His songs are inspired by the crooked primeval funk of traditional old-time music, the humor and heartbreak of Randy Newman, the cosmic emotionality of mid-career Joni Mitchell, and the sage vulnerability of Bill Withers. Somehow, he finds a way to make this all work on the clawhammer banjo. He spent most of late teens and early 20s as the frontman of Vancouver-based five-piece Fish & Bird, releasing four albums of heady progressive folk and gracing stages like the Winnipeg Folk fest, the Vancouver Folk Fest, and Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival. In the past few years he has increasingly spent his days in New York City. His most recent release finds him swapping songs with Grammy-nominated songwriter and guitarist Courtney Hartman, on the pair's 2018 duo album "Been On Your Side". The album is an acoustic, stripped-down affair, which Rolling Stone had to admit, "packs a punch in today's mainstream".

    Between other projects, Taylor has also written or co-written songs on albums by Boston's Laura Cortese, Brooklyn's Benjamin Lazar Davis, and Nashville's Rachel Baiman. And after well over a decade of varied and fruitful collaborations, Taylor is excited to finally release his debut solo recording in 2019. Keep your ears peeled...

    "Taylor Ashton has a rich, compelling voice" - Exclaim! magazine (Canada)

     

    On any given day you may find Cole Kamen-Green improvising in a small club in Brooklyn, circuit-bending a Speak And Spell, or arranging horn parts for pop stars.  He is a trumpet player, electronic musician, and composer living in NYC. Kamen-Green is currently involved with a variety of projects including indie band Cuddle Magic, the pop duo mmeadows with Kristin Slipp of Dirty Projectors, and  People’s Champs . He, along with The Superpowers Horns, arranged and recorded the horn parts for Beyonce Knowles’ two albums (and Beyonce.)  Cole will be presenting new solo pieces that feature sounds of choirs, drum machines, obscure synthesizers, soft brass, silence, and sampled city scapes. 



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