Adeline Hotel, Courtney Hartman & Alec Spiegelman Sept 19

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation



    Adeline Hotel is Dan Knishkowy and friends - described as "wonderfully ragged", Adeline Hotel is curious blend of adventure and nostalgia, drawing influence from Bert Jansch and Jim O'Rourke. The band is currently working on their 4th LP, "Solid Love".

    With her upcoming release, Ready Reckoner, Courtney Hartman provides the listener with a conduit for self-exploration—a factor that fulfills one of her greatest hopes in sharing the album with the world. “If you listen to any of these songs and step away feeling lifted or carried to a different place, that is a real and true honor,” she says. Born from purposeful self-examination, Ready Reckoner finds Hartman taking the helm as producer transforming her most private ruminations into songs both bracingly intimate and magnificently vast. In that process, the Loveland, Colorado-based artist worked in collaboration with co-producer Shahzad Ismaily (a multi-instrumentalist known for his work with Lou Reed and Tom Waits) and assembled a close-knit community of musicians, including guest appearances from Anais Mitchell and Bill Frisell. Recorded mainly at Figure8 in Brooklyn and mixed by Tucker Martine (Neko Case, My Morning Jacket), Ready Reckoner unfolds in extraordinarily detailed textures, a nuanced yet wholly unpredictable sound equally given to moments of hushed simplicity, improvisatory freedom, and flashes of symphonic splendor.

    Alec Spiegelman is a multi-instrumentalist/producer/songwriter in Brooklyn, NY.  He stays busy, as a member of Cuddle Magic (“the East Coast's coolest avant-pop group” - The New Yorker), as an in-demand woodwind player and arranger (on records by Okkervil River, Kevin Morby, Darlingside) and as a sympathetic collaborator with smart songwriters like Ana Egge, Jennifer Kimball, David Wax, Taylor Ashton, and Zoe Guigueno. He keeps up with the news, not for fun, but out of a sense of civic duty. And while concerned about our country, he is cautiously optimistic about the resiliency of our democratic institutions. You can expect songs about that, and girls, on his forthcoming debut solo album, and at this live solo performance, at which he will accompany himself with idiosyncratic finger-style guitar playing on his mother’s old Guild nylon-string.