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Elysian Fields - Transience Of Life7pm doors
We are proud to present a free show to a limited audience by RSVP only. A tour kickoff for our new album played in an electronic setting with projections by Laurie Olinder and special guests.
No walkups, please. And in accordance with the health authorities, you must have your vaccinations and bring your vaxx card! Thank you for that!
Please contact [email protected] for your place on our guest list.
Spencer Murphy's 'Grass'7:30 doors, 8pm showSpencer Murphy presents GRASSfeaturing Thomas Bartlett, Oren Bloedow, Taja Cheek, Ben Chapoteau-Katz, and Craig WeinribMade possible by a grant from the New York Foundation for the ArtsSOLD OUT! sorry
Martin Nevin / TBA7:30 doors, 8pm show
Hanksgiving!7:30 pm, two sets Tickets $15 online/ $18.00 at the door
As per NYC law, vaccination proof required for entry. Please don't forget your vaccine card or Excelsior pass!
Please join us for our return to programming with this annual tradition! To come back together over Thanksgiving weekend, hopefully with pie, and most importantly each other, will be a celebration indeed. Hosted by Rachel Swaner & Oren Bloedow and featuring returning champions Ali Dineen and Gustavo Rodriguez, with Ivy Meissner, Charlie Burnham and musical backing by the Thriftin’ Cowboys: Raphael McGregor, Jared Engel, Dana Lyn and Felix Slim.
Tickets $18 online/ $20.00 at the door.
Lau Noah and Lucas Delgado7:30 doors, 8pm show
$10.00 suggested donation. proof of vaccination required
Lau Noah (1994) is a Catalan self-taught composer, multi-instrumentalist and artist based in New York City.
Praised by distinguished musicians for the astounding counterpoint work, her unique approach to music composition has made her a sought after act for workshops and master-classes for several music conservatories and universities all over the world. In February 2019 Noah performed a Tiny Desk Concert making her the first Catalan to ever perform in the prestigious series.
Lucas Delgado (1996) is a Barcelona (Spain) based pianist and composer who is about to release his second original studio album recorded live with fellow Barcelona promising musicians; trombonist and singer Rita Payés and bassist Juan Pastor. With his debut original album “La Punta de L’Iceberg”, in addition to receiving great recognition at the state levelm, has come to captivate the attention of the prestigious Japanese label INPARTMAINT INC, with whom they have released an exclusive edition of the album for the Japanese market.Furthermore, he has been involved with some of the most prodigious artists in the country such as Carles Dénia, Aleix Tobias, Alfonso Vilallonga or Sílvia Pérez Cruz.
Carrie Furniss/ Katie Martucci/ Damon Smith Dec 27:30 Door 8pm Show
$10.00 donation suggested. proof of vaccination required
Katie Martucci is a tall lady who likes to sing, write, and play guitar. Since graduating from the New England Conservatory in 2016, Katie has toured the US with her trio The Ladles, founded the Tucci Swing Orchestra, released several solo recordings, and scored the National Geographic film ‘Glen Canyon Rediscovered’. Her forthcoming EP, ‘Note To Self’ explores the world of what is left unsaid in relationships and celebrates the bravery in breaking old silences. Tonight she is joined by Jacob Matheus (guitar) and Christian Cepeda (bass).
Carrie Furniss is a vocalist, songwriter, synth player, and improviser based in Ridgewood, Queens. After cutting her teeth in active bands like Pleaser and Dressage and dead bands like Birthing Hips (RIP), her first solo record entitled “Bitter and Sweet” was released on Topos Press on 11/26/21. On this record, the worlds of bedroom pop, improvisation, synthesizers, experimental music, and her tongue-in-cheek lyrics collide to make one big fun mess.
Damon Smith is a pianist, songwriter, and improviser based in New York City. He’s a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and performs as a sideman and performer with the legendary “Losers Lounge” series at Joe’s Pub (2014 onward). He’s played his original music at Highline Ballroom, the Knitting Factory, CBGB’s, and Webster Hall, and as a sideman in festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Zappanale. His debut solo album, “Intimate Machinery,” came out on ERASED! tapes in December 2017. His second album “God of the Grid” came out in March 2019, which prompted NPR’s Here and Now to state, “excited for what he has next.” The “River of Regret” EP followed in November 2020.
Havaquinho / Yotoco Dec 37:30 Door 8pm Show
$10.00 suggested donation
proof of vaccination required
Havaquinho ( a play on Cavaquinho, the Brazilian Ukulele, and Guitarra Havaiana, the Portuguese name for Lap Steel) performs Brazilian music with a Hawaiian twist. Featuring the talents of Mike Lavalle (Cavaquinho/Bass), James Shipp (Vibes/Keys/Percussion) and Raphael McGregor (Steel Guitars/Percussion) Havaquinho presents a fresh perspective on Forro, Choro, and Hawaiian music with fluid improvisations, instrument switches, and inventive re-imaginings of the classic repertoire.Yotoco is a NYC-based band that plays original Latin-American music. Yotoco draws from the traditions of Cuban Rumba and Son, Colombian Cumbia and Puerto Rican Jibaro Music and Plena to create something unique and danceable. Sebastian Lopez – bass and voice; Natalia Perez – Guiro, Clave and Voice; Gabo Tomassini – Congas; Ruben Coca (guest) – drum kit and Geovani Caldero – Puerto Rican Cuatro.
Elanor Moss/ Will Stratton/ Lowpines7:30 Door 8pm Show
$5.00 at the door!
proof of vaccination requiredLowpinesLowpines is the recording name of songwriter and producer Oli Deakin. Originally from the Lake District in the U.K. and now based in Brooklyn, Oli has released several records under the Lowpines moniker to much acclaim, and has produced records for several new artists including CMAT and Elanor Moss. His work has been heard across UK and US radio, and has also featured in TV shows including Bones, Pretty Little Liars and Bojack Horseman.
“poised and mysterious as it contemplates oblivion” The New York Times
“a compelling listen ” No Depression
“weighty and wonderful” GoldflakepaintWill Stratton
Will Stratton (b. 1987, Woodland, California) is an American musician living in Beacon, New York. His seventh album is The Changing Wilderness, released on May 7th, 2021.
“I was stunned when I heard it, it’s such a beautiful album…the guitar playing is exquisite.”- Elton John, Rocket Hour on Apple Music
“An understated delight, Will Stratton’s sixth album is beautifully written, beautifully played, and beautifully arranged, its gorgeous, cosseting sound masking a series of deeply uneasy songs in which even the most personal moments feel tainted by paranoia brought on by global events. ”- Alexis Petridis, The Guardian’s “Best Albums of 2021 So Far”Elanor Moss
London-based alt folk songwriter Elanor Moss cut her teeth on the open mic circuit in York, U.K whilst studying an undergraduate in English Literature. Her dreamlike songs investigate themes of trauma, loss, recovery, and memory and employ a storytelling akin to Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, and contemporary artists such as Phoebe Bridgers and Sharon van Etten.
Love, obsession, cruelty, tenderness, violence: London-based Elanor Moss feels this all and delivers it with a soft kind of intensity in her songwriting. Heartbreak is underlined by mercy, forgiveness is found from within, and the bars and streets of York are the stage where it all plays out.
Set to release her debut EP in February 2022, Elanor Moss will also be accompanying Benjamin Francis Leftwich on her first UK Tour.
Wendy Eisenberg/ Amanda Ekery7:30 Door 8pm Show
$10.00 donation suggested
proof of vaccination requiredWendy Eisenberg’s solo set will be featuring songs that are a meditation on work and love – how they intersect, how they interact with each other, how they drain, how they rehabilitate. It seems fitting for this meditation to take place on an instrument that is relatively foreign to Wendy; distance can offer perspective.Some (more) Short Songs is Amanda Ekery’s (voice) third release, is produced by Sylvie Courvoisier and was funded by Chamber Music America. The album highlights her whimsical avant jazz pop style and features Andrew Boudreau (piano), Wendy Eisenberg (guitar), David Leon (alto sax), and Lim Yang (bass).
Michael Mayo / Julia Easterlin Dec 107:30 Door 8pm Show
$10.00 suggested donation. proof of vaccination required
Julia EasterlinMichael Mayo is quickly becoming one of the foremost vocalists and vocal improvisers on the scene today. He began forging his musical identity long before he hit the stage. The son of two successful musicians, the Los Angeles native grew up just a little more than 20 feet from the likes of Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Earth Wind and Fire and Stevie Wonder. This proximity helped Michael create a musical path centered around the innovative elements of neo-soul, R&B and jazz. Since relocating to New York in 2017 he’s worked with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Kneebody, Gretchen Parlato, Nate Smith, Ben Wendel, Becca Stevens, and Theo Bleckmann among many others. His debut album Bones (released June 2021) takes its musical cue not from skeletal remains, as much as the foundation of a house, providing a firm base for Mayo’s flights to higher ground. Each of the songs represents a learning experience for Mayo, the building blocks — the “bones” that made him the person he is today. With Bones, Michael Mayo turns the ideas in his head into a full-fledged sonic universe that reflects an upbringing surrounded by music, and the freedom he has fought so hard to achieve in his work and life. Whether performing with a rhythm section, a full big band or alone with a looper pedal, Mayo’s honest vocal style commands the attention of listeners worldwide.
Julia Easterlin is an American singer, songwriter, loop artist and baritone ukulelist whose music draws from elements of world-beat, chamber-pop, folk and contemporary classical music. She has collaborated with artists Vieux Farka Touré, Bill T. Jones, Kris Bowers, Bobby McFerrin, among many others. She has also worked as a co-writer and contributing vocalist with Mason Jar Music for The New York Times. Her early work entails extensive use of a BOSS RC-50 loop pedal to compose and perform wide-ranging a’capella music for a single voice. She departed from this style briefly in 2015 with the release of Touristes, her collaborative project with Malian guitarist and singer Vieux Farka Touré. In 2017, Easterlin set her loop pedal aside indefinitely to release her first full-length solo album: an acoustic chamber-pop work Light of a Strange Day,under the moniker Hite. The album was produced by Shahzad Ismaily and Charles Van Kirk and released to critical acclaim. In 2019, Easterlin joined the touring ensemble for dream-pop artist Barrie as a bassist and background vocalist. She continues to work as a bassist and vocalist in addition to performing her own work.
For this Dec. 10 performance at The Owl, she’ll be joined by bassist Martin Nevin.
Opening The Gates7:30 doors
proof of vaccination required
Funded with the help of Brooklyn Council Arts, “Opening the Gates” is a project that narrates the stories of inspiring women throughout history with music. All the members of the band, a diverse group made up of only women, write and develop the music together, creating a storytelling format without musical pauses, where they connect and present all of the compositions with spoken-word narration. Both the music and the prose talk about the events and circumstances in which these brilliant women made a difference. Opening the Gates aspires to be an inspiration for young women, not only based on the content, but also by the presentation.
The band includes Amirtha Kidambi on voice, Kalia Vandever on Trombone, Charlotte Greve on alto saxophone, Endea Owens on bass, Lesley Mok on drums and Marta Sanchez on piano.
Isabel Crespo Pardo / Chase Elodia7:30 Door 8pm Show
$10.00 suggested donation. proof of vaccination requiredIsabel Crespo Pardo is an NYC-based latinx vocalist, composer, and improviser embracing creative music, experimental and chamber traditions to create poetic work. Drawing from the idea of music as the organization of people and ideas, they are interested in reimagining the construction of artistic spaces, and are committed to fostering collaborations devoid of oppressive dynamics. Crespo is inspired by Chabuca Granda, Ornette Coleman, Pauline Oliveros, and Kurtág, and their work is constantly evolving to reflect the intra/interpersonal spaces they inhabit.Chase Elodia is a drummer and composer based in Brooklyn, NY. He will be playing at the Owl with his quartet, featuring Claire Dickson on Voice, Tyrone Allen on Bass, and Julia Chen on keyboards. The band’s approach combines a collaborative and improvisational sensibility with an aesthetic orientation that has been nourished by singer-songwriters and electronic artists. The group recorded at the Bunker Studio in June 2021 and will be releasing an album on Biophilia Records in May 2022.
Martin Nevin / Vanisha-Arleen Gould7:30 doors, 8pm show
$10.00 suggested donation
proof of vaccine required
Martin Nevin is a Brooklyn-based composer and bassist. He has worked with notable artists such as Albert “Tootie”Heath, Greg Osby, Billy Hart, and Jason Moran. Martin’s debut album, Tenderness is Silent, was released in 2017. That same year, the American Composers Forum commissioned him to compose the song cycle, Scratch at the Same Table. Martin holds a B.M. from Manhattan School of Music and an M.A. from Columbia University. He will be joined byJoel Ross- vibraphone
Micah Thomas- piano
Vanisha Gould came to New York in 2015 from Simi Valley, California. Inspired by artists like Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, Carmen McRae and Ella Fitzgerald – Vanisha has successfully curated her own sound as a composer and band leader. Performing originals and music from the Great American Songbook on several groundbreaking stages both in New York and overseas, she aspires to continue sharing her voice with audiences in New York and beyond.
CANCELED Sheila Anozier/ Ali Dineen Dec 177:30 doors, 8pm show
proof of vaccination required
Sorry to say tonight’s show is another covid casualty.
Dear beloved friends and family, I am so sorry to say we have decided to cancel tonight’s show at the Owl out of an abundance of caution and concern over rising cases here in NYC. We will do this show sometime in the new year, hopefully when this wave has come and gone and it feels like a safer time. I will be going live on my instagram around 8PM to play a few tunes, if youre home and looking for some music!Sending light and love to you all and hope to see you sooner than later,Love,AliAli Dineen with Amy Carrigan & Oren BloedowAli Dineen is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Queens. She performs her original music regularly in New York City and across the so-called United States. Her lyrics are poetic and deeply personal, and highlight the intersections between personal experience, larger histories, and systems of power. Ali has performed at the Museum of Art and Design, the Caramoor American Roots Music Festival, the American Folk Art Museum, and the Brooklyn Folk Festival, and was awarded the Helene Wurlitzer Foundations Residency in Taos, New Mexico. She also works with local puppet troupe extraordinaire The Boxcutter Collective, and is part of a duet with the inimitable Feral Foster. Ali released her third album, Hold On, in 2020, and is currently working on a song cycle about Joan of Arc.Sheila Anozier with Rufus Cappadociasinger, dancer, choreographer, and visual artist, sheila anozier is a performer and artistic collaborator whose main focus and inspiration is the rich tradition of haitian art. her studies with master teacher pat hall and folklorist georges vilson, have guided her in integrating the modern with the ancestral traditions of her family and community. the joy that is released through her art has helped her and others express the intersection of cultures that is so important to the immigrant based communities that make up america. join sheila anozier and rufus cappadocia as they present songs of vodou: lan gran chimen – a repertoire of haitian folk & vodou songs
CANCELED: Tangled Up In Blue w guest Allegra Krieger7:30 doors, 8pm show
proof of vaccination required
Alas the Omicron variant has carried off our last remaining December booking, the long awaited return of Allegra Krieger to our stage and the premiere of our new series. Hope to see you in January / or at least soon.
The Owl’s TUIB series will focus on a single artist, with performances and conversation. Hosted by Owl operator Oren O’Blivion. Our inaugural guest will be Allegra Krieger.
CANCELED: An Howliday Extravanganza with Oren 0'Blivion, Elizabeth Ziman, Adam Minkoff, Charlie Burnham, Alec Spiegelman, Dandy McDowell (bot) and more! Dec 237:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation
SORRY ALL – we will try to bring this amazing roster of artists back to you soon for a different SAFE and unforgettable evening!
A night of original, cover and Yuletide songs – possibly including but not limited to cousin Doug Yule – with members of the Owl Family.
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