Annie Keating (Album Release Show w/ Full Band), Liah Alonso

Annie Keating Record Release Show

Annie Keating (Album Release Show w/ Full Band)

Liah Alonso

Trina Hamlin

Thu, February 7, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

***Tickets will be available at the door for $15***

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Annie Keating (Album Release Show w/ Full Band) - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Annie Keating (Album Release Show w/ Full Band)
Lucinda Williams, John Prine. Allison Krauss. Willie Nelson. Gillian Welch. Bonnie Raitt. Emmy Lou Harris. Patty Griffin. This is a short list of the musicians Annie Keating has been compared to over the last 10 years. With her 6th album, Make Believing, Keating proves herself all the more more worthy of that list, releasing her strongest album to date. The songs on this record are tender, raucous and raw, all of them shot through with intelligence, feeling and a rich, wide acoustic sound. Keating, who picked up a guitar at age 12, taught herself a few chords and never stopped playing, writes and sings like a woman who knows deep down that heartache is the price of hope, and she can make us believe - in that way that only the best artists can - that all of it is worth the cost.

The band recorded this new album at Atomic Sound - a beautiful studio housed in a Fire House in Red Hook Brooklyn. Most of the record was tracked live over the course of a long weekend with the band (Trina Hamlin on harmonica, vocals and percussion, Chris Tarrow on guitars and steel, Chris Benelli on drums and Jason Mercer on bass and the occasional banjo lick), with minimal overdubbing to follow in one session with the Abrams Brothers (adding some tasty mandolin, fiddle and acoustic guitar parts to round things out) and Matt Keating (with a few brilliant touches of organ and piano in just the right spots). The album was co-produced by Keating and Jason Mercer (her long time collaborator, producer and bass player). Mercer, a Canadian musician who also tours with Ron Sexsmith, played and recorded for years with Ani DiFranco.

Talent spotted by BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris, Keating appeared live on the Bob Harris show in 2008 and has gone on to perform at leading national and international festivals including Take Root (the Netherlands), the Glasgow Americana Festival (Scotland), NXNE (Canada) and the Brooklyn Indie Music Fest. She has performed on the bill with John Haitt, Dan Bern, Bon Iver and other great songwriters. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, NYC.
This show promises to be a celebration of songs not to be missed.
Liah Alonso - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Liah Alonso
Liah Alonso is off on a musical journey of a lifetime and it starts Thursday night at The Littlefield!

The fun and fabulous Liah Alonso (of Left On Red) will be playing one night only at The Littlefield in Brooklyn in celebration of her upcoming artistic voyage to Brazil. Although Alonso has not fully elaborated on details of her expedition, she has announced that she will be traveling to South America to collaborate with other musical artists and to shoot a pilot for a television series she has created.

Mexi-Jewish Amazonian Princess, Liah Alonso wields her guitar wherever she goes and lights up the room with her smile. Her memorable lyrics and catchy melodies evoke a twisted loveliness you can’t help but love. Although she has been known to write a fierce and tear-jerking break-up song now and again, she much prefers to portray the more silly side of life with songs like “The High Heel Blues”, “Self-Help Guru Goddess” and “SeaHorses In The City”. Liah has been touring and recording albums for 4 years with her band, “Left On Red” and has shared the stage with such artists as Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) and Jackson Browne.
Trina Hamlin - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Trina Hamlin
Trina Hamlin combines gentle understanding with raw emotion in a way that is, quite simply, captivating from the first note.

With a rich, powerful voice, Hamlin reveals a rare confluence of Midwestern innocence, contemplative focus, and raw passion while adding a disarmingly sharp wit in her stage banter. She seamlessly moves from guitar to piano with self accompaniment on harmonica leaving many who have seen her wondering what she can't do.

Regarded as one of the best harmonica players around, she presents a driving, sensuous rhythm in her performance reawakening audiences to the art of the instrument.

In the current climate of "sounds like" artists and "heard it before" lyrics, Trina offers an intelligent and refreshing musical experience. Her unique combination of ballads, folk-rock and blues has earned her a steady national following. Trina tours full-time throughout the US and Europe. Additionally, she is a much sought after harmonica player and percussionist, accompanying numerous nationally recognized singer/songwriters in the studio and live on stage.

Having earned a degree in professional music from Berklee College in Boston, she graduated to the club scene in New York City with the band Blue Leaves, and has gone on to write and co-produce five albums of her own. Trina was chosen as one of the "most wanted new artists" at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and has performed to a sold out crowd at the Newport Folk Festival in the company of Ani Di Franco, Dar Williams, and The Indigo Girls. She's performed on The Late Show with Conan O'Brien, has had her music chosen as a backdrop for the CBS TV movie Friends at Last, as well as the WB's series Dawson's Creek. Her songs have also been featured on Bravo's "Tale Lights", Lifetime's "The Things We Do For Love", MTV's "Real World",. as well as ABC Family's "Beautiful People." In addition, Trina has shared the stage with Taj Majal, Charlie Musslewhite, John Hiatt and Ricki Lee Jones, to name a few..

With unapologetic emotional freedom, Trina's songs have the unique power to mirror and evoke the obvious and unspoken realities of life and being in love.