Annie Keating, Liah Alonso

Annie Keating Record Release Show

Annie Keating

Liah Alonso

Trina Hamlin and Natalia Zukerman

Thu, February 7, 2013

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

$10-$15

This event is 21 and over

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

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Annie Keating - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Annie Keating
New-York based singer/songwriter Annie Keating's fifth album, "For Keeps" is a keeper. Beautifully crafted songs combined with musical hooks and punches knock the listener right in the chest, making this album stand out as an instant classic. With refreshing honesty, grit and timelessness, Keating and her band of musical magic makers achieve a sound that is both complex and simple, new and vintage ... the first song gets it's hooks in you and after 12 tracks you just want MORE.

Lucky for New Yorkers, Keating and her band will launch this new album with an extended live CD release party at Littlefield in Brooklyn on Thursday, 2/7 at 8pm. This proves to be an incredible night of music, with other amazing female talents on the bill, including Trina Hamlin, Natalia Zuckerman and Liah Alonso (from Left on Red) and her band.
This brooklyn-based songwriter knows how to write and deliver beautiful songs with a magical earthly rich voice and arrangement that transfixes ... She has picked up a great (and well served) reputation over the course of her 4 previous albums, but here on ‘For Keeps’ it all comes into focus. No frills or posturing -- her sultry voice cuts straight to the heart. On her 5th album release, “For Keeps” Keating is at her best. She has arrived as an international songwriting tour de force.

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 (Netherlands), the Glasgow Americana Festival (Scotland), the NJ Folk Festival, NXNE in Canada, NEMO and MEANY music fests and the Mountain Stage NewSong finals. Keating has performed on the bill with the likes of John Haitt, Dan Bern, Anna Egge, Bon Iver, Hot Club of Cowtown, Anne Heaton, Boris McCutcheon and Shannon McNally.

Having grown up in Boston and taught herself to play guitar at age 12, Keating honed her craft at "The Underground" club in Providence, Rhode Island, while at Brown University. An activist and musician, she moved to New York City in 1992 playing music at night while advocating for civil liberties and social justice issues at various non profit jobs during the day.

As her activist work took over, Keating put music on the back burner, not getting seriously back into it until shortly after her first child was born. At that point, she says, "I wanted to be home and make music again." So she made my first record at 34 years old and 3 more albums after that. She feels like she's just getting started, "I wish I'd had the courage to begin recording and taking music seriously earlier ... I'm making up for lost time."

Keating is a late bloomer, but well worth the wait. She knows how to write and deliver beautifully crafted songs. She has picked up a great (and well deserved) reputation over the course of her 3 previous albums, but here on ‘Water Tower View’ it all comes into focus on an album that stands out as a superb example of contemporary roots music. No frills or posturing -- her sultry voice cuts straight to the heart. On her 4th album release, “Water Tower View” Keating is at her best. She has arrived as an international songwriting tour de force.

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 (Netherlands), the Glasgow Americana Festival (Scotland), the NJ Folk Festival, NXNE in Canada, NEMO and MEANY music fests and the Mountain Stage NewSong finals. Keating has performed on the bill with the likes of John Haitt, Dan Bern, Anna Egge, Bon Iver, Hot Club of Cowtown, Anne Heaton, Boris McCutcheon and Shannon McNally.
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.

ABOUT LIAH:
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 and Natalia Zukerman - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Trina Hamlin and Natalia Zukerman
ABOUT NATALIA ZUKERMAN
Natalia Zukerman grew up in New York City, studied art at Oberlin, worked in mural arts in San Francisco, began her songwriting career in Boston, and now resides, writes, plays and paints in Brooklyn NY. The daughter of Classical musicians Eugenia and Pinchas Zukerman, Natalia found her sound in other strings – those on slide guitar, lap steel, dobro. She found kinship in the earthiness and honesty of Folk, Bluegrass, Jazz and Blues music.

Zukerman released her first studio album Mortal Child in 2001. In 2003, Zukerman recorded her second album in Brooklyn at Headgear Studios (The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On The Radio). In 2006, Natalia collaborated with Melissa Ferrick to record “Only One” – a collection of home studio recordings fans cherish today for their intimacy. The album artwork featured a line drawing of Natalia done by New Yorker character artist Andy Friedman – one of the first inklings of Natalia tying in art with music. In 2008, Natalia collaborated with guitar hero Willy Porter who produced “Brand New Frame,” her first album on Porter’s label Weasel Records. Also in 2008, Natalia recorded and toured with “Daisycutter” a super group of fine instrumentalists from across the Folk circuit founded by standout fiddle player Sara Milonovich. In 2009, Zukerman teamed up with fellow songwriters Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton and Meg Hutchinson to form “Winterbloom.” Together they recorded “Winterbloom: Traditions Rearranged,” a series of original and traditional winter and holiday songs. Winterbloom continues to tour each December and play winter and summer festivals, most recently Lilith Fair. (www.winterbloom.com)

Zukerman is a professional guitar player and collaborator. She regularly records and tours with well known and respected musicians – including Catie Curtis, Janis Ian, Willy Porter and Susan Werner. She enjoys playing with diversely talented friends/colleagues. She has toured major Folk, Jazz, listening rooms, Rock clubs and theaters in almost every US state, and has performed at American and Canadian festivals including Lilith Fair, Philadelphia Folk Fest, Michigan Womyns Fest, Ottawa Folk & Blues Fests, Summerfolk Owen Sound, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Sisters Folk Festival, National Women’s Music Festival, and has toured overseas in The Netherlands, Germany and Japan.

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ABOUT 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.