Annie Keating (Album Release Show w/ Full Band)

Annie Keating (Album Release Show w/ Full Band)

Trina Hamlin, Brooklyn Youth Chorus Young Men's Ensemble (ft. soloist Natalie Hawkins), Jan Bell & the Maybelles

Fri, January 30, 2015

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

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

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Annie Keating (Album Release Show w/ Full Band) - (Set time: 8:45 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.
Trina Hamlin - (Set time: 8:00 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.
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Young Men's Ensemble (ft. soloist Natalie Hawkins) - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Young Men's Ensemble (ft. soloist Natalie Hawkins)
Now in its 23rd season, the Grammy® Award‐winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus, under the direction of Founder & Artistic Director Dianne Berkun-Menaker is reinventing the artistic role of a youth chorus by commissioning and presenting daring new works and by collaborating with some of the most celebrated composers and artists of our time.

Since its launch in 2008, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Men’s Ensemble has performed in the country's most prestigious venues including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Barclay's Center, and such festivals as the Ecstatic Music and Shinnyo Lantern Floating festivals with world-renowned artists including Barbra Streisand, Colin Stetson, and Elton John, and in front of President Obama at the official ceremony commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11.

The Ensemble, made up of members ages 12-18, captivates audiences from across the country with exciting repertoire and songs ranging from classical to jazz and hip-hop. They are delighted to perform with Brooklyn Youth Chorus soloist Natalie Hawkins at Annie Keating's CD release party at Littlefield!
Jan Bell & the Maybelles - (Set time: 10:45 PM)
THE MAYBELLES play harmony driven Anglo-Americana including award winning songs by band leader Jan Bell, who grew up in northern England.
The Maybelles have opened the show for Emmylou Harris, Odetta, Wanda Jackson, Jolie Holland, Steve Earle, and are thrilled to play a show with Annie Keating tonight. Violinist Rima Fand, Upright bass Tina Lama, and Philippa Thompson on fiddle, mandolin and the saw.
Four Star reviews in The Nashville Scene, Americana UK, Toronto Star, 3rd Coast Music, Maverick UK, Rock n Reel UK, fRoots, Sing Out!
Their latest album 'Dream of the Miner's Child' produced by Jason Mercer was nominated Best Concept Album Independent Music Awards.
"Up tempo, soulful country' Recommended Time Out NY
"An EXPERT BAND ! Celtic tinged, Appalachian influenced repertoire.... Gorgeous" Village Voice Choices