New York Communion October 2012
Communion returns to Union Hall, NY on Thursday, 4th October 2012 with another stellar lineup!
Trixie Whitley’s magnetic presence and stunning voice captivated audiences worldwide in 2010 and 2011 as she toured the world performing with Black Dub. During the Black Dub recording sessions, she also recorded her second EP, The Engine, featuring her own music, and began preparing to record her debut as a leader. In late 2011, she released Live at the Rockwood Music Hall, a 5 song EP of her solo performance recorded at Rockwood in New York City. She is currently finishing her first full-length record with musician/producer Thomas Bartlett (Antony & the Johnsons, Rufus & Martha Wainwright, the National, Grizzly Bear…) and engineer Pat Dilett (David Byrne, Lou Reed, Mary J. Blige…).
Pony Boy’s gravel-riddled tunes have been coined, “Junkyard Country,” with “smokey vocals that could rival Cat Power…channeling the romance of Patsy Cline, the blues of Gram Parsons and the balladry of Tom Waits.” The sound recalls a 1950′s nostalgia and Southern Gothic Soul. Channeling a myriad of influences from early blues to doom-wop, Pony Boy recorded her upcoming debut LP with producer John Would (Fiona Apple, Warren Zevon, Wanda Jackson) mostly in one-take performances between beers and Mexican food in Echo Park.
Amsterdam’s Moss released their 2nd album in 2009. It all started in the confinement of an English farm on the outskirts of London. Inspiration came in many forms. A live show by the Brian Jonestown Massacre set the tone. A conversation in a pub with a man who insures satellites for a living was food for thought. The energy and vibrancy of the streets of London filled their heads and Phoenix played constantly on the car stereo to and from the studio sessions. Back home some credit has to be given to the old bomb shelter in Amsterdam, where they set to work molding this collection of ideas into an intense, dark and driven sound. The band’s sound is hard to pin down, taking cues from a rich musical tapestry but always focusing on a finely honed song writing craft.
Elijah and The Moon
Elijah currently studies Studio Composition at SUNY Purchase’s Conservatory of Music. His music is heavily influenced by artists such as Fleet Foxes, Mumford and Sons, Bob Dylan, Noah And The Whale, Woody Guthrie, and many others. As a musician, his goal is to tell the story of human history and reflect the light shining from our current generations through his music. His brand new EP ‘As Tall As The Sun’ is the first chapter, focusing on strength of character, growth, and the ability to embrace change.
Doors: 7.30pm // Show: 8.00pm
Tickets: $12 adv. available here