When: Friday, August 17th Where: The Stone Church 4225 W. 5th St. Tulsa, 74127 Time: Doors open 6:30pm and show starts 7pm. Suggested Donation: $18 at the door and DOS, $15 in advance through paypal. Click button below to make donation through paypal. RSVP required, as seating is limited. Your paypal donation will serve as your RSVP. If you are going to donate at the door, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Food: We would appreciate any contribution of food for this show. Just finger foods. Thanks. It takes a village, right? BYOB
Emily Elbert - Here And Now - 10/23/2017 - Paste Studios, New York, NY
Emily Elbert - What's Going On (Marvin Gaye cover live at Studio Delux)
Bio Emily Elbert weaves together a soul-folk blend of introspection, celebration, and progressive perspective. With a global, D.I.Y. spirit, she has carried her music around the world, playing over a thousand independent shows from Peru to Palestine. Anchored by what L.A. Weekly calls a "smartly funky groove" with "sly words in artful arrangements,” the publication notes, "Elbert would be considered remarkable just for her guitar playing, which segues from hard-edged funk and blues to more gently subtle jazz intricacy. But she’s an equally adept vocalist, weaving her soulful phrasing nimbly within the rhythms of her guitar chords.” Emily has independently released four albums, and several singles, including 2017's protest-rocker "True Power."
In addition to her work as a solo artist, Emily has contributed her voice and guitar to projects ranging from local California bands to Grammy-winning international acts. Recently, she spent a year touring as a member of Esperanza Spalding’s experimental music and theater project, “Emily’s D+Evolution.” The group recorded an album to wide critical acclaim, and played shows ranging from the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to the Sydney Opera House. She also lent her vocals to Dweezil Zappa’s latest record, "Via Zammata," co-wrote Bruno Major's viral hit "Easily," and has been a guest member in the band of Phish’s Mike Gordon.
Solo, Emily has used her music as a platform to raise funds and awareness for humanitarian and environmental efforts, attracted more than 2 million YouTube views, and opened for artists like G. Love & Special Sauce, Emily King, Leon Russell, Victor Wooten, Moonchild, and Richie Havens. Her work has garnered praise from publications like the Washington Post, Utne Reader, and Glamour Magazine, and won awards in the U.S. and U.K.. Her fifth album, "We Who Believe in Freedom," will be released in fall 2018. Through authentic song sharing, she strives for a deepening sense of human and spiritual connection that is accessible to all.
Thanks to Falling James Moreland at L.A. Weekly for the great piece promoting this week's Hotel Cafe show:
"Emily Elbert would be considered remarkable just for her guitar playing, which segues from hard-edged funk and blues to more gently subtle jazz intricacy. But she’s an equally adept vocalist, weaving her soulful phrasing nimbly within the rhythms and “the silence in the space between the notes” of her guitar chords. The local singer tries to reconcile the opposing worlds of creationism and evolution in three succinct lines from the title track of her Evolve EP: 'There’s a force that brings us together/It’s the same one that created us all/And now the point is to evolve.' "
"Nightbird"- Miss Brown To You
"The Lonesome Blues"- Miss Brown To You
Miss Brown To You Mary Reynolds & Louise Goldberg
A folk ballad from the misty hills of Kentucky. A sophisticated jazz standard, heard through a New York doorway. Steamy blues from New Orleans, circa 1920. A swinging two step at the dance hall, where Bob Wills is on the stand. A samba igniting the hills of Rio de Janeiro. Colorful original songs.
These musicians perform with passion and humor and total commitment to the emotional power of the music they love. Miss Brown to You refuses to be confined to one style, one period. Instead they prefer to expand the horizon of every genre they play, even while upholding the traditions of the musicians that have inspired them in the past. The musicians that make up Miss Brown to You are capable of an eclectic abandon that few other bands attempt, and they are looking for an audience that appreciates a broad palate of musical colors.
“Louise Goldberg is a superb pianist, whose deft and subtle playing is the perfect accompanist…” Scott Aycock, KWGS Folk Salad
“…not only an astonishingly accomplished musician, multi-instrumentalist, and performer, she is a gifted composer and song writer as well.” John Hadley, Tree International
“…terrific pianist…” Larry Laneer, The Oklahoman
“Her voice is a clarion call, a beautiful & controlled birdsong.” Thomas Conner, Tulsa World
“I’ve printed it before, I’ll print it again: Mary Reynolds has the most beautiful voice in the world. A fixture on many stages, her pipes ring like the bells of heaven… stopping the main-stage show Thursday night as part of the all-star band singing ‘I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You’…” Thomas Conner, Tulsa World
“It’s no secret that where Mary Reynolds & Louise Goldberg come from, jazz, blues and folk music have always shared equal space. Those influences are front and center on songs that allow Goldberg’s piano and Reynolds’ voice to shine. Reynolds & Goldberg…connect so effortlessly that you feel like you are are hearing a singular voice. …this recording is a tour de force of interpretative genius.” Greg Johnson, KOSU For The Sake Of The Song
“I can’t think of anyone who interprets other great songwriter’s songs better than Mary Reynolds and Louise Goldberg. They can take a song that has been covered by the best and pull the strongest elements from all of them, and then inhabit the song in such a way that it transcends all the others. They are that good!” Scott Aycock, KWGS Folk Salad
Upcoming House Concerts: Grant Peeples with Chris Lee Becker opeining July 20 Kim Richey with Monica Taylor and Travis Fite July 25th. (This show is a partnership with between Vox Pop Tulsa and House Concerts Unlimited) Emily Elbert with Miss Brown To You, Aug. 17th Sarah Jane Scouten, September 13th Ben Reel, on a co-bill with Tommy Womack, September 27th Details will come.