Description: $10 adv / $12 day of show
Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk:
In a world where the gift of simply appreciating music seems to have been lost, it takes something extraordinary to capture the heart and the attention of listeners. Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk do just that. From captivating folk-?pop melodies to an authentic and energetic performance, you’ll get drawn in to the music and won’t be letting go anytime soon.
The band is fronted by songstress Lauren Mann who started playing live in and around Calgary in 2008. Shortly after, she began collaborating with local musicians and formed somewhat of a collective that became affectionately known as “Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk.”
At the end of 2010, Lauren decided to make her home the open road and began to pursue a full-?time music career. She released “Stories From Home,” a collection of songs that had been recorded over the past four years, and booked a 65-?day tour across Canada with shows in every province. Since then, Lauren and the collective of “Fairly Odd Folk” that have joined her on her journeys have developed a sound unlike anything else. In less than two years they’ve brought this sound and dynamic live show to audiences in every corner of North America, with over 375 tour dates and over 3400 albums sold.
Having just announced a signing to Wanderer Records, the group, now consisting of Lauren Mann (Lead vocals, piano, ukulele), Jay Christman (drums, guitar), Jessica Christman (bass, additional keys, BGV’s), and Zoltan Szoges (additional keys, percussion, glockenspiel), are excited to release their brand new album “Over Land and Sea” on April 9th 2013. “Over Land and Sea” was produced by Aaron Marsh (Copeland, Person L, Joshua Michael Robinson) in Lakeland, FL and illustrates Lauren’s gift of songwriting with a wide array of instrumentation, beautiful harmonies, and lyrics that tell of whimsical adventures.
Look for Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk on tour this spring in support of “Over Land and Sea,” and rediscover your love for music.
Eight years of writing, recording and touring around the world in punk rock bands might harden the soul of many a young musician, but for Marc Orrell the experience forged a musical maturity and sparked a longing for a more cultivated sound that would be closer to his heart. The kind of music he often went in search of late at night when the shows were over – the kind of music that made him wish his friends were all there, the kind of music that made him wish it wasn't last call.
With nearly a decade as a guitarist/multi-instrumentalist for Dropkick Murphys behind him, and a new gig with The Black Pacific in full swing in March 2012, Marc could still hear this other music calling him from the road. After a late night of drinking and jamming with lap steel enthusiast (and The Black Pacific bassist) Gavin Caswell, the idea for Wild Roses bloomed over a discussion about the sounds that they were influenced by and a musical trinity they sometimes referred to as “The three Rs” – the Rolling Stones, Replacements and Ryan Adams.
Once the hangovers had cleared, Marc and Gavin decided they didn't want this to be just another one of those brilliant plans formed in the dawn and forgotten by dusk. They searched Los Angeles to gather more “wild roses” and found them in the form of Evan Breese (drums) and Jazz Limbo (bass).
The newly formed caravan of four pledged an oath to spread their joy with tunes that they hope will leave a trail of spilled drinks, dancing and smiles through tears. Music to help stave off the loneliness and keep the demons at bay…Songs to listen to on that long drive home to your loved one.
Wild Roses’ music has been described as Americana, country-rock, alt-rock or just good old-fashioned rock ’n’ roll. Come and smell the roses, decide for yourself…
American Babies: Since 2007 American Babies has been the mouthpiece for Philadelphia based musician Tom Hamilton. After spending the early 2000s building a national fan base fronting the electro-rock band Brothers Past, releasing two critically acclaimed albums and averaging 150 shows a year, a change was in order. Hamilton looked to shed the electronic “bleeps-n-boops” production that had become his calling card and make an album that was loose, rolling and full of vibe.
Native Girl: NATIVE GIRL, Kate Earl, born Kate Joy Smithson, October 8, 1981 “Katie” to Charles and Pomposa Smithson in Chugiak, Alaska is a Filipino American singer-songwriter, now based in Los Angeles. Her debut album, Fate Is The Hunter, was released on May 10, 2005. She has garnered moderate airplay with her single, “Officer”. Kate’s music has been likened to that of Bjork, Joni Mitchell, and Fiona Apple. Her songs have a similar jazzy-soul feel and progression to them. However, Earl’s influences also trace back to her late father’s old warped wartime records. (Her song “Sweet Sixteen” seemingly incorporates a sample of one, cleverly used as a background instrument.) In this respect, she is more of a “throwback” artist. Katies parents Chuck and Pompi owned and operated the Circle S gas station on North Birchwood Loop Road, where she also worked. Thus, she became known as “the girl from the gas station.” During this time, Kate discovered music as a means of escaping her dreary, cold surroundings. Began playing piano when she was 4, sang in choir and at 14 became the first female worship leader at her hometown church Peters Creek Christian Center where she also received her entire education k-12, picked up guitar at 17 and left home for a missionary training program in michigan. Kate considered every major city but settled on Los Angeles because the of the pleasant climate. Earl moved to Los Angeles in 2004 to pursue her dream of being a musician. Within six months, she was signed by The Record Collection. Much of Fate is the Hunter is inspired by Earl’s late father, who died the day before her sixteenth birthday after a drawn out battle with cancer.