Leroy Lee with Special Guest Jamey Geston
Friday, August 2nd at 8 pm, the Plaza Playhouse Theater is pleased to welcome Australian songsmith and acoustic guitarist, Leroy Lee to our stage. Opening for Leroy will be local favorite and equally talented musician, Jamey Geston, a shining and upcoming star.
Tickets are $15 General Admission and available online, at Curious Cup Bookstore (929 Linden Avenue) and at the theater box office.
Leroy Lee creates intimate and hypnotic, lamp-lit folk songs, drawing the listener into his unique world.From driving guitar riffs to intricate finger-picking melodies, Leroy is reminiscent of English folk legends like Nick Drake and Bert Jansch.
Leroy has spent the last few years traversing Australia performing with the likes of Glen Hansard (The Swell Season), Kaki King, Missy Higgins, Lior, Folk Uke, Steve Poltz, Joan As Policewoman and Jeff Lang.
His new EP "Arcadia" is an intuitive brew, weaving poetic metaphors around everyday experience, transporting us with intricate melodic textures ... surprising us with his turns of phrase and sonicly rich guitar landscapes - twisting and turning, leading us on an intimate journey of surprise and intrigue.
In the course of an evening, Leroy Lee creates a mosaic from details collected, fragments imagined and remembered, building sonic images that resonate and reverberate.
Jamey Geston is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist musician who plays guitar; acoustic/electric/bass, ukulele, mandolin and piano. Her music has an organic mix of indie, blended in a folksy beat, and flavored with pinch of acoustic pop. Performing most of her life, she started singing publicly at age four and playing guitar at age eight. She has performed at festivals, special charity events and showcases from Santa Barbara County to San Diego County to Arizona.
She started songwriting at eleven and has polished her writing skills and playing technique and continues to write and work on her music with both guitar and piano. In fall 2012, she was a finalist in Zoey's "Ones to Watch" Emerging Singer/Songwriter. Advancing to the finals made her the youngest contestant in the history of the 3 year competition. Zoey's Cafe in Ventura hosts a singer/songwriter competition in an open mic forum in front of industry judges.
Jamey's a self-described indie folksy sound influenced by artists like Ingrid Michelson, Colbie Caillat, but copared to Joni Mitchell, Regina Spektor, Laura Nyro and maybe a little Rickie Lee Jones." Other music influences are Elle Goulding, Bon Iver, NeverShoutNever, Edward Sheeran, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, and Foster The People.
Plaza Playhouse Theater (View)
4916 Carpinteria Avenue
Carpinteria, CA 93013
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