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Dear John Love Renee / Monica Pasqual and Her Handsome Brunettes
The Woodshed at Keith Holland Guitars
Los Gatos, CA
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Dear John Love Renee / Monica Pasqual and Her Handsome Brunettes
THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED
Tickets from the original performance date of Feb. 22 will be honored on March 15.

As blockbuster female acoustic rock band Blame Sally takes a creative break, guitarist and songwriter Renée Harcourt has teamed with New York transplant John McConnel to form "Dear John Love Renée."

More About 'Dear John Love Renee'

When two strangers from opposite sides of the country move into the same downtown Mill Valley apartment building, meet, and realize they both love wine, they both enjoy whiskey, and they're both a bit obsessed with songwriting, singing and playing guitar, a friendship is born and a duo is formed.

Renée Harcourt of Blame Sally fame, and New York City transplant John McConnel are "Dear John Love Renée," and together they deliver smart songwriting, tight harmonies and rootsy guitar picking all hovering in the Americana/Folk/Pop genre. Their sound has been compared to The Everly Brothers, Simon and Garfunkel and The Civil Wars. Sadly, things have not gone so smoothly for their feline family members, Dingo and Goobie, who seem to despise each other and fight almost daily.

"With snarkiness and sincerity, heaviness and humor, she shows off her prolific songwriting with a dozen originals that mine the vicissitudes of co-dependent relationships and explore the rough terrain of the broken heart."
Paul Liberatore, The Marin Independent Journal


More About "Monica Pasqual and the Handsome Brunettes"

After 13 years of playing, recording and touring, the band Blame Sally decided it might be time to take a bit of a rest. The last thing that pianist and songwriter Monica Pasqual expected was to find herself spearheading a new project, but then she met cellist Josh McClain and found the prospect somewhat irresistible. A recent transplant from the greater Chicago area, Josh McClain "wields his cello like a post-impressionists brush". Together Pasqual and McClain create a big, emotionally complex sound rich in dynamics, moving easily from quiet fragility to unrestrained propulsion. Monica's lyrics run the gambit from intense introspection to incisive social commentary, from lush romanticism to clear-eyed scrutiny. The two of them are often joined by percussionist, Pam Delgado and guitarist, Velvy Appleton. Pasqual is the winner of 6 Emmy Awards and several Independent Music Awards.

"You do not listen to Monica Pasqual's songs lightly. They stir you, they stab you, they create images of Spain and pain and joy and mountains and the Mediterranean and most importantly, of the contours of the human heart. Pasqual is best known as the soaring voice, crystal clear piano and modulated accordion in the band Blame Sally ... Of mixed American and Spanish heritage, she can mesmerize you in both languages. She knows how to craft lyrics that can simultaneously break your heart and sink permanently into your mind."
Patrick O'Heffernen, Vents Magazine

Location

The Woodshed at Keith Holland Guitars (View)
16905 Roberts Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95032
United States


Categories

Music > Americana
Music > Folk
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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