Sunset Music Series 2014 #2
Joe Firstman & The Cordovas with Anna Laube
June 18, 2014 - WEDNESDAY 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Joe Firstman (Charlotte, NC) - bought an $18 cross-country Greyhound ticket from his home in North Carolina to Los Angeles, arriving with a beat-up guitar and head full of songs. He quickly found the big stage. It all happened quickly: first came the big Hollywood gigs, then the industry buzz, then the big deal with Atlantic Records and national tours with big rock stars like Sheryl Crow, Jewel, and Willie Nelson.
When the world stopped spinning, he'd landed a regular gig as the bandleader on the "Last Call with Carson Daly" show. For four years, this was his university playing and writing songs in whatever style the show's musical guests played and learning how to engage a studio audience, day in and day out. Firstman released his 7th studio album, "Swear It Was A Dream," on September 6, 2011. The album featured 10 new songs written and recorded over the previous year in studios in Charleston, SC, Mexico, Los Angeles, and Nashville. Of the album, Firstman shared, "You can really feel the year in the record, you can feel the whole journey in there and it's my best piece. It's my best thing thus far."
As Firstman was wrapping up "Swear It Was A Dream" in Nashville, he formed a new band with longtime friends and collaborators Jaron Lowenstein, Toby Weaver, and John Lloyd, dubbed "Cordovas." Their debut, self-titled, album features all new songs written and produced by Firstman in his first efforts at writing for a full-band and three part harmonies. On September 3, 2011, The Cordovas launched their first US Tour, featuring a solo Firstman as the supporting act.
Cordovas (Nashville, TN) - American Rock n Roll
Anna Laube - (Madison, WI) -
Fresh off her first European tour, Anna Laube is back with a new song entitled "Oh My! (Oh Me Oh Me Oh My)." Centered around a killer vocal arrangement and the signature blues/rock keys of The Rolling Stones' Chuck Leavell, this song draws upon Ms. Laube's love of early rock 'n roll: innocent lyrics, a vocal style reminiscent of some of the classic "girl groups," and a vibe like chilled-out Elvis.
"Her voice is an alluringly warm, friendly instrumentsweet without becoming cloying, tender and heartfelt and rich," writes Todd Lavoie of the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
East Side Club of Madison (View)
3735 Monona Drive
Madison, WI 53714
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|