TIPPY CANOE with very special guest DB LEONARD
Friday 9/18 - Can't Help Falling In Love with Uke Tour
and special guest
$5 advance / $8 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:30 show
Originally from Baltimore and now based in sunny Oakland, songbird and solo uke-slinger, Tippy Canoe (Michele Kappel-Stone), made the switch from a 5-piece drum kit with the garage-pop princesses The Kirby Grips (Sympathy For The Record Industry), to a 4-stringed ukulele in 2003. Since then shes been on a mission to bring sincere uplift in a severely down-slanted era by spreading her hook-laden pop-meets-roots music.
On her debut full-length album, Parasols & Pekingese, released in 2008 on Late Bloomers Works and recorded with her full band the Paddlemen, Tippy Canoe shows off her enchanting and dynamic sound. Her voice is a mixture of the 60's girl group sound and classic country with its own quirky nature shining through. Her songwriting highlights a variety of influences ranging from 20's and 30's acts like The Boswell Sisters and Jack Teagarden, to 50's and 60's performers like Brenda Lee and The Chiffons, and catchy post-punk bands like Squeeze and Blondie.
DB LEONARD is a Singer and Parlor Guitar Player and a Teller of Tall Tales. His music has been classified as music noir, heavy in mood and imagery, with an emphasis on the spaces in between. It has been a near perfect match for the films it has accompanied as well as the listening rooms in which he has cast a web.
"DB Leonards work is served by a virtuoso understanding of the music in language. His songs, poetry, and fiction play off each other. Each is informed by an intuitive sense of texts roots in oral forms. Furthermore, the warmth and intelligence in his diverse body of work readily enables audiences of all kinds to experience the singing underneath, the singing deep within writing."
Lee Briccetti, Poets House, NYC
The Lizard Lounge
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|