Ari&Mia and Roger Street Friedman In Concert at the Creative Arts Studio
We are very excited to bring you this second annual concert performance by this fabulously talented family. Last Novembers show was standing room only and received rave reviews. They will each perform a 45 minute set and there may be some special guests... Join us again for a very special evening!
Ari & Mia, Boston's Americana sister act, reference the traditions of Southern and Northeastern fiddle music and the early American songbook to create a realm where their own compositions cross paths with older traditions. Their stylish and sophisticated music honors the sounds of Appalachian cottages, rural dance floors, and urban concert halls. Combine this with their innovative approach to song and tune-writing and the result is a fresh and contemporary sound.
Ari & Mia "blend a traditional rootsy grounding with a clear background of classical training. Their own works are soothing and fresh, tasteful and accomplished. This duo is taking the classical study of a conservatory program and bringing it alive in folk touring circles,' says SingOut! Magazine.
Both sisters studied at Boston's New England Conservatory in its cutting edge Contemporary Improvisation department. Their album, Unruly Heart, ranked high on the national folk radio charts for 2011 and Mia's song "Across the Water," won the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the folk category. Land on Shore, their newest album, was released in May 2013 to critical acclaim.
Seven years ago when Roger Street Friedman(Ari & Mia's Uncle) and his wife found out that she was pregnant with their first child, he was struck with a creative realization. After many years outside of the music industry it hit him that music is what he should be pursuing full time. He started writing and performing in and around Brooklyn and in January of 2014 released his acclaimed debut "The Waiting Sky".
His songs have been widely played on Americana and Roots Radio stations throughout the country and he's been featured on USA Today, CMT, American Songwriter and Relix Online to name just a few. He has been featured on John Platt's "The Sunday Breakfast" on WFUV in New York, on Jimmy Buff's morning drive on WDST and on Jack's Cafe with Jack Baldwin on WCAP in Lowell, MA.
He and his band, which includes Sea Cliff guitar master Frank Ferrara and Virtuoso Bassist Matt Schneider and Drum legend Jim Toscano, have played on many storied stages, at festivals and recently opened for the legendary Los Lobos.
Of "The Waiting Sky" John Apice from No Depression writes: "These songs are like buttons on a shirt that hold it closed against the wind, holding all the memories in your chest, in your heart.
Ryan Smith of "The Direct Buzz" says; "True artistic beauty can't be forced or fabricated. It requires authentic inspiration and dedication from an artist to see his or her vision come into fruition. Roger Street Friedman's debut solo album "The Waiting Sky" exemplifies this."
Friedman's aesthetic is a diverse blend of folk, blues, R&B, rock n' roll, and country. He's been favorably compared to Jackson Browne, Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and Joan Armatrading. His songwriting is concise and powerfully introspective. Backed by his phenomenal band, his live shows, while rockin', are at the same time intimate, and filled with warmth.
The Creative Arts Studio of Sea Cliff (View)
256 Sea Cliff Ave
Sea Cliff, NY 11579
|Minimum Age: 7|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|