ARC IRIS (featuring Jocie Adams x-Low Anthem) TUESDAY NIGHT RESIDENCY with special guest DAN BLAKESLEE
Tuesday 2/17 - A NEW RESIDENCY BEGINS!
ARC IRIS (featuring Jocie Adams x-Low Anthem)
with special guest DAN BLAKESLEE
$10 advance / $10 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:00 show
Arc Iris crystallizes the evolution of composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Jocie Adams, a former core member of renowned indie-folk band The Low Anthem. This is a breakaway moment for Adams, who now takes center stage as composer, lyricist, and lead vocalist. Embracing her new role as auteur, Adams has created a genre-bending style that often shifts between cabaret-infused jazz, orchestral sophistication, grimy outlaw country, delicate and whimsical harmonies, and big-band exhilaration sometimes all in the same song. Hers is an all-together different world where fantastical whimsy goes hand in hand with down-to-earth grit, and where rigorous classical training inflects but never softens the visceral rawness of hard-won experience.
With a suitcase of songs, Maine folk troubadour Dan Blakeslee ventured into the subways of Boston in 1995 to practice his craft. He has been making music and art throughout New England ever since, leading him to tour the U.S. performing with The Low Anthem, David Wax Museum, The Lumineers, Liam Finn, Brown Bird, Joe Fletcher, Jonah Tolchin, Will Dailey, Death Vessel and Kimya Dawson. Dan is unafraid to bare his very soul on stage, emptying a loaded cache of emotion and passion onto the stage for all to witness, explore and devour. "There is a feeling of antiquity to the songs, which are written in a poetic language that could have been taken from Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" (Boston Globe).
Blakeslee has five albums under his belt including his most recent "Tatnic Tales" released May 10, 2011 (Peapod Recordings) which features his band The Calabash Club, Mike Effenberger (Piano), Nick Phaneuf (bass) and Jim Rudolf (drums).
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|