New York City Women Who Rock.
New York City Women Who Rock.
The show will feature the diverse talent and styles of Bluestone 739, Lauren O'Brien, and Val Kinzler.
Each artist expresses female empowerment through their work.
Please join us for an enjoyable and inspirational evening!
Bluesy and Soulful, Val Kinzler,grew up in Queens, NY, with four brothers and was the only girl in her family. At 15, she joined an all girl rock band, The Sirens, playing at colleges and local venues, while studying jazz piano, and performing in theater productions.After studying acting, she enrolled at the Berklee College of Music. She later attended Queens College, majoring in music and minoring in theater. Soon after, Val joined the all female rock group, The Technical Virgins, exploring the music scene from punk, hard rock, metal, spoken word, glam, blues, and soul.Val has fronted the bands, ICU, Blue Lagoon, Technical Virgins, Validation, and been mentored by Sid Bernstein and Dr. John. She has been produced by Popa Chubby. Larry Russell, and Genya Raven.
In 1998 Val's song, Love Won't Break, placed in the top five of the Pop category in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. In 1999, the Martin Guitars Women In Music contest, awarded her a grant to attend a Duquesne University workshop. In 2013, Val won the Recording Artist Development (RAD) - Singer Songwriter Contest. Throughout her life, Val has taught music and created special events involving women in music.Her latest CD titled, Nothing Sacred About Hatred, is the culmination of years of songwriting. Val shares a lifetime of joy, pain, love, and loss in her lyrics.
Bluestone 739is all about renderingclassic old time American folk, bluegrass, and good time mountain music, with some original songs thrown in. We are often joined by other like-minded musicians who enjoy getting in on the fun.
Bluestone 739 takes its name from the blue stone quarried from the Appalachian mountains. Route 739 is the country road that goes past Hemlock Farms in Pennsylvania where we began playing music together.
Liz Taub, mandolin, fiddle and vocals, a.k.a. Violizzy, began her musical training in the NYC public schools. She's an eclectic performer who, in addition to Bluestone 739, currently plays with Mar Sala Band, The Moon Goddess Band, and the UN Symphony Orchestra. Check out her Facebook Violizzy page for more information.
Maren Swenson Waxenberg, ukulele and vocals, is an NEA Grant recipient who toured with The Plain People throughout the Midwest. She's appeared in NYC at the The Triad,Sidewalk, Hill Country BBQ, 78 Below, the Metropolitan Club, Caravan of Dreams, Greenwich Village Bistro, West End Lounge and Birdland.
Leah Wells, guitar, banjo, and vocals, is a frequent performer in the Tri-State Area with Bluestone 739, The Lineman Bluegrass band and Minetta Creek. She has designed preschool curricula for Head Start and other programs for over 10 years. Leah is also a singer-songwriter, educator, and an award-winning author of music books for children published since 2011. Hermemoir "On Another Note: Making Music at Head Start" waspublished in December of 2015.
The darling of all badasses, Lauren OBrien is alternative punk cabaret ... with a dash of comedy and spices of spoken word...for the new millenium! She is fierce, fearless, and a force to be reckoned with, according to MPress Records CEO, Rachael Sage. Lauren is constantly evolving. starting out as an actress, becoming a lyricist for the rock band PAO (featuring Janice Robinson and Emmy winner Fred Shehadi), fronting a band in the vein of Patti Smith, and writing and performing acoustic rock. Lauren has toured throughout the United States and Canada and played festivals such as NYCs CMJ, Howl! Fest, MEANY Fest, The Seaside Music Festival, The NY Funny Songs Festival and The Joys of Hemp Festival. Her two studio albums, Inconsequential Dream & Panic, earned her two New Century Music Awards. Lauren recorded an acoustic album and has performed with collaborator Mitch DiStefano. "Lauren OBrien takes her fans from the spoken word onto a circus ride through never never land, then kicks their rocknroll ass all over town before she heals them with love's cascade. If you hang out with her after the show, who knows where youll end up. - David Tanner GNYC
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Seating at Pangea is communal. Other guests may be seated at the table. There is a $20 per person food or beverage minimum at the tables. DINNER SEATING BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 6:30PM.
Please arrive one half hour prior to the show and allow additional time if you are planning to have a dinner.
Late arrivals will be seated at managements discretion.
178 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003