BECCA STEVENS TRIO with CHARMAINE LEE
Friday 5/27 - Moroccan dosed Psychedelic Dub Jazz Collective
BECCA STEVENS TRIO
w/ special guest CHARMAINE LEE
8:30 doors / 9:00 show
$12 advance / $15 at the door
Brooklyn based singer/composer/multi-instrumentalist Becca Stevens has already received copious praise from the likes of The New York Times, describing her as a best-kept secret and impressively absorbing. Tonight along with adventurous newcomer Charmaine Lee, Becca Stevens returns to the Lizard Lounge for an unpredictable evening of stellar musicianship.
North Carolina bred, Brooklyn based singer/composer/multi-instrumentalist Becca Stevens has already received copious praise from the likes of The New York Times, describing her as a best-kept secret and impressively absorbing. Drawing upon elements of pop, indie-rock, jazz, and traditional Appalachian folk, Stevens has been hailed by the press, her peers and fans alike for her unique ability to craft exquisitely understated compositions both for her own band, and for artists who run the gamut of genre from trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, singer José James to classical pianist Timo Andres. Fluent on guitar, ukulele, and charango, Stevens seamless arrangements embrace inventive textures and idiosyncratic melodic elements, communicated with immense warmth and effortless urgency through her pitch-perfect and inimitable vocals.
Stevens has toured the world with her band and has collaborated with the likes of: Brad Mehldau, Esperanza Spalding, Snarky Puppy, David Crosby, Jacob Collier, Alan Hampton, and many others. In April 2015, Perfect Animal, the highly anticipated follow up to Weightless (Sunnyside), produced by engineer Scott Solter (Spoon, John Vanderslice, St. Vincent) and mixed by Matt Pence (Here We Go Magic, Midlake) was released on Universal Music Classics. Becca features on the latest Snarky Puppy Family Dinner Vol 2 and is currently working on a new Becca Stevens album to be released on Universal Music for early 2017.
Perfect Animal has already received early critical kudos, and Stevens has a wealth of prominent musical peers who sing her praises:
Becca is one of the best musicians I know. Shes a great songwriter Its like listening to Stereolab. The vocals are straight and clean yet also have a modern vibe.
I think Becca is destined for greatness.
- José James
Her songwriting, voice, and lyrics are like a cool bubbling brook freshening the brine of all the music youve ever heard.
Shes someone who everybody, in my generation at least, looks up to. Shes really a genius - I dont like using that word too much, she really has tapped into something in a deep way.
Charmaine Lee is a vocalist working to synthesise various approaches of improvisation as way of unbiased social interaction. Through collective and solo performance, her work seeks to employ the innate qualities of the human voice to engage listeners beyond a specific aesthetic or musical idiom, exploring the qualities of natural human interaction inherent to improvisation spontaneity, acceptance, playfulness and risk taking.
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambirdge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|