Charleston was damn good to me. While I was there I got to play music with my long-time pal Nick Jenkins, chat with independently-run station Ohm Radio, and take in some Presidential candidates at the Fish Fry. But probably the most moving experience was taking part in a little ceremony near Tent City, where Charleston's homeless population resides. I saw a group of people come together trying to solve a large problem with a tiny house. There was some planning in place, but a lot of improvisation as the builders were constructing this house with whatever wood donations they received. So we sang "If I Had a Hammer" and volunteers actually used their hammers to build a home for someone who needs it. It was a really great way to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day - the project is called Tiny House Fit for a King.
Brooklyn-based singer and songwriter, Erel trained as an actress before finding her way to music. She comes from an artistic family – her father plays keyboard and her mother paints and makes ceramics. Erel composes indie-pop music with a lyrical charm. Influenced by Fiona Apple and Billie Holiday, her songs are lyrically based, personal portrayals of relationships, but just as often, her work explores themes like conformity and individuality in modern society. Feminist Wednesday describes her sound as “ethereal, upbeat, and poppy with a hint of folk,” and she has been likened to songstresses like Regina Spektor and PJ Harvey.
Erel performs regularly in music venues across New York City, both as a solo performer as well as with the indie groups, Sky Diamonds and Analog Friends. Her song, Balloon, an upbeat, acoustic duet featuring indie folk artist, Vinnie Ferra, was a regional finalist in the 2014 New Song Music Contest, won 2nd place in RAD’s Song Contest (Recording Artist Development), and was awarded the New Century Music 2014 Song of the Year.
Erel is currently writing and recording new singles and is in production for music videos. She plans to tour locally with her music over the upcoming year. Sign up on her mailing list for the latest info, and receive a free download.
Manhattan Inn in Style
My friends from Charleston are coming to town and we're all gonna play a set at the beautiful Manhattan Inn. If you haven't been there already, you must come check it out - it's a really cool spot.
Featuring: DEN & Stefanie Santana
Sky Diamonds @Rocky Sullivan's
Hey - we'll be back at Rocky Sullivan's in Red Hook for some more music and yummy pizza!
This is a special show because Lyndol will be hosting a recital for some of her students at 2PM. So come early if you wanna hear them play. Should be a sweet day.
This is pretty amazing - I get to honor one of my all-time favorite musical artists, Fiona Apple. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of her debut release, Tidal, Brookladelphia and Female Frequency have put together a tribute concert where we play through the entire album in order. Each artist will interpret one song and also perform one original. Exciting!
Performers Include: myself, Ladybird, Dani Mari, Hotsy Totsy, Noelle Picara, Emily Mineo, Sharon Sable, Em McKeever, Meg and the Right Sound, Katherine Rondeau, & Desiree Sky
Fiona Fest will be held on the same day as the Ladybug Music Festival on Market Street. Come support ladies in music!