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  Rockwood Music Hall
Address: 196 Allen Street
City: New York
State: NY
Date Time Event Description
Nov-12-18 07:00 PM Adam Hood with Jenny Tolman
Solo artist. Frontman. Behind-the-scenes songwriter. For more than a decade, Adam Hood has left his mark both onstage and in the writing room, carving out a southern sound that mixes equal parts country, soul and American roots music.It's a sound that began shape in Opelika, Alabama. Raised by working-class parents, Hood started playing hometown shows as a 16 year-old, landing a weekly residency at a local restaurant. He'd perform there every Friday and Saturday night, filling his set list with songs by John Hiatt, Hank Williams Jr, and Vince Gill. As the years progressed, the gigs continued not only in his home state, but across the entire country. Eventually even landing himself a three-year nationwide tour opening for Leon Russell.These days, though, Hood is no longer just putting his own stamp on the songs of chart-topping country stars. Instead, many of those acts --including Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Anderson East, Josh Abbott Band, Lee Ann Womack & Brent Cobb --areplaying his songs. In 2016, Hood signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Nashville and GRAMMY Award-winning producer Dave Cobbs Low Country Sound. All while remaining adamantly focused on his own career, playing around 100 shows annually promoting third solo release, Welcome to the Big World, and now his newest release, Somewhere in Between.A showcase for both his frontman abilities and songwriting chops, Somewhere in Between shines a light on Hood's strength as a live performer. He recorded most of the album live at Nashville's Sound Emporium Studios over two quick days. Teaming up with friend and producer Oran Thornton (Miranda Lambert's Revolution, Angaleena Presley's Wrangled) their goal was to create something that reflected the raw, real sound of his concerts, where overdubs and unlimited takes are never an option. The result is a record that reflects Hood's working-class roots, mixing the upbeat thrill of his roadhouse roots-rock songs with the contemplative, stripped-down sway of his country ballads. Joining him in the studio were guitarist Pat McLaughlin, bassist Lex Price, and drummer Jerry Roe. All of whom captured their parts in just a handful of live takes while Hood simultaneously tracked his vocals.Stripped free of studio trickery and lushly layered arrangements, Somewhere in Betweenis an honest, story-driven record. One thats both relatable and deeply autobiographical, with Hood writing or co-writing ten of the records eleven tracks, alongside friends like McLaughlin, Brent Cobb --who also appears on the electrified "She Don't Love Me" --Josh Abbott, Jason Eady, and plenty of others. Somewhere in Betweenis an album that finally finds Hood telling his own story. A dedicated family man, he wrote "Locomotive" a heartlandanthem, full of Telecaster twang and sunny swagger after watching his young daughter develop her motor skills while playing with a set of blocks. Balancing his life as a relentless road-warrior, Hood penned highway ballad "Downturn" about a life filled with wanderlust and long drives from gig to gig. As a blue-collar songwriter, Hood shines a light on everyday experiences from family and friends to the thrill of Friday nights. Partly because hes stuck to his roots. The native Alabaman still lives in the Yellowhammer State and celebrates America's rural pockets with songs like "Keeping Me Here" and "Real Small Town," two songs filled with images of main streets, open landscapes, hard times, and good people."It's southern music," he says, grouping Somewhere in Betweens wide range of music under an appropriate banner. "That's what it represents: the soulful side of southern music, the country side of southern music, the genuineness of southern culture, and the way I grew up. One of the t-shirts I sell at every show simply says Southern Songs, and It's a good summary of what I do. It's what I've always done."
Nov-12-18 09:15 PM Dirty Bird
Dirty Bird hails from the concrete woodlands of New York City, and consists of Christie Belanger, Melissa Escudero, Natasha Thweatt, Julia Conrad, Nick Katz, John Crisan and Blake Suben. Though the band is young, each member has spent his or her life grounded in music. With roots going back to New Yorks renowned arts school LaGuardia High School, the members of Dirty Bird reconnected in 2016, and in true New York style bring a wide variety of musical backgroundsranging from jazz to bluegrass to classicaltogether in one vibrant and wholly original folk sound.Since forming, the band has presented powerful performances to venues around the Northeast, including Bowery Ballroom, Mass MoCa and Radio Bean, and the Northside Music Festival. Dirty Bird brings both new and long-devoted audiences intimate, poetic lyrics charged by three-part harmony and lively, distinctive arrangements. Soulful, harmonious, and ever-evolving, Dirty Birds music redefines what it means to be a folk band.
Nov-12-18 10:30 PM Ryan McMullan
"Portaferrys young answer to Foy Vance has an ample sleeve that he has acoustically displayed his heart on. Extremely promising!" - BBC ATL NI
Nov-13-18 07:15 PM Neyla Pekarek
Neyla Pekarek began playing cello at age 9 in her native city of Denver, Colorado. She studied Musical Theatre and earned a degree in Music Education at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. Back in Denver while searching for a teaching position, she answered a Craigslist ad for a local folk band needing a cello player. This band was The Lumineers, and she soon became a core member of the group, playing on their GRAMMY-nominated self-titled debut and follow-up album and performing on every continent (except Antarctica!). Neyla is a member of Sweet Adelines International, a womens barbershop quartet organization, and she won the 2009 Rising Star championship with her quartet, Vogue. When not making music, Neyla enjoys collecting rubber stamps, true crime TV, and spending time with her pet bunny rabbit, Barbara. She was recently commissioned by the Denver Center for Performing Arts to develop a musical about the life of Colorado Pioneer, Rattlesnake Kate.
Nov-13-18 07:30 PM Sweet Little Bloodhound SLB plays their bi-annual fan appreciation night at Rockwood, send your requests to SLB@SweetLittleBloodhound.com Come early and hang with SLB after in Stage 0 next door
Nov-13-18 09:15 PM Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons
Lorraine Leckie grew up riding horses in Northern Ontario surrounded by the music of Neil Young. In the seventies she converted to punk rock, married Steve Leckie of the Viletones and started her career as a makeup artist in the fashion industry.After a decade living in Europe, she put down roots in New York and began working with celebrity clients such as Paul McCartney and Heidi Klum. It wasnt until the age of 37 that Leckie decided it was time for a change, got a guitar, and was soon performing all over the city playing venues such as Bowery Ballroom, Webster Hall & Mercury Lounge. On stage she is often joined by her band of demons which are Hugh Pool on guitar, Keith Robinson on drums and Charles DeChants on Bass. Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons released Four Cold Angels in 2008, a deeply rooted rock album with grungy guitar and heavy-hitting drums.Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre collaborated with Leckie on a cover of the Pogues Dirty Old Town for the album.This track went on to become the featured title track for the acclaimed 2011 film Dirty Old Town directed by Jenner Furstan ode to the Lower East Side starring Billy Leroy, Leckies current husband and proprietor of the infamous Billys Antiques and Props.Lorraine's full-length album, Rudely Interrupted (2012), is a collaborative project inspired by the verses of legendary bon vivant/journalist/poet Anthony Haden-Guest.Leckie and Haden-Guest had their first encounter at Rockwood Music Hall.Leckie was performing songs from her first solo EP Martini Eyes (2010), proclaimed the Best Album of the Year by Tom Semioli of The Village Voices Pazz & Jop 2010 list.Haden-Guest is known for his contributions to Esquire, GQ and Britains Observer Magazine, and books such as The Last Party: Studio 54, offered his latest collection of cartoons and poems, In The Mean Time, as the inspiration for Rudely Interrupted.Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons released Rebel Devil Devil Rebel, produced by George Jackson on November 13th 2014 at Mercury Lounge in NYC.This release followed a Gothic Southern Gothic Tour of the U.S in October.In the Spring of 2015, Lorraine embarked on a European tour, and released another full-length album, The Raven Smiled in Prague with Czech violinist Pavel Cingl On September 29th 2015 she released the Raven at The Mercury Lounge with Pavel and all of her demons. Three days later Paul Triff the demons drummer died. This last performance was recorded and released as a tribute to Paul Triff. Live at Mercury Lounge NYC was released in March 2018.
Nov-13-18 11:00 PM Carl Banks
Nov-14-18 06:30 PM As Is- Alejandro Lucini- Leonardo Lucini
Nov-14-18 07:00 PM Meg Williams
Nov-14-18 08:00 PM Tyler Ramsey
Praised by NPR, Stereogum, WNYC, and The Huffington Post, Tyler Ramsey is a multi-instrumentalist equally at home playing guitar, piano, keyboards, bass, and percussion, but is best known as a talented fingerstyle guitarist and singer-songwriter. In addition to having released three acclaimed solo albums, Ramsey is perhaps most immediately recognizable, until his recent departure, as the guitarist and a co-writer in Band Of Horses, having played with them since 2007, prior to the release of their breakthrough album, "Cease To Begin." A well-established and acclaimed guitar player and singer in the burgeoning western North Carolina music scene, where he calls home, he first learned to play music on piano before moving to the guitar. Ramsey grew up listening to and studying country-blues guitar players like Mance Lipscomb and Mississippi John Hurt, and American finger pickers like John Fahey and Leo Kottke, absorbing their sound and making it all his own. His fourth solo album, which was recorded in Louisville, Kentucky, during tour downtime and completed this past summer, is set for release in 2018. The newsongs are lush and full, and realized with help from a list of friends old and new, adding gorgeous vocal harmonies, strings, and guitar counterpoints.