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Burnell Pines is Fire, Water, and Air. Heavy, Light, and Fun. Rambunctious, Reserved, and Fierce. This new music was born in the Catskills, on top of a mountain, in the sun , down by the river, in a basement , through hurricanes and floods. Burnell’s live shows are contagious fun and no matter the venue or the audience, are always reminiscent of an intimate party with friends.
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.
“…classic-rock sound reinforced with soulful singing and strong lyrical imagery…poetic word play and heartfelt jams that were more melodic than show-off stunts…one of the best young acts I've seen in a long time.”
-Creative Loafing, Charlotte NC, 10/11/13
“…the sound…pretty much stopped me in my tracks…a little rough around the edges, but it’s heartfelt, & sophisticated well beyond his (19) years. This kid is going places…”
- The ’68 Comeback Special (music blog), Athens GA, Oct. 2013
Twenty-one-year-old singer-songwriter Elijah Wolf-Christensen hasn’t just arrived, he’s returned. His songs brim with adventure, romance, and homecoming, revealing an impressively broad songwriting palette for such a young man. “You start out with information you’ve been given,” he says from his Woodstock, NY, home, “and then you go out and search, and you come right back to that starting point with everything you’ve collected.”
Elijah Wolf-Christensen’s roundabout journey encompasses a lot: folk, punk, rock, and finally back to a distinctive spin on modern acoustic music, all infused with friendship, love, and the shadows therein. “Realizing I’ve come full circle was a big moment for me,” Elijah says. But this journey, clearly, is just beginning.
Amy Helm’s deep musical roots were enriched by a lifetime of exposure to the finest expressions of American musical tradition. Combined with her stunning vocal and other creative gifts, those roots have grown up to reveal a spellbinding artist who moves easily through a broad range of musical styles.
Her lengthy resume is highlighted by many years of singing and playing alongside her father, with whom she conceived, launched and perfected the Midnight Rambles, intimate performances held since 2004 at his home and studio in Woodstock, N.Y. The musical chemistry, affectionate humor and family pride that Amy shared on stage with her father helped shape the Midnight Ramble as it evolved into a musical event that still attracts fans and musicians from around the world. She co-produced Levon Helm’s 2007 CD Dirt Farmer, which won the Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album, and she is prominently featured on the Levon Helm Band’s Electric Dirt and Ramble at the Ryman Grammy-winning albums.