San Fran’s Singer/Guitar Duo – “Meklit and Quinn” - with special guest: Gabrielle Louise
|February 10, 2013|
CD RELEASE CONCERT from San Francisco based
Ethiopian-American singer-songwriter Meklit Hadero’s music and life are inextricably linked to the rich cultural tapestry of her background.
A catchy crossroads of Chicago Blues and New Orleans Soul and Gospel, golden-voiced singer/guitarist Quinn DeVeaux is packing concert halls all over the US.
With Hadero’s distinctive, jazzy phrasing joined to the honeyed sound of DeVeaux, a singer steeped in gospel and early rock-n-roll, this magnetic duo – who also include a couple of originals in the bargain – lend an all-new gloss to MGMT, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Talking Heads, Lou Reed and Arcade Fire.
“[Meklit] is an artistic giant in the early stages. She sings of fragility, hope and self-empowerment, and exudes all three. What’s irresistible, above all, is her cradling, sensuous, gentle sound. She is stunning.” - San Francisco Chronicle
“Soulful, tremulous and strangely cinematic, Hadero’s voice will implant scenes in your mind — a softly lit supperclub, a Brooklyn stoop, a sun-baked road. Close your eyes, listen and dream.” – Lynn Jacobson, Seattle Times
“Guitar-picker Quinn DeVeaux plays a honey of a 1940s six-string Kaye with the kind of calm speed that makes everybody feel good deep in the chest.” – SF Weekly
“New Orleans-inspired gospel and soul, will make you shimmy and clap and praise the ‘Lawd.’” – The Owl Mag
“This is one of those rare artists that reminds us that the essence of human soul is alive and well and living, in its most visceral form, in new independent music.” – Music Zeitgeist
OPENING ACT: Gabrielle Louise Singer/guitarist/songwriter
Her music is anchored deeply in folk, but undeniably drawn to rich harmonies and melodic adventurism. Her sound is earthy with touches of early Joni Mitchell, but uniquely her own. Gabrielle is the winner of the John Maher Songwriting Award and a finalist (twice) for the John Lennon Songwriting contest.
David McGee of ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE SAYS: “Articulate and gifted…an artist who comes to music from a literary viewpoint…her lyrics are only part of the story….As a vocalist, she dives deep into her songs, exploring them in a warm, sturdy voice…captivating….”
SHOWTIME AND TICKETS
Sunday, February 10th at 7:30pm
Doors 6:30pm – if you have reservations, please arrive by 7:15 to be seated by show time
We do not issue physical tickets. Once purchased, your name will be added to the show guest list. Please check in with your last name on the night of the performance.
Reserved seating is based on order of purchase and party size, assigned from front to back. The venue is intimate, and no seats are far from the stage.
Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to other shows.
If you have special seating needs, PLEASE let us know in advance.
If you are joining another party, please call the box office at (303) 293 - 0075 and give us the group name so we can be sure you are all seated together. Group seating is not guaranteed if requested within 3 hours of show-time.
We reserve the right to give up reserved seats 10 minutes after the show begins.
Doors typically open one hour prior to show-time (check website).
We serve appetizers, desserts, cocktails, wine, champagne and non-alcoholic beverages.
VIP ticket price includes sales tax.