Saturday September 17, 2016 7:30 p.m.
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz CA
Co-presented With Fiddling Cricket Concerts
Tickets Not Sold Online Day Of Show. Call 831-479-9421 For Availability
A Double CD Release Show
Featuring members of Blame Sally
Best known for her work in the popular Bay Area band, Blame Sally, Monica Pasqual has also released several solo albums and is the winner of six Independent Music Awards. In 2014 Pasqual joined forces with cello-phenom, Joshua McClain who “wields his cello like a post-impressionistic brush” and Blame Sally’s fiery percussionist and vocalist, Pam Delgado. Together they create a big, emotionally complex sound, rich in dynamics and moving easily from quiet fragility to unrestrained propulsion. In spring of 2016, Monica Pasqual and the Handsome Brunettes released their first album, “Is Fortune a Wheel”.
The Handsome Brunettes are:
Josh McClain wields his cello like a post -impressionist’s brush, transcending his training to produce a warm, wild sound whose unbridled expressiveness derives largely from a willingness to leave the edges frayed. Such is the basis for an eclectic, infinitely intriguing sound filled out with loose, lazy rhythms and rootsy strumming.
Pam Delgado’s unbridled joy and passion have made her an incredibly compelling performer who connects with audiences all over the US and Europe. She is best known for her role in the Bay area band Blame Sally, where she is a lead singer, writer and percussionist. Her song, “Water” was featured on KFOG’s Local Scene CD and has been a staple on KFOG’s Morning Sunrise program with Rosalee Howarth. In addition to her work with Blame Sally and Monica Pasqual & the Handsome Brunettes, Pam has performed with Jeri Jones, Jill Knight, Corinne West, Jessie Turner and many others.
Velvy Appleton is a musician/filmmaker living in the SF Bay area. Originally from the NYC area, he came to SF in the early ’90’s to work in the NorCal animation/visual effects world. A lifelong musician, he spent 13 years performing with the Brazilian dance band, Nobody From Ipanema. In 2008 he formed Three At Last, an original folk/vocal trio which evolved into his current band, Spark & Whisper. He and Monica co-produced Spark & Whisper’s 2013 album, “Ghost Towns”, which made it onto a dozen or more Folk DJ’s “Top 10 Albums of the Year” lists. Velvy became a Handsome Brunette in 2014.
Dear John Love Renee
When two strangers from opposite sides of the country move into the same downtown Mill Valley apartment building, meet, and realize they both love wine, they both enjoy whiskey, and they’re both a bit obsessed with songwriting, singing and playing guitar, a friendship is born and a duo is formed. Award-winning singer-songwriter Renée Harcourt of Blame Sally fame, and New York City transplant John McConnel are “Dear John Love Renée”, and together they deliver smart songwriting, tight harmonies and rootsy acoustic guitar picking all hovering in the Americana/Folk/Pop genre. Recently joining them to create the DJLR Trio is Joshua Zucker on upright bass and harmony vocals. Their sound has been compared The Everly Brothers, Simon and Garfunkel and Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová, with a hint of Broadway, Radiohead and The Grateful Dead.