Emily Franklin is a musician from the central coast of CA. She has grown up learning to play guitar and piano from her dad, and always singing with her mom since before she could remember. Her favorites as a child were The Beatles and Fiona Apple (some of her earliest memories are mom singing along to them in the car), the “Harry Potter” soundtrack (singing the entire theme over and over for weeks after seeing the film once), and – of course – the entire “Grease” soundtrack (which was sang and danced to in its’ entirety many times with her cousins in the living room). Emily’s dad turned her on to talented singers from Christina Aguilera to Bjork to Aretha Franklin to help train her vocal range and musical diversity early on. As her taste has developed she has grown to love Amy Winehouse, Eva Cassidy, Alanis Morissette, Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Janice Joplin, Frank Sinatra, Carole King, and so many more. She has her boyfriend Zane to thank for turning her onto artists like Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, and The Devil Makes Three – now some of her all time favorites. Emily loves the soul of blues artists like Etta James, Susan Tedeschi and Ray Charles; the cool passion of jazz musicians like Sarah Vaughan, Bill Evans and Norah Jones.
Somewhere in the audio landscape, between the “fedora and vest” alt country set and the cerebral meanderings of the neo-hippy jam bands, you will find a sound that is at once familiar and joyously new. Wood is an acoustic ensemble which weaves together the influences of many musical styles.
Songwriters Steve Kindel, Paul Silva, And Dahlan Richenberg join Rob Strom (bass) and Barry Johnson (percussion) to create a wonderful mix of catchy melodies, thick harmonies, and profound, sometimes hilarious lyrics. It is good, honest music, sometimes a little hard to define, but music that stands comfortably in the Roots Rock/Americana cue.
Friday March 29th, 2019
7pm to 9pm
Groovy, jazzy, original, thoughtful and genuine – Erin Inglish Trio presents an engaging and heartfelt show every time! Inglish is a powerful singer and tour-de-force banjo chanteuse. Her performances proffer passionate lyricism, toe-tapping grooves, and striking reflections about the state of the modern world. Inglish’s voice is both lush and raw, and her picking style on the five-string banjo is uniquely her own…expressive, sassy, dynamic. The Erin Inglish Trio is focused on JAZZ and celebrates old-school-style jazz in the spirit of Edith Piaf, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Chet Baker. They will get your feet dancing and your heart smiling!
Psychedelic Neo-Prog Folk Jazz
“Who’s here now” and “who hears now,” traveling across time and space to share our music, sometimes across the Central Coast of California, or across the country in our tour bus The Dragon, and sometimes through the inter-webs of life, wireless re-wiring, the live streaming of the band inspiring through what we have to add to the collective conversation.
Our music holds a unique sound and a moving power that enriches and contemplates life, bringing awareness to our reality living on this planet. We are fans of being alive in this marvelous universal ecosystem!
Termed, ‘a prominent guitarist,’ by the New York Times, David Rogers Fuses classical, jazz, early, and world music elements into powerful, moving and virtuosic performances based on both original compositions and traditional repertoire. The Washington Post has praised his ‘astonishingly florid’ solo improvisational passage work. He has been called a ‘modern master’ of the classical guitar’ by 20th Century Guitar. ClassicsToday.com has praised his ‘first rate instrumental artistry,’ and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has written-‘David Rogers played like a lead guitarist in a rock band. He laced the likes of De el pobo with improvised, speedy solos way up into the wailing region of the fingerboard…’