DrinkDeeply and BAG Radio present: Back to School fundraiser for Family Centered Services
DrinkDeeply and BAG Radio present: Back to School fundraiser for Family Centered Services of New Haven.
Drinkdeeply is stuffing backpacks for kids with school supplies. Bring a backpack, some basic classroom items or donate cash at the door to help out.
Daphne Lee Martin
A life shaped by art, travel, and exploration, by mile markers, rear view mirrors, and wanderlust.
Singer songwriter Daphne Lee Martin has juggled multiple roles through her career, balancing a road warrior’s commitment to the road with a sound that blends the traditions of southern roots music with the sharp sensibilities of New England folk, indie rock, sophisticated soul, and all points in between.
On Scared Fearless, her fifth album of original material, she shines a light on her years logged as a touring musician. A lifelong musician whose previous albums have doubled down on her fictional storytelling chops, Martin turns the camera lens upon herself with Scared Fearless. This is the soundtrack to a life spent in the trenches, pulled into battle by one’s dedication to art, travel, and exploration. It’s an album shaped by mile markers, rear view mirrors, and wanderlust. And, like the highway that runs beneath Martin’s wheels, it points her toward a new horizon.
Magnet Magazine stated it best when they said – "And now for something refreshingly unpopular: Among the people who wear giant sunglasses and tight jeans, Singer/songwriter Linda Draper has been kicking around New York's folk scene long enough to remember her antifolk coffeeshop days with Kimya Dawson and Regina Spektor; she recorded 4 albums with indie-icon producer Kramer." Despite, or perhaps because of her still relative obscurity, Linda Draper is just warming up in her second decade of a music-making career . "Pushing Up The Day", an exclusive digital EP, follows on the heels of her highly praised LP "Bridge And Tunnel" along with an appearance on the excellent tribute collection – "Beautiful Star: The Songs Of Odetta" (Wears The Trousers Records, UK) which has collected notable attention and praise via indie music bible Pitchfork and other music review outlets worldwide.
In 2001 Draper recorded her debut LP "Ricochet" with producer/indie music icon Kramer (Low, Ween, Galaxie 500, Urge Overkill, Lou Reed). Their partnership continued with her next three LP's: 2002's "Snow White Trash Girl," 2003's "Patchwork," and her debut LP with Planting Seeds Records' "One Two Three Four". In 2007 she co-produced her next LP "Keepsake" with Major Matt. In 2009, Draper returned with her 6th LP (released by Planting Seeds Records), called "Bridge and Tunnel", produced by Brad Albetta (Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson). "Quietly and methodically, New York songwriter Linda Draper has climbed into the ranks of the elite" (Lucid Culture). Drawing such comparisons to songwriting luminaries such as Joan Baez, Suzanne Vega, Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell, Linda Draper has still managed to carved out a sound that is all her own.
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