Calendar of Events

July 2022
July 7, 2022
Cary Morin / Ponybird
Show Starts:
8:00 pm
Show End:
11:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 30minutes prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
12
Ages
21
and up allowed
About the Show and the Artist:

CARY MORIN

Described as “one of the best acoustic pickers on the scene today,” Cary Morin brings together the great musical traditions of America like no other. With deft fingerstyle guitar and vocals that alternately convey melodic elation and gritty world-weariness, Morin crafts an inimitable style often characterized as roots-infused Native Americana with hints of bluegrass, folk, blues, and rock. He has performed at renowned venues across the globe, including the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center, and is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades. David Bromberg describes him as “a unique and brilliant guitar player, songwriter and singer.” A tribute to the American South, Morin’s seventh solo release, Dockside Saints, merges Cary’s celebrated style of Native Americana with the spirit and sounds of Cajun, Creole and Zydeco music. The album was produced and engineered by multi-Grammy winner Tony Daigle at the renowned Dockside Studio.

PONYBIRD

Ponybird is the moniker of Connecticut songwriter, Jennifer Dauphinais. Her music is a blend of Americana, Gospel, and Alternative Folk. Dauphinais has played previously as a drummer and accompanying vocalist for Christina Abbott in the duo the Karner Blues, with Travis Moody and Kriss Santala in their blues-rock trio, Belle Starr, with Martin Earley and her father Robert in a reunion of their early 80s punk trio, Editors, and alongside members of Blue Rose Liar (Todd Rodgers, Mike Farrelly, and Gerry Stopper) in Spider & Fly. She and her father are descendants of the Anishinabek Solutrean Metis Indigenous Nation and Aboriginal Peoples of Canada (Cree, Ojibwe, Algonquin).

 

Dauphinais is currently a teacher educator in the greater NYC area and taught previously in New Haven Public Schools. She works with other songwriters in a cooperative writers group, and mentors youth circles and individual lessons for emerging songwriters. Dauphinais had a previous career in journalism and marketing, frequently working as a freelance writer for local papers, bands, businesses, and radio. She is recently completed a Doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching at Columbia University.

 

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Ponybird has taken many forms; either as a full band with a carousel of players borrowed from other CT bands, as a pliable duo accompanied by either fiddle or bass and solo as a robust singer-songwriter that stands on her own.  Performing regionally, Ponybird has also shared the bill with Americana and psychedelic acts such as Richard Buckner, Jeffrey Gaines, Vetiver, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Blood Warrior, Amy LaVere & Will Sexton, Alexander Turnquist, Arborea, Violent Mae, and Kerri Powers.