Doors will open approximately 30minutes prior to show start time.
The Sunday Buzz Matinee Presents
Daphne Parker Powell w/ Kieran Ledwidge
Come out and celebrate the release of Daphne Parker Powell's album 'The Starter Wife' with special guests Shellye Valauskas & Dean Falcone and Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters!
No Depression described Daphne as “the voice of futuristic folk-rock/alternative-roots music... exploring the outer reaches of nostalgic melody... ” Her singular Americana mélange includes a broad array of contemporary and classic inspirations that spans folk, country, vocal jazz, indie rock, and cinematic pop. Her words are pulled from an expansive well of literature and lyrical influences, from laissez-faire poets, satirists, and the Beats, to Feminists, modern philosophers and friends.
Praise for Daphne's Albums
"(With) luxuriously furnished dark, undulating folk and blues elegance, (Daphne) explores matters of the heart with refreshing candor and wry humor, as a range of personal experiences and raw emotions." - Peter Lindblad, Elmore Magazine
"Her songs slink their way through the worlds of pop, R&B, and avant-garde, often with edifying results" - American Songwriter
"Equally retro and modern and thoroughly out of this world, (the) clever accompaniment lifts Daphne's loose vocal stylings and cheeky tin pan alley songwriting to theatrical settings. If the SyFy channel ever decides to bring back Firefly, Joss Whedon may have found his new house band in Daphne" - Innocent Words Magazine
Shellye Valauskas Experience
Based in the New Haven area, The Shellye Valauskas Experience writes meticulously crafted power pop songs, with an emphasis on “power.” The songs hearken back to the finer moments of the 1970’s and 1980’s and are filled with sparkling melodies powered by sharp and often jangly electric guitars; think Big Star, The Raspberries and Aimee Mann. SVE’s latest release, History of Panic, is a collection of catchy choruses, swirly guitars and melodies that instantly draw you in and satisfy on every level
The band has shared the stage with numerous notable performers including The Posies, Juliana Hatfield, Freedy Johnston, Amy Rigby, Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey, Kristin Hersh, Todd Rundgren, Melissa Ferrick, Ivy, Patty Griffin, Pat Benatar, Mike Viola, Shane Nicholson and Mary Lou Lord to name a few.
The CarLeans are a musical collaboration between singer-songwriters Jim Carpenter (guitar, vocals), Sarah MacLean (guitar, vocals) and Rachel MacLean-Sargent (vocals). Along with bassist Corina Malbaurn, the Connecticut-based quartet blend their diverse musical backgrounds to create a captivating sound that had been garnering much attention from New England to Florida to Texas. Their vast repertoire adapts well to the various regions they tour through (folk, cajun, latin, and americana) . . . at once narrative, humorous, raw and powerful. Jim's percussive, driving guitar joins with Malbaurn’s equally solid upright bass to lay groove for the MacLean twin's soulful, commanding voices. The performance is at once a gritty, emotional whisper; dynamic sibling harmony, and a stunning R&B confession . . . offset by a sudden comical exchange and inevitably inciting the audience to its feet to dance.
The CarLeans have had the good fortune to perform at such esteemed venues as the Infinity Hall CT, Daryl's House NY, Awendaw Barn, SC, The Narrows, MA, Isis Music Hall NC, Skinny Pancake VT, Saxon TX, Neutral Ground LA, Katharine Hepburn Theater CT, Good Stuff NC, Prohibition FL, Eugene O'Neil Theater CT and Osippee Music Fest ME . . . sharing the stage with The Subdudes, Mipso, Marcia Ball, Hurrah for Riff Raff, Chris Ross, Donna the Buffalo and Birds of Chicago.