Father Willie: The Screening and Concert - Ft. Kimaya Diggs, Claudia Malibu, and Gentle Hen

Father Willie: The Screening and Concert - Ft. Kimaya Diggs, Claudia Malibu, and Gentle Hen

Fri · May 18, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 12:30 am)

$8.00 - $12.00

Off Sale

Kimaya Diggs
Kimaya Diggs
KIMAYA DIGGS DUO
With influences spanning many genres, Kimaya Diggs melds the folky acrobatics of Joni Mitchell, the jazz stylings of Ella Fitzgerald, the catchy soul of Lianne LaHavas, and yet has something you can't quite put your finger on that makes her entirely unique. Her mastery of her voice is the focal point of each performance, and a transfixing experience.
Claudia Malibu
Claudia Malibu
Formed over 20 years ago by Les LaBarge who also made up the charming yet confusing band name. Played shows in Chicago, Boston, New York, Ohio, and a lot in western Massachusetts. Shared the stage with some wonderful acts but we aren't gonna brag about it here. You could say they play indie rock or garage rock or maybe even that they have a sound that belongs back in the '60's or some other decade. Les is still playing bass since the beginning and Luke Cavagnac took over the role of primary song writer and singer/guitarist. A few years ago Brian Marchese became the drummer, number three in an illustrious and infamous line. Three keyboard players have already come and gone, and not a single guitar player could stand playing along to the "Malibu rumble" for more than about two minutes. The power trio is here and ready to roll.
Gentle Hen
Gentle Hen
Gentle Hen is the new name for the band that from 2001 until 2014 was known as School For the Dead. Playing the clever, upbeat, and moving songs of Henning Ohlenbusch, the band is a who’s-who of the Pioneer Valley Music Scene. The incredible rhythm section is drummer Brian Marchese (The Aloha Steamtrain, The Figments, Lo Fine, The Fawns…) and bassist Max Germer (Winterpills, Spanish for Hitchhiking, The Fawns…). Lead guitar and keyboards shift between Tony Westcott (Humbert) and Ken Maiuri (every other band ever). The songs come from Ohlenbusch, one of the area’s most celebrated writers and performers. He’s also a producer (Mark Mulcahy, Polaris, Ray Mason, Salvation Alley String Band…).

Gentle Hen plays jangly, rocky, catchy, sweet songs with smart and thoughtful lyrics in the vein of The Beatles, XTC, The Kinks, R.E.M, Robyn Hitchcock, They Might Be Giants, The Shins, Real Estate, and Harry Nilsson. Their show swoops between genres and moods and careens along an edge of almost chaos mixed with super tight musicianship..
Venue Information:
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA, 01301
https://www.hawksandreed.com/