KAKI KING w/s/g Treya, Pamela Means, Wooly Mar

POST-FRANKLIN COUNTY PRIDE CONCERT

KAKI KING w/s/g Treya, Pamela Means, Wooly Mar

Treya, Pamela Means, Wooly Mar

Sat · June 23, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$28.00 - $36.00

Off Sale

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Kaki King is a true iconoclast, a visionary musician/artist whose singular work rightly stands out amongst the easily formatted. The Brooklyn-based guitarist/composer has recorded five extraordinarily diverse and distinctive LPs, performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland and The Mountain Goats and contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks.

Treya Lam is a classically trained singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter whose cinematic songs and ethereal vocals are built on Nina Simone-inspired piano, meditative guitar and lush chamber arrangements. Treya has shared stages with Yo-Yo Ma and the late jazz pianist Billy Taylor as well as her frequent collaborations with Kaki King.

Pamela Means "one of the fiercest guitar players and politically-rooted songwriters in the music industry today," (Curve Magazine) is an internationally-touring singer-songwriter and jazz musician.

Kaki King
Kaki King
“In her near-13-year career that’s seen six studio albums and a Golden-Globe nomination forbest original score, King has earned critical acclaim for the way she combines unusual tunings, complex fingerstyle picking, and slap bass techniques to create soundscapes that range from instrumental acoustic work tohigh-voltage rock songs.Now, she’s using her guitar in an entirely new way: as a projection screen."-The AtlanticHailed byRolling Stoneas “a genre unto herself,” composer and guitarist Kaki King is a true iconoclast. Over the past 13yearsthe Brooklyn-based artist has released8extraordinarily diverse and distinctive albums,performedwith such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats,contributedto a variety of film and TV soundtracks includingGolden Globe-nominated work on Sean Penn’sInto The Wild, and played to an increasingly fervent following of music lovers on innumerable world tours.Her latest work, “The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body,”is Kakiat her visionary best: deconstructing and redefining the role of solo instrumental artist though virtuoso technique, insatiable imagination, and boundless humanity. This groundbreaking new multi-media performance uses projection mapping to present the guitar as an ontological tabula rasa in a creation myth unlike any other, where luminous visions of genesis and death, textures and skins, are cast onto her signature Ovation Adamas guitar which has been customized specifically for this production.In addition to her own solo work, Kaki sometimesperformsaccompanied by NYC-based string quartet ETHEL. She has alsoperformed atCarnegie Hall, premieringa classical piece commissioned by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang
Treya
Treya
Treya is a Brooklyn based singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter with an extensive foundation in classical music. Her cinematic songs are built with ethereal vocals that sit over Nina Simone inspired piano, meditative guitar and lush chamber arrangements.
Pamela Means
Pamela Means
A multi-talented performer, singer, songwriter, composer and producer, Pamela Means's multiple honors include being named Falcon Ridge Folk Festival's "# 1 Most Wanted New Artist," "Wisconsin Folk Artist of the Year," "Wisconsin Female Vocalist of the Year," and her politically provocative album, Single Bullet Theory, was voted 2004's "Outmusic Outstanding New Recording." Pamela Means was twice voted "Best Acoustic Act" of the year in her hometown of Milwaukee, WI; and after setting up shop in the bustling 'burbs of Boston, Mass., Pamela was nominated for an "Outstanding Contemporary Folk Artist" Boston Music Award. Means's latest album, Precedent, elegantly addresses a range of themes from the state of the union to the state of the heart. Curve Magazine calls her "one of the fiercest guitar players and politically-rooted singer-songwriters in the music industry today."

Consistently honing her craft, Pamela Means garnered acclaim with her seminal jazz recording, the "insanely brilliant" (Press Herald, Portland ME), Pamela Means Jazz Project, Vol. 1, in which, "Means takes her rightful place among contemporary superstar jazz vocalists such as Cassandra Wilson and Norah Jones" (Curve Magazine). Pamela Means Jazz Project, Vol. 1 was also named a "Top Ten Album of 2007" (Muruch Entertainment Blog).

From recording her first tape in the living room of Violent Femmes bassist Brian Ritchie, Pamela Means has gone on to share stages with artists including Ani DiFranco, Pete Seeger, Indigo Girls, Joan Baez, Howard Zinn, Angela Davis, Eve Ensler, David Strathairn, Neil Young, Shawn Colvin, Richie Havens, Patty Larkin, Melissa Ferrick, Violent Femmes, Television, The Radiators, Adrian Belew, Leo Kottke and Janis Ian. Pamela Means has performed at notable venues such as the Newport, Falcon Ridge and Clearwater Folk Festival(s), SXSW Music Conference and, internationally, at the eminent Woodford Folk Festival (Australia), Stockholm Pride (Sweden) and Jazz Cafe Alto (The Netherlands). Pamela Means has also composed for and licensed music to PBS, independent filmmakers and folkpoet Alix Olson's multi-award-winning film and CD projects.

With virtuosic musicianship, razor wit and a disarming sense of humor, Pamela Means is building a vibrant and remarkable career, delighting audiences from Anchorage to Amsterdam to Sydney to Stockholm to Honolulu and New York. Thrilled audience members often exclaim they've 'never seen anyone play guitar like Pamela Means!' Plus, Ani DiFranco said to Pamela Means, "you groove so deep, so deep I can't get out. And I wouldn't want to." We guarantee you won't want to either.
Wooly Mar
Wooly Mar
I am an interdisciplinary artist with a varied background. I have worked as a freelance painter and illustrator, costume designer, video artist, light designer and creative mentor. I have a Fine Arts Degree in Painting from the University of California, Santa Cruz. I create music and performance art in the band Wooly Mar and with Firekeeper Productions a collaborative theater company. This website is a space to share my work and keep my peers updated on creative happenings!
Venue Information:
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA, 01301
https://www.hawksandreed.com/