Kelly Zullo - Riotous acoustic guitar!
High energy folk/rock
"Kelly Zullo stands out from a sea of singer-songwriters. Her strengths lie in her unique slamming and rapid fingerpicking on her acoustic guitar. She wows listeners with her Outstanding guitar accompaniment."
-Winner of 2011 International Acoustic Music Awards, Best Female Artist
- International Acoustic Music Awards (Feb 26, 2011)
"Excellent!" Iron Maiden (Oct 3, 2010)
Singer/songwriter Kelly Zullo has been paying dues on the road and steadfastly playing away in Nashville clubs for seven years now, and her recent release, Thin Line, has all the battle scars and enlightened world-weariness to prove it. Thin Line is a tense record, balancing frustration and loss with hope and liberty- finally resulting in a commanding, self-possessed collection of six thoughtful songs. Zullo's voice, at once gritty and sweet, lingers somewhere in the Melissa Etheridge and Michelle Shocked relam, and her writing is truthful and simple.
Thin Line contains contributions from phenomenal session bassist Jackie Street and drummers Ben Phillips and David Burch, but Zullo herself does the lion's share of playing, including guitar, bass, and harmonica.
For a six-song EP, Zullo's Thin Line feels like a cohesive, well-planned record. Her songs cut to the chase, engaging the listener from the first line and not letting go until the last note fades. Zullo's potential as a songwriter is fully evident here and shows promise for many great records to come.
Cleveland based musician Kelly Zullo has been around the world playing music since the late 90's. Moving briefly to NYC, Europe & Nashville, as well as experiencing great wanderlust, this lyricist and guitarist molds the gypsy-esque mantra with philosophical bite over a riotous acoustic guitar.
Not often has a more energetic acoustic music emerged which features a female guitarist shredding acoustic guitar riffs over a percussive bang. Recently winning the International Acoustic Music Award for "Best Female Artist, comparisons from Ani Difranco to Kaki King are drawn.
Drawn as much to philosophical thought as to intricate guitar work, Zullo's songs seek to explain dubious points of life with often painting caricaturist pictures accompanied by riffs that would often be difficult to play alone, let alone sing and play at once.
Kelly has toured with Ember Swift as a percussionist and guitarist, as well as opened for a variety of artists from Melissa Ferrick to Sonia Dada.
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They’re practically indescribable, except that they’re FUN.European Cabaret! Vintage Americana! Balkan Belly Dance! Neo-Classical Opera! Old World Yiddish Theater! Welcome to the six-piece, Portland, Oregon-based Vagabond Opera.
Bohemian Cabaret ensemble Vagabond Opera is described by the Washington Post as “A band of ceaseless charisma, boundless energy, impeccable musicianship and more than a little touch of both the naughty and exotic.”¯ The group delivers passionate offerings of Bohemian cabaret for young and old. Paris hot jazz, gut bucket swing, tangos, Ukrainian folk-punk ballads, klezmer and vigorous originals meet a world of riverboat gambling queens, Turkish belly dancers, and the enigmatic Marlene Dietrich. Weaving elements of Kurt Weil, Duke Ellington and Edith Piaf with absurdist flair, theatrics and an old world mood, Vagabond Opera presents the new wave of opera–lusty voices singing in 13 languages and presenting a cabaret of rich musical phrasing, sparkling lyrics and indomitable stage presence, all played with exuberance, skill and a gritty Vagabond edge. This is Opera liberated and reinvented for everyone!
The band’s core lineup features vocalists, (including operatic tenor vocals), accordion, tenor saxophone, clarinet, cello, stand-up bass, and drums. Guest performers and dancers often appear with the ensemble.
Vagabond Opera is at the vanguard of a growing popularity in the Neo-cabaret phenomenon, and through their theatrical performances, lyrics in many languages, and an eclectic repertoire, they liberate opera from its usual construct, expanding musical and theatrical biodiversity. Vagabond Opera has performed all over the USA and in Europe. They have been featured on NPR, in the Washington Post and Jazziz Magazine, and have shared stages and players with such acclaimed acts as Pink Martini, Devotchka, The Decembrists, Balkan Beat Box, The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, and the Oregon Symphony. Vagabond opera has four full-length albums
Vagabond Opera was created in 2002 by European-trained opera singer and composer Eric Stern. While still electrified by traditional opera, Stern created a new context for opera: Performance on a more intimate scale incorporating not only opera but elements of Weimar Cabaret, Arabic and Balkan forms, and the original music that springs from the ensemble’s fertile creative work. This is not your granny’s opera, but a visceral artistic ensemble that features powerful instrumental and vocal performances coupled with a highly eclectic and theatrical experience.
This group just floored us last time they were here. Truly operatic quality vocals with fun cabaret music, costumes, jokes, the whole thing. It was nonstop entertainment. Don't miss it!
Heartless - HEART Tribute bandHeartless is Northern California's premiere HEART tribute band, featuring dead-on vocals, a great selection of favorite HEART songs and a few special numbers not often heard for real diehard fans!
Enjoy a great night of rockin' HEART music with Heartless!
Slide blues guitarist extraordinaire!Dennis Johnson is one of the elite slide guitar players performing today. Drawing comparisons to slide guitarists Robert Johnson and Roy Rogers, Dennis Johnson masterfully elevates the art of slide guitar across many genres of music including Blues, New Orleans, Rock, and Swing. Dennis Johnson's scorching slide guitar captivates audiences and gets people dancing!
"Highly Recommended - you can take it to the bank." Real Blues Magazine
"We can all expect pretty big things from this young master guitarist
in the future. Blues Underground Network
"His fretwork is amazingly adept" Blues Bytes Magazine
"Johnson's original "2 In The Morning" is an obvious (and accomplished) tribute to Elmore James; elsewhere, he heads to Louisiana in the syncopated delight "Down In New Orleans." Slide Show closes with the barnburner "She Looks Good." Blues Revue Magazine
"'Slide Show' is a SMOKER! It's getting spins on a lot of our Blues shows." KZUM Radio
"Dennis Johnson shows a masterful slide guitar technique." KOWS Radio
"This is incredible stuff - slide blues cut from the same cloth of the likes of Son House and Robert Johnson." Southwest Blues Magazine
"Johnson shows us in these modern times just how it was done and how it should be done to call up the masters." Blues Blast Magazine