Rachel Efron, Alexis Harte's The Lemon Hammer
Bay Area singersongwriter double bill celebrating cd release and rollicking new band
$20.50 advance / $22.50 at door
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June 14 8:00 pm
Pianist and songwriter Rachel parlays a background in poetry, social anthropology (her major at Harvard University), and a lifetime of instrumental study into songs that push the envelope of pop in search of deeper meaning. San Francisco Chronicle music editor David Weigand described her music this way: “The voice is airy, plaintive, the sound, at first, seemingly detached, but it isn’t long—about three notes will do it—before . . . Rachel Efron hooks you by the heart.” Joining Rachel tonight in spotlighting selections from her recent Put Out The Stars are Dan Feiszli on acoustic bass and Dawn Richardson on drums, plus other surprise guests.
Alexis Harte is a singer-songwriter and guitarist. With The Lemon Hammer, he shares his gift of song craftsmanship in a sweet and sour mash-up of rock, folk, blues, soul, and pop, ripe with sticky rhythms, searing leads, and soul-stirring delivery. Fergus Lenehan provides the hammer with his 4 and 5 string basses. Damond Moodie provides vocals, lyrics, and rhythm guitar, and Aaron Brinkerhoff holds it all down on the stand-up cocktail drum kit and harmonica.
Listen to a track from Rachel Efron:
Listen to a track from Alexis Harte: