Rachel Harrington & Rebecca Pronsky
- Events begin promptly at the posted time - doors open half an hour beforehand, so come early to have your choice of seats.
Sorry, this show is completely sold out. No tickets will be released at the door.
Seattle siren Rachel Harrington has toured tirelessly since the release of her 2007 debut, The Bootlegger’s Daughter (“Four Stars,” Mojo). To date, she’s released four full-length studio albums, has played major festivals throughout Europe and the US, made three live appearances on the BBC’s legendary Bob Harris Show, and reached millions of listeners through airplay at Starbucks. Her 2011 CD, Celilo Falls, went to #1 on the Euro-Americana chart, received sweeping 4-star reviews, and led Harrington to be a winner in the songwriting contest at Merlefest, among others.
FOUR STARS: “A sharply rendered sound portrait”
FOUR STARS: “Ancient-sounding country noir … gothic Americana … inspiringly original”
FOUR STARS: “Songs that conjure the ghosts of old America … like early Gillian Welch. Beguiling.”
“Compelling and soulful … like the young Emmylou”
Rebecca Pronsky is a born and raised Brooklynite who plays twangy folk that is “as urban as it is rural, not afraid to be sophisticated” (Maverick). She’s an “allusive, poetic lyricist” (All Music Guide) with live performances that are “passionate and wry” (Time Out NY). Only Daughter, Rebecca’s newest album, will be released in March 2013 on Austin’s Nine Mile Records. It was recorded by Scott Solter (Superchunk, Mountain Goats, John Vanderslice) and produced by Rebecca’s husband and lead guitarist Rich Bennett who “puts the trimmings on the music with a battery of echo drenched, twangy leads” (Blurt). Her most adventurous work yet, the album is gritty and noir-ish, layered and dreamy, bravely disobeying the usual conventions of the Americana genre.
“Personal, anecdotal and emotional, Pronsky’s voice conveys the wisdom of experience.”
~ NPR Song of the Day
“This Brooklyn native should be a household name as far as we’re concerned… on track to become one of America’s foremost modern folk songstresses.”
~ BBC 6 Picks
“Pronsky’s performance stands head and shoulders above most of her contemporaries… an outstanding lyricist with the ability to stop you in your tracks.”
~ R2 Magazine