Drinking from Puddles on 07/06/11
Live on Drinking From Puddles for 07/06/11 it's both Ezza Rose (early) and the return of Cheyenne Marie Mize (late) !!
Ezza Rose was born and raised in Julian, California, a small gold rush town on the border of the Anza Borrego desert and San Diego county line. She moved to Portland, OR in 2007 where her music started to blossom. Coming from a town with a heavy folk and bluegrass scene, she found herself writing primarily in these veins. Ezza played solo for a little over a year when she stumbled across Aubrey Webber (cello, and back up vox), John Vecchiarelli (drums) and William Joersz (upright bass). The four started playing shows, and in doing so, found Ashley King (violin, back up vox) and Kyle Butz (banjo, ukulele, accordion). With lilting three part harmonies, some blues, bluegrass, and folk influences, Ezza Rose has found a niche in the rising indie-pop scene. The group now plays in venues ranging from hole-in-the-wall bars to some of Portland’s most coveted stages. Ezza’s debut album, “Through The Music Box,” came out self-released in July of 2009. Engineered and mixed by Lance Andrew Leonnig. Her upcoming second album will be released spring of 2011. Recorded at Type Foundry in Portland, OR with Adam Selzer-- http://www.myspace.com/ezzarose "Ezza Rose is a young, rising star in the local folk arena. Her beautiful voice and stunning sense of melody and harmony has quickly gained her a loyal following.." - The Woods
It’s a challenge not to fall in love with Cheyenne Marie Mize. Whimsical, haunting, dreamlike folk that’s dynamic and eschews the traditional folk formulae, her debut, Before Lately, is an amalgamation of contradictions – rugged and gentle, innocent and forlorn, spacious and intimate, desolate and uplifting. Guitar, piano, bells, occasional percussion, and honey-tinged vocals make up this simple, immaculate collection of vintage torch ballads, engrossed in twinkling bucolic imagery that showcases a soul twice her age. Mize’s talent certainly did not go unnoticed. While Mize is no stranger to her hometown of Louisville by way of her other bands, Arnett Hollow and the Carter Family-channeling Maiden Radio, she introduced herself internationally on the 10″ release Among the Gold with Bonnie “Prince” Billy – a collection of late 19th century American parlor music handpicked by Mize and Oldham. Mize continued her alliance with Ben Sollee as a major player in the Dear Companion tour supporting Ben and Daniel Martin Moore’s collaborative Sub Pop release in early 2010. More importantly, 2010 is the year in which Mize takes the front of the stage supporting her amazing solo debut. The challenge is on, but Mize will be hard to avoid in the near future.-- http://shinyplaces.com/
Coming to Drinking From Puddles:
07/13/11- Jon Anderson (formerly of Yes) !!