GOODNIGHT MOONSHINE / NOBODYS GIRL - East Rock Concert Series, Sunday November 17, at mActivity Coffee Bar
Fernando Pinto Presents: Goodnight Moonshine (Featuring Molly Venter of Red Molly and Roosevelt Dime) + NOBODYS GIRL (Formerly The Sirens of South Austin)
At East Rock Concert Series - Sunday November 17 at mActivity Coffee Bar
Doors: 6:30pm / Showtime 7pm - All- Ages
Tickets $20. In advance and $25. At the door
Every once in a while, an album comes along thats a breath of fresh air...a statement of substance and grace that reminds us of lifes bigger picture: keeping a marriage afloat, raising children, dealing with death, loving your partner, finding yourself, claiming your independence. On Goodnight Moonshines upcoming June 1st Im the Only One Who Will Tell You, Youre Bad, the duo delivers a funny, smart, explicit, raw, honest, mature, witty collection of Folk-Pop songs that reflect the messiness of partnership (in its many forms,) parenthood and growing up, while evoking the emotionally resonant aesthetic of Shawn Colvin and Patty Griffin.
When you first hear Goodnight Moonshine it brings a wave of nostalgia, conjuring teenage heartache- then perhaps a similar sensation to falling deeply in love. As the music fades you're left grappling with what it is to stay in love with something both beautiful and flawed. Courageous unveiling and depth of experience make the collaboration between married couple Molly Venter and Eben Pariser addictively captivating.
Molly Venter's voice bends from a sweet moan to a gritty shout and back into a playful run in the space of a few bars and "it all goes down like silk," writes American Songwriter Magazine - "few singers turn first time listeners into eternal fanatics as effortlessly as Molly Venter." The emotional potency of her voice is surrounded and supported by a lush landscape of harmonies and minimalist orchestrations conceived by Eben, on vocals and electric guitar. Co-writing often, the couple uses the creative process to explore a healthy authentic relationship. Both wholesome and irreverent, they sing of grief and joy in equal measure; Molly gives smooth delivery to Eben's assertions while Eben gives form and focus to Molly's raw passion. Their music encourages listeners to embrace opposing desires, to challenge as well as support each other through inspiration and dissolution, and hopefully to share this journey with their larger communities. Venters voice has caught the ear of industry giants, and been prominently featured on FOX television, Apple Computers and in Warner Brothers films. Molly and Ebens Co-write "Willow Tree" was a #1 hit on the folk charts in 2014 and was featured in USA Today. Consummate performers, Molly and Eben have also appeared nationally and internationally, 100+ shows a year, with their respective bands Red Molly and Roosevelt Dime. Goodnight Moonshine tours with upright bassist Adam Chilenski and their two-year old son Otis.
+ NOBODYS GIRL
Hailing from Texas, Alabama, and Georgia respectively, now neighbors in Austin, BettySoo, Grace Pettis, and Rebecca Loebe are bewitching audiences with sumptuous harmonies and unforgettable songwriting. Friends now for a decade, they first met at the legendary Kerrville Folk Festival, each winners of the annual New Folk award. Luscious harmony singers, effortless instrumentalists, seasoned touring artists they recognized what each can accomplish individually could be made all the stronger by collaboration. Now, the spark has been set, the fire lit. Their individual and collective fans are eating it up. A video of Fast Car garnered twenty-thousand views on Facebook within days of posting. The harmonies are thrilling; echoes of Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadts Trio recordings. The songs are powerful and spare. The stage presence confident and assured. Their collabortion has resulted in their forthcoming EP Waterline under the band name NOBODY's GIRL to be released in the fall on the Lucky Hound label. Currently on their Sirens of South Austin Tour throughout the Northeast and South from March through May which includes venue, festival and house concert dates, Rebecca Loebe, Grace Pettis and BettySoo will be sharing songs from their individual solo albums, a few special covers, as well as originals from their newly recorded EP.
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