Friday, March 13, 2009
Naomi Sommers at Café 9
Naomi Sommers home-coming show and CD release concert!
Thursday, March 27th
show starts @ 8PM
250 State Street, New Haven
Connecticut native Naomi grew up in a home full of music and instruments, performing since middle school with her parents and brother in the Sommers Rosenthal Family Band. Over the years she has sung and played flute, banjo, and guitar on more than 15 records released on her father Phil’s independent American Melody label, and has recorded two albums under her own name, as well as one with old-time country slow-grass duo Gray Sky Girls.
This year Naomi has released an album recorded in Nashville, produced by the acclaimed musician/producer Jim Rooney (John Prine, Iris Dement, Nanci Griffith, Bonnie Raitt). Jim’s enthusiasm over Naomi’s songs and her voice prompted him to end a hiatus from the music business to make this record. The album was engineered by David Fergusson (Johnny Cash/Rick Rubin) and features a backup band of some of Nashville’s finest musicians. Naomi’s trusted family and friends traveled from New England to play on the record as well. She is thrilled to present the resulting collection of songs, the culmination of years of devotion to the craft of songwriting and to the merging of traditional and contemporary styles in American music.