Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Brightest Diamond, Emily Wells, Jonny Rodgers

Friday, January 28, 2011 Manic Productions presents

Daniel Street
21 Daniel Street
Milford, CT

8:00pm - 21+ - $14 ($12 advance)

Buy tickets now or pick them up at Redscroll Records

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My Brightest Diamond is spearheaded by Shara Worden, granddaughter of an Epiphone-playing traveling evangelist, fathered by a National Accordion Champion, and mothered by a classical organist. Having a family of musical wanderers who migrated across the US every few years, the landscape and the musical influences were constantly changing. Spanish tangos, Sunday morning gospel, classical and jazz were the accompaniment to her home life. Her first song was recorded at age three and by age eight she was studying piano with her uncle, Donald Ryan, and performing in community musical productions.

The year 2009 has labeled itself in the Diamond calendar as the Year of Collaboration. My Brightest Diamond released three digital EPs of remixes of A Thousand Shark's Teeth by Alfred Brown, Son Lux and Roberto Carlos Lange (the fourth installment by DM Stith will be released in 2010 digitally, in conjunction with the release of 1,500 limited edition, signed cds). Other upcoming Diamond projects include a 7 inch with Dayna Kurtz, and an album of poetry, song and photographs with artists Clare and The Reasons, Rob Moose and Murat Eyuboglu.

Continuing with 2009's collaboration theme, as a solo artist, Shara found herself in the role of The Queen with The Decemberists for their album The Hazards of Love, performing with Bryce and Aaron Dessner in The Long Count, singing with St. Vincent on David Letterman, recording a duet with David Byrne for Here Lies Love and singing the songs of new music composer Sarah Kirkland-Snider in a collection called Penelope. Asthmatic Kitty Records

Emily Wells creates music by blending her many influences. She is a classically trained violinist with a penchant for hip hop production. Live, Wells creates a lush layer of 'symphonies' by looping and live sampling everything from her violin and voice, to her many toys and electronics.

Jonny Rodgers plays beautiful, quirky songs using guitars, tuned wine glasses, loops, electronics and a unique chamber orchestra. His eerily pure voice has often been compared to the straight, beautiful tones of singers in the choral tradition; this is coupled with intricate guitar playing and unusual melodies and harmonies. Whether solo or with his full chamber orchestra, Rodgers' shows are nothing less than transporting.

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