Joshua Grondin 07:00 PM
Jacqueline Becker 08:00 PM
Eddie Berman and the Iron Rails 09:00 PM
Frith 10:00 PM
Eddie Berman (Los Angeles, CA) writes vivid, poetic songs atop fleet finger picking guitar and clawhammer banjo. His stories span from wistful misanthropes after a plague to lovers defying the laws of space and time. Eddie’s eponymous debut EP came out in 2011 and has been featured in numerous programs on the world famous KCRW. He has since assembled Eddie Berman & The Iron Rails. Their first full length LP is scheduled to be released in August 2012.
Following the release of her self-titled debut album in July 2010, Jacqueline Becker, a Yale graduate hailing from Orange County, CA, embarked on a three-week tour of Europe, where she received an incredibly warm welcome playing to sold out audiences. While drawing on an array of pop, soul and jazz influences, Jacqueline creates her own refreshing, contemporary work. Her songs combine the surging power of Alicia Keys with the delicate restraint of Norah Jones. “Within seconds you realize that she is a very special talent, her achingly soulful voice instantly able to command the attention of the room. Her band provides a wonderfully empathic backdrop to Jacqueline’s beautiful croonings.”—The Icarus Club review (UK, London) You can see Jacqueline Becker's song, "Eyes on You," co-written with Klaus Badelt (Gladiator, Pirates Of The Caribbean) and the Theme Park Gang in the original soundtrack of "Seven Days in Utopia", featuring Robert Duvall and Melissa Leo. Becker’s smoky soprano was also recently featured on an Elle Magazine original animation series, Dirty Little Secret, where she voices Riley Kendrick, a twenty-something navigating the world of New York’s fashion elite. Her song, “Glass Was Sand”, was featured on episode 7 of the series. She is currently writing and exploring new sounds for her follow-up release, an EP due in Summer 2012.
Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Josh Grondin has been playing music since he was 8, and has been bouncing around the LA music scene for over a decade now. In addition to his work as a solo artist and film composer, he has played live or on record with such bands as The Hanks, Count, Darci Cash, The Parson Redheads, The Active Set, Big Japan, The Sound of Animals Fighting & AKW. He has racked up hundreds of live performances across the US, and had placements on dozens of TV shows and several films. He is releasing his second album as a solo artist this fall, a full-length that synthesizes the most diverse collection of musical flavors yet from him. While this sounds douchey, Josh Grondin and his representatives would like to assure you, it is not. It is actually a good damn time.