About This Event
Doors Open:6:30 PM
Show Time:7:30 PM
TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
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In their lifetime EF have spawned dozens of imitators, but their consummate blend of jazz, folk, no wave, and avant rock, to name a few of the prominent strands of their tightly woven style, has kept them at the top of their own category: music that relentlessly rejects the passing trend in favor of a higher artistic goal.
Singer Jennifer Charles, like the priestess of an ancient rite, transports audiences to the other side of reality’s veil, guiding and freeing them with her incantations and gestures. Her voice possesses one of music’s most unique and unmistakable tones. Her lyrics, spanning the transcendent, personal and political, reflect her wide reading but also come from a deep wellspring of language that is redolent of profound inspiration, incomparable to anything else in music, but in which can be discerned a lineage tracing through Leonard Cohen to Federico Garcia Lorca — at whose family homestead the band was invited to perform.
The main architect of the group’s sound, guitarist Oren Bloedow, employs a powerful arsenal of musical effects to plant each lance of Jennifer’s vocals deep in the listener’s ear and heart. His harmony, taste and restraint have made him a weapon of choice for such artists as Antony, Meshell Ndegeocello and Rufus Wainwright, among countless others, but it is in his own Elysian Fields where his playing and writing truly shine.
In their private, under-the-radar existence, EF have been quietly making music and putting out records for close to two decades. This ‘we do what we do’ ethic has made them a cult band with legions of devoted followers across the globe, a league of loyalists who have stayed with Jennifer and Oren from their first Eureka moment, “This is the music I have been waiting for all my life!” being a common fan letter refrain.
This LPR live performance will be a special chamber ensemble concert, where Oren and Jennifer will be joined by Dana Lyn (violin), Katie Sheele (oboe) and Yusuke Yamamoto (vibes). The evenings selections will include the music that jC and OB composed for Jim Findlay’s ‘Dream of the Red Chamber’, the immersive dream/sleep theater piece, as well as a selection of moody classics from the EF catalogue.
EF are honored to have Charles Gayle opening the set with his solo piano work.
Lyenn is a remarkable vocal talent. He produces melodious sounds, ranging from angelic, soft whispers to piercing, tortured screams. His vocals penetrate deep layers of emotion and create an intense, chilling experience for his audience. Lyenn’s music grazes the soul, using a wide variety of instruments sparingly and soberly.
As an accomplished live artist, Lyenn has toured extensively, in Europe and beyond, performing solo, in his varied bands, and accompanying Mark Lanegan as bass player. He has recorded with such exceptional musicians as Marc Ribot, Shahzad Ismaily, Ches Smith, Doug Wieselman, Joel Hamilton, Jolie Holland and Sam Amidon.
With “The Jollity of my Boon Companion,” Lyenn released a brilliant debut album at the end of 2009, on which ten breathtaking tracks plunge the listener into a tension ﬁlled rewarding journey.
“Vowels Fade First” was released in 2011. Its ﬁve tracks are calmer compared to earlier work, but still possess the same underlying intensity that Lyenn is known for. His music reveals rather well the contradictory nature of his alluring and elusive personality. In every form, experiencing Lyenn’s music is an intimate encounter.
Lyenn is currently working on a new album.