This is our last scheduled show for our series! We will start back up in October with a few shows for 2014-2015.
Natalia Zukerman is amazing! This show will take place at a sister location in Portland! RSVP for details!
Friday, June 13th
with Louise Taylor
Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm
$20 at the door
Bring some food/beverages!
Natalia Zukerman grew up in New York City, studied art at Oberlin, worked in mural arts in San Francisco, began her songwriting career in Boston, and now resides, writes, plays and paints in Brooklyn NY. The daughter of Classical musicians Eugenia and Pinchas Zukerman, Natalia found her sound in other strings – those on slide guitar, lap steel, dobro. She found kinship in the earthiness and honesty of Folk, Bluegrass, Jazz and Blues music.
Zukerman released her first studio album Mortal Child in 2001. In 2003, Zukerman recorded her second album in Brooklyn at Headgear Studios (The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On The Radio). In 2006, Natalia collaborated with Melissa Ferrick to record “Only One” – a collection of home studio recordings fans cherish today for their intimacy. The album artwork featured a line drawing of Natalia done by New Yorker character artist Andy Friedman – one of the first inklings of Natalia tying in art with music. In 2008, Natalia collaborated with guitar hero Willy Porter who produced “Brand New Frame,” her first album on Porter’s label Weasel Records. Also in 2008, Natalia recorded and toured with “Daisycutter” a super group of fine instrumentalists from across the Folk circuit founded by standout fiddle player Sara Milonovich. In 2009, Zukerman teamed up with fellow songwriters Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton and Meg Hutchinson to form “Winterbloom.” Together they recorded “Winterbloom: Traditions Rearranged,” a series of original and traditional winter and holiday songs. Winterbloom continues to tour each December and play winter and summer festivals, most recently Lilith Fair. (www.winterbloom.com)
Zukerman is a professional guitar player and collaborator. She regularly records and tours with well known and respected musicians – including Catie Curtis, Janis Ian, Willy Porter and Susan Werner. She enjoys playing with diversely talented friends/colleagues. She has toured major Folk, Jazz, listening rooms, Rock clubs and theaters in almost every US state, and has performed at American and Canadian festivals including Lilith Fair, Philadelphia Folk Fest, Michigan Womyns Fest, Ottawa Folk & Blues Fests, Summerfolk Owen Sound, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Sisters Folk Festival, National Women’s Music Festival, and has toured overseas in The Netherlands, Germany and Japan.
20 years as a performing musician has brought Louise Taylor to intimate coffeehouses, large concert halls and festival stages across the United States and throughout Europe. Known as a writer’s writer Taylor has penned six critically acclaimed CD’s.
Her new release “Tangerine” (her first studio recording in 9 years) is a stripped down organic recording. 11 previously unrecorded gems produced by Peter Gallway and Annie Gallup highlight the intimate quality of Taylor’s lyrics and her honeyed voice. Renown percussionist/drummer Jerry Marotta (featured as the only other supporting artist on this recording) lays down throaty grooves with breathtaking nuance. For “Tangerine” Taylor has shelved her acoustic guitar and picked up a Duesenburg electric guitar to great effect.
Louise studied voice with creative genius Frank Baker whose voice was paralyzed by a stroke early in his singing career. He went on to teach voice until his death at the age of 90. Says Taylor, "Frank was the rarest of individuals who not only gave me the tools to hone my skill as a singer but, most importantly, taught me honesty... there’s no fooling an audience.”
Frank Baker also helped her to become a gifted vocal coach. Louise teaches private voice lessons locally and through Skype world wide. She also leads vocal workshops for groups of 10-20 people.
In recent years Taylor has been studying drums and percussion. In 2011 she became the percussionist and lead vocalist for the popular local Irish band “Celtic Waves”. Says Taylor “I’ve always an infinity for Ireland, it’s countrymen , and their richtraditional musical history. Playing this music is more than good for my soul!”