KACEY JOHANSING (album release party!)

KACEY JOHANSING (album release party!)

Meernaa (single release party!), James Riotto

Thu, July 20, 2017

8:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$10.00

This event is all ages

KACEY JOHANSING (album release party!)
KACEY JOHANSING (album release party!)
Described by The Bay Bridged as “gorgeous acoustic pop”, San Francisco based musician Kacey Johansing creates songs with meandering melodies, lush harmonies and moody aural landscapes. Weaving together elements of folk, jazz, pop and classical music, it sounds as if she spent years studying in old smoky theaters with icons Leonard Bernstein and Joni Mitchell directing the show, and The Beach Boys in the orchestra pit. A soulful, honeyed voice and lilting vibrato land her the leading role.

Collaboration has proven to be a fundamental part of Johansing’s creative process. She has been a member of San Francisco groups Geographer and Honeycomb, and is a current member of the experimental folk duo Yesway. Johansing has shared the stage and contributed to projects with local talents Tune-Yards, Sean Hayes, Mirah and Thao Nguyen and has collaborated with French filmmaker Vincent Moon.

Johansing’s latest release and sophomore LP, Grand Ghosts, evokes the wilderness of the California coastline that she now calls home and the isolated mountain towns in Colorado where she grew up. Sonically and thematically darker than her debut album Many Seasons (2010), Grand Ghosts grapples with loss, paying homage to loved ones who passed during the making of the record.
Meernaa (single release party!)
Meernaa (single release party!)
Meernaa is a power trio consisting of the space between the stars also known as Dark Matter. Meernaa began as a side project between two former members of bay area band DRMS (Carly Bond and Robert Shelton), after recruiting old pal Nick De Ryss to lay down some slick beats, they have decided to spend most of their waking life to writing and recording for this project. A record is in process!
James Riotto
James Riotto
Hello! My name is James Riotto and I am a Bay Area producer, recording engineer, composer, and performer. I've had the pleasure of working with some amazing people in this capacity, including John Vanderslice, Sean Hayes, Mohsen Namjoo, The Mountain Goats, Thao Nguyen, Merrill Garbus, Charlie Hunter, Marty Ehrlich, Geographer, Sophie Hunger, Shannon and the Clams, Astronauts etc, Kacey Johansing, Guy Fox, DRMS and many, many others.

I've toured the country in rock bands, transcribed Mingus' "The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady", arranged music for a 24-piece Magik*Magik*Orchestra, and performed my own songs in a bunch of very different projects. I am a full-time house producer/engineer at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco, though I freelance at other studios. I've also released several albums of my own music, most recently an EP called End of the World.

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Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com