Allie Crow Buckley Residency

Bootleg Theater Presents

Allie Crow Buckley Residency

Johanna Samuels, The Wild Reeds, Lili Hayes (DJ set)

Mon. March 5, 2018

8:30 pm

Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage

Los Angeles, CA

Free

This event is 21 and over

Specialty cocktail by Yola Mezcal

Free mini bouquets by Yasmine Mei

Allie Crow Buckley
Allie Crow Buckley
Allie Crow Buckley's music is of the high-lonesome, Pacific variety - a product of her lifelong love of sounds she heard in her roving family’s many homes. Born in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco in ’93, the Pacific Ocean has always been her backyard. Her twenty-four years have been spent in Mendocino, New Zealand, Venice Beach, and Malibu, the strange beach town on the edge of Los Angeles where she wrote the songs you hear today.
Johanna Samuels
Johanna Samuels
Indie-songstress Johanna Samuels is a breath of fresh air. She revives the singer-songwriter genre with carefully crafted lyrics and earnest pop-laden choruses. The native New Yorker grew up in Los Angeles, before returning to NY at the age of 18. She spent her time in school singing in school choirs, learning to play the songs of her musical heroes by ear. Naturally, Samuels began writing music of her own in her bedroom. At a time where the burgeoning music scene in Brooklyn was bustling DIY venues merging shows that showcased both well-known indie acts with dozens of undiscovered artists, Samuels was inspired to take her songs to the stage. Soon she was playing sold out shows at Glasslands and Union Pool.

In 2012 she recorded and self-released a six-track EP, Giant Fantasy Life and assembled a 4-piece backing band. Her sincere performances drew audiences in, making her one of the most promising acts to rise out of the New York indie scene.

In early spring of 2013 she recorded her first full-length album, titled Double Bind. After recording basic tracks with the band at a quilt factory-turned-studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Samuels and drummer Fen Ikner worked on the tracks whenever the had a chance.The songs on Double Bind were written in Johanna's apartment in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and all share a sentiment of necessary separation or as Samuels puts it "…attempting to own myself and stand on my two feet."

She explains, "While recording the album, a good friend had described the term Double Bind: a dynamic wherein two emotional demands are met but consequently negate each other, leaving one person to feel trapped. For some reason that struck a deep chord in me. It is from that place that many of these songs grew."

Samuels moved back to LA late last year, a sound that is reflected in her upcoming EP Home and Dry: Told a Lie. The songs on the EP melt thoughtful narratives with sunny arrangements. Samuels enters the latest chapter in her artistry, while earnestly pouring out her heart, soul and creativity in the form of ear candy for us all. The best is yet to come.
The Wild Reeds
The Wild Reeds
Progressive Folk-Rock - The Wild Reeds have transformed from a three part harmony driven band to a full indie folk rock force that has been sweeping the West Coast. In the past year The Wild Reeds have toured along side artist such as Noah Gundersen and Israel Nash while also making an appearance at festivals such as Newport Folk Festival’s sister of the West, Way Over Yonder, Make Music Pasadena, Echo Park Rising, Claremont Folk Festival, Lightning in a Bottle.

"Blind and Brave is a collection of notably poignant tracks that weave smooth melodies driven banjos and swirling guitars together. While the production is noticeably polished the emotions and messages are stripped bare as the quintet deliver heartfelt elegies through a roller coaster of highs and lows.” - Mindequalsblown.net

"Combining indie folk, the LA sound of the ’70s, and traditional folk, the band’s debut album is gorgeous, thoughtful, and simply outstanding.” - The Revue

"When the gals in The Wild Reeds sing in harmony, it’s as if they’re long-lost triplets reunited at a campfire.” - Freebikevalet.com
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/