Aaron Embry

Bootleg Theater Presents

Aaron Embry

Nedelle Torrisi (record release show), Henry Wolfe

Tue. May 15, 2018

8:30 pm

Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage

Los Angeles, CA

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

Aaron Embry
Aaron Embry
At the tail end of his three-year stint as the piano player for the Los Angeles ensemble Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Aaron Embry finally found the voice for which he'd been searching. He discovered this voice captive in an arch top tenor guitar, a harmonica, and a small stack of moleskine notebooks. Travel-ready and now equipped with his new discoveries, Embry found a current and the songs came up like a flood.

He wrote at a prolific rate while on tour throughout the late spring and fall of last year, a body of songs born among communal, creative atmospheres of life on the road with Sharpe and of time on the rails with the numerous musicians of 2011's Railroad Revival Tour. As a songwriter, Embry cut his teeth by recording and touring with greats such as Elliott Smith, Willie Nelson, and Daniel Lanois, among plenty of others.

In April 2012 he began recording, and the outcome is Tiny Prayers: a 10-track collection that explores a wide range of emotions while anchored in the cardinal folk tradition of simplicity. Elemental song structures and spartan acoustic arrangements bring Embry up close and in focus as a songwriter, singer, and musician. Lyrics such as "Is my happiness dependent on its own design? Am I only waking up to leave my dreams behind?" are evidence of his love for emotional complexity, while his voice and bare instrumentation carve melodies that are built like something low to the ground yet wide as the sky.
Nedelle Torrisi (record release show)
Nedelle Torrisi (record release show)
Henry Wolfe
Henry Wolfe
Henry Wolfe is an LA singer songwriter. Drawing on memories of the 20th century, his sound fuses 60s pop and RnB, 70s singer songwriter and 80s New Romantic into something strange, new and slippery. His music has been likened to a range of acts, from Roxy Music and Talk Talk to Paul Simon and Nina Simone. He is currently working on his third solo album.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/