The Bowery Presents
Joanna Newsom

Joanna Newsom

Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi

Fri, December 11, 2015

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Apollo Theater

New York, NY

$59.50, $49.50

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This event is all ages

Joanna Newsom
Joanna Newsom
Since Joanna Newsom’s first album, The Milk-Eyed Mender, came out in 2004, her music has been an ever-growing category unto itself for listeners around the world. Her albums are regularly found on "Best of the Year" and "Best of the Decade" lists. Newsom’s highly-anticipated fourth album, Divers, will be released October 23rd on Drag City. Some early accolades for Divers:

"Joanna Newsom's fourth album is a treasure trove of melody and learning that rewards prolonged, enraptured study." -- Uncut UK
"No one comes close to Newsom in terms of storytelling" -- Mojo UK
"A meticulous musical architect" -- New York Times
Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi
Singer/songwriter Alela Diane and guitarist Ryan Francesconi have uniquely collaborated to create Cold Moon. The two musicians talked at a friend's show in October 2014, chatting about how they were both experiencing creative standstills. Ryan was lacking inspiration to make more instrumental music, and Alela was at a loss for how to dive into writing a new record after the birth of her daughter. A few days later, Ryan asked Alela if she would be into collaborating and then sent her several recordings of intricate, beautiful guitar pieces. Alela listened on repeat while staring out the window at the changing leaves, initially unsure how to sing even a note over what she heard. Eventually, something clicked. Words came first, and with words, melody followed. Throughout the winter, Alela made trips across town to Ryan's house to woodshed the songs over cups of tea. Before they knew it, they had a record--a collaboration of voice and guitar with intangible moods and resonances--a collection that calls you to reflect and be hopeful.

A wintry music born in December. And so rose the Cold Moon.

Alela Diane is a critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter from Nevada City, CA currently living in Portland, Oregon. She's released four albums including "The Pirate's Gospel" in 2007, "To Be Still" in 2009, "Wild Divine" in 2011 and "About Farewell" in 2013.

Ryan Francesconi is a composer, guitarist, balkan musician, programmer, and cyclist living in Portland, Oregon. Recent projects include arranging Joanna Newsom's "Have One On Me", a solo guitar record "Parables", and "Road To Palios" - his latest album of duets with Mirabai Peart released by Bella Union.
Venue Information:
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York, NY, 10027
http://www.apollotheater.org/