MOCA Cleveland & Grog Shop presents The Leyla McCalla Trio / The Whiskey Hollow / In2ative w guest artist Demarco Sleeper

MOCA Cleveland & Grog Shop presents The Leyla McCalla Trio / The Whiskey Hollow / In2ative w guest artist Demarco Sleeper

The Whiskey Hollow

Thu · March 16, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Grog Shop

$10.00 - $15.00

Off Sale

This event is all ages

Leyla McCalla Trio at The Grog Shop 
Curated by MOCA Cleveland | In partnership with The Grog Shop 

MOCA Cleveland & Grog Shop presents The Leyla McCalla Trio / The Whiskey Hollow / In2ative w guest artist Demarco Sleeper

The Leyla McCalla Trio
The Leyla McCalla Trio
BIOGRAPHY
Leyla McCalla is a New York-born Haitian-American living in New Orleans, who sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, and plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful and witty—it vibrates with three centuries of history, yet also feels strikingly fresh, distinctive and contemporary.

Leyla’s debut album, Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes, was named 2013’s Album of the Year by the London Sunday Times and Songlines magazine, and received additional raves from a number of other publications, including the New York Times, Boston Globe and Offbeat, for its haunting mixture of music and message.

Now, having toured extensively in the U.S., Europe and Israel in support of Vari-Colored Songs, Leyla is focusing on her next album. Titled A Day For The Hunter, A Day For The Prey, the album was released in the spring of 2016 by Jazz Village/Harmonia Mundi. A Day For The Hunter, A Day For The Prey continues to explore the themes of social justice and pan-African consciousness that marked Vari-Colored Songs, and once again features songs sung in English, French and Haitian Creole. The album also includes guest appearances by legendary guitarist Marc Ribot, Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Louis Michot of the Lost Bayou Ramblers, and New Orleans singer-songwriter/guitarist Sarah Quintana.

"It's an exhilarating thing, hearing a musical virtuoso explore her voice's unanticipated potential in all of the ways that Leyla McCalla does." - NPR's "Songs We Love"
The Whiskey Hollow
The Whiskey Hollow
Genuine music for the soul.

"It has been almost 18 months since Finn began recording with Gabe Swarts at Engine Room Recording, and she has finally been able to lay some of the demons that appeared on the last album to rest. Finn has always worn emotions on her sleeve, or in this case in revealingly expressive facial features exposed by her signature short haircut. “I noticed that I wrote my first song in a major key for the most part the other day, which was really fun for me,” she laughs. “It’s crazy to think that I would ever write happy music, but here I am.”

Finn’s voice holds a convincing twang accompanying acoustic guitar for much of X WATERS while maintaining a controlled, pulsating power so strong it could knock you over. “We did a Sofar Cleveland show and you could hear a pin drop,” a wide-eyed Finn says about one intense performance of the song 'Seasons'." -- BriteWinter.com
Venue Information:
The Grog Shop
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd
Cleveland, OH, 44106
http://grogshop.gs/