Downtown Comes Uptown Concert
Featuring The Marcus King Band, Ruby Amanfu, BAILEN, and Alice Phoebe Lou. The Marcus King Band Songwriter. Guitarist. Singer. Bandleader. At only 20 years of age, Marcus King’s dazzling musical ability is evident throughout The Marcus King Band, the young phenom’s second full-length LP and first for Fantasy Records. Operating within the fiery brand of American roots music that King calls "soul-influenced psychedelic southern rock," the album highlights King’s gorgeous, rough-hewn vocals, soaring guitar work, and heartfelt songwriting all amidst a group of masterful musicians, who together are quickly becoming one of the country’s most sought-after live acts.Ruby Amanfu Whether on Beyoncé’s new album Lemonade or singing her own songs, Ghana-born and Nashville-based singer-songwriter Ruby Amanfu’s voice is one you only have to hear once to remember forever. After releasing her first solo album, Smoke & Honey, in 2003 (single “Sugah” reached #3 on Billboard's air play charts), Amanfu earned Grammy recognition in 2007 for her co-writing effort on The Duhks’ “Heaven’s My Home.” For her most recent solo album, Standing Still, Amanfu interpreted songs of other writers ranging from Brandi Carlile to Woody Guthrie to Kanye West, and her powerful vocals can be found on collaborations with artists ranging from Beyoncé (“Don’t Hurt Yourself”) to Jack White (“Love Interruption”). Five record deals and two publishing deals later, Amanfu is enjoying creative freedom as she prepares for the release of her next solo album.BAILEN When they’re not touring with jazz virtuoso Raul Midón, or starring on London’s West End in the hit show Close to You; Bacharach Reimagined, 25-year-old twins Daniel (bass) and David Bailen (drums) are playing and singing in three-part harmony with their 19-year-old sister, Julia (guitar), in their band, BAILEN. Childhood friend Pierre Piscitelli (keyboards) is the fourth member of BAILEN, and the only “non” Bailen, but the band says they are working on the paperwork.Alice Phoebe Lou Alice Phoebe Lou has an artistic confidence that belies her youth; her honest storytelling, vagabond spirit, and beautiful voice have caught the ears of music lovers the world over. Lou grew up in South Africa, which indulged her love of arts and music. After finishing school, Alice’s path led to Berlin. Lou busked around Berlin with just her guitar and a small amplifier, and her talent quickly garnered a cult following. The creative community there helped Lou grow musically, and she collaborated with many musicians, including multi-instrumentalist Matteo who became Lou’s performance companion. 2016 sees Lou release her first studio album.
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