Scheuer writes for and leads the band Escapist Papers, in which he sings and plays guitar. He debuted the songs from the group's forthcoming record, "The Bridge," at the Lincoln Center's SONGBOOK series in January 2012. The record, mixed by Grammy-award-winning producer Tom Schick (Rufus Wainwright, Wilco), and produced by Geoff Kraly, will be released in 2013. The band's first album was released in 2007.
featuring Ed Romanoff / Benjamin Scheuer / Dayna Kurtz
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 8:00 PM EDT (7:30 PM Doors)
Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY
21 years and over
With diverse influences that include Folk, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Bluegrass, Country and even Classical, Natalia Zukerman has been described by public radio as “an example of the finest Americana.” She combines her unique slide guitar playing style with seductive vocals, a painter’s observing eye, unapologetic writing, and sharp wit. Zukerman’s music is as riddled with urban restlessness as it is grounded in rootsy warmth – a welcome contradiction.
“Natalia’s voice could send an orchid into bloom while her guitar playing can open a beer bottle with its teeth.” –New Yorker
“a strutting brass band one minute, a sighing lover the next.” –The Boston Globe
“a wise mix of rootsy styles from torch blues to country swing. If you’re a fan of Madeleine Peyroux, Bonnie Raitt or even Amy Winehouse, you’ll find stuff to connect with here.” –Philadelphia Daily News
Ed Romanoff’s 2012 self-titled debut is a gritty masterwork of melancholic and atmospheric Americana. The album evokes the solo work of Mark Knopfler, the swampy mysticism of New Orleans, and the kind of redemption you find at the end of an introspective night with a good bottle of whiskey. “There is something compelling about why I’m doing this now,” Ed says thoughtfully. “There is truth in a good song, and when you pursue it, and write about something real, you find out something real and true about yourself. And the more you do it, the more it helps you heal, and it heals others in a similar way. It’s a crazy circle but it works.”