Wed Jan 6 2016

7:00 PM (Doors 5:00 PM)

Daryl's House

130 Route 22 Pawling, NY 12564

All Ages

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Freedy's "Bad Reputation" and Jeffrey's version of "In Your Eyes" were 90's breakthrough hits.

Freedy Johnston & Jeffrey Gaines plus Leslie DiNicola

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  • Freedy Johnston

    Freedy Johnston

    Singer-Songwriter

    A gifted songwriter whose lyrics paint sometimes witty, often poignant portraits of characters often unaware of how their lives have gone wrong, Freedy Johnston seemingly appeared out of nowhere in the early '90s and quickly established himself as one of the most acclaimed new singer/songwriters of the day. Johnston was born in 1961 in Kinsley, KS, a small town with the odd distinction of being equidistant between New York City and San Francisco. Freedy is currently promoting his 2015 release, “Neon Repairman” which debuted to rave reviews.

  • Jeffrey Gaines

    Jeffrey Gaines

    Pop

    Singer/songwriter and guitarist Jeffrey Gaines brought a unique, original voice to the sea of singer/songwriters that emerged in the 1990s. Born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Gaines studied drawing and painting as a child, but became interested in singing while in his teens, joining local cover bands and taking his cue from the recordings of musicians like John Lennon, David Bowie, Paul Weller, Ray Davies and Elvis Costello. After high school, Gaines was offered the singer slot for a New York rock & roll band, but turned it down to move to Philadelphia, where he signed with Chrysalis Records in 1990. His self-titled 1992 debut, featuring The Band's Garth Hudson on saxophone, organ and accordion, drew critical praise from far and wide, and put him on the musical map as a sensitive folk-rock artist. Somewhat Slightly Dazed followed in 1994, and in 1998 Gaines returned with Galore. Always Be marked Gaines first release for the new millennium.

  • Leslie DiNicola

    Leslie DiNicola

    Pop

    Nationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Leslie DiNicola has a rare gift for the sonic snapshot—through the poetic accessibility of her writing style she captures personal moments with a universal perspective.

    “I want to share my experiences in song so that others can see their lives mirrored and pass through the door of whatever is troubling them or holding them back,” the NYC-based artist explains. Each of Leslie’s releases is a photo journal, a collection of “in the moment,” unposed music portraits that reveal the core of herself and her artistry. Her latest, the EP Some Greener Yard, is her most well composed and elegantly revealing body of work.

    Leslie has been frequently described as “combining the grittiness of Janis Joplin with the vulnerability of Alison Krauss.” It’s a potent sensibility that has endeared her to critics, fans, other established artists, and industry vets. Things To Do, See & Eat in NYC succinctly enthuses: “This girl is going places.” October Project’s Julie Flanders says: “DiNicola pours her full soul and tremendous heart into songs you will recognize for their mysterious way of telling your secret story with her powerful voice.” Leslie has worked with such respected music biz names as Ron Allaire (Keith Richards, Madonna, David Bowie, Shakira), Julian Coryell (Aimee Mann, Leonard Cohen, Jewel, Alanis Morisette), Erich Gobel (John Mayer, Ray Charles), Mark Schulman (P!nk, Cher, Foreigner), and Ellis Traver (Diane Birch, Fischerspooner, Sean Lennon, and Mark Ronson).

    As a live performer, her commanding vocals and smoldering stage presence have enabled her to sell out solo shows and hold her own alongside renowned artists like Tyler Hilton, Howie Day, Jaymay and October Project. Leslie is also a highly in-demand artist singing the “National Anthem” at major league sporting events across the country.

    Leslie experienced a creative watershed time period recording her previous EP, Draw Back Your Bow (2011). This was a sophisticated and imaginative covers collection that resonated deeply with the public, and her mesmerizing renditions of Journey’s “Separate Ways” and U2’s “With Or Without You” peaked on the CMJ charts all over the country. Simply put: Studying world-class pop songs helped Leslie become a sharper and more expressive songwriter. 

There is a gracefulness to her latest five-song collection; Some Greener Yard feels quaint, emotionally direct, and hopeful. The elegantly elegiac “Weight” tenderly salutes a deceased friend. The redemptive “It’s Alright” features pastoral folk guitars and subtle gospel-y organs and sends a message of love and warmth to a friend who lost her father. And the euphoric Motown-esque-meets-1980s new wave “Stay” brightens the EP with the uplifting message that people can always fall in love and still feel that childlike wonder of new relationships.

    This is Leslie’s second project with Julian Coryell, and he has been an essential artistic ally during this period of her career. “Julian doesn’t allow anything between me and the songs except the truth,” she explains. The two are currently working on their third project together, crafting a slew of boldly creative tracks to be released in November 2014.

    “When I look back at the work I’ve done, it’s like going through scrapbooks,” Leslie says thoughtfully. “Each song is like a photograph of the person I was in a particular moment. It tells a story that my soul needed to tell. I hope these songs comfort people and give them an inherent sense of hope against life’s sorrow because that’s why I listen to music. And that’s why I write music.”

Freedy Johnston & Jeffrey Gaines plus Leslie DiNicola

Wed Jan 6 2016 7:00 PM

(Doors 5:00 PM)

Daryl's House Pawling NY
Freedy Johnston & Jeffrey Gaines plus Leslie DiNicola
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Freedy's "Bad Reputation" and Jeffrey's version of "In Your Eyes" were 90's breakthrough hits.