Julia Easterlin / Jonathan Batiste / Fifth Nation / St. Claire
Friday, Jun 29, 2012 8:00 PM EDT
(7:30 PM Doors)
Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY
21 years and over
Julia Easterlin is a vocalist and loop artist wielding composition, production and performance in one fell swoop. One partsiren and one part technologist, she uses looping hardware to build a one-woman chorus live onstage.
This rare sound has driven Julia to recent performances at Lollapalooza, SXSW, MIDEM, CMJ, and the TEDxWomen Conference.
Jonathan Batiste is an iconic artist, unique in this generation. With his voice on piano and dapper sense of style, he has ignited the NYC music scene. He has performed in over 40 countries, has appeared in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Concertgebouw, has released several CD’s, among them “Times In New Orleans”, “Live In New York: At The Rubin Museum Of Art”, and “MY N.Y.”, and EP’s “The Amazing Jon Batiste EP” and “In The Night EP”. On T.V. he has been featured in the NBA All-Star Game Half-Time Show 2008, the HBO series “Treme”, and BET. He has collaborated with Wynton Marsalis, Prince, Jimmy Buffett, Harry Connick Jr, Roy Hargrove, Cassandra Wilson, The Gilt Groupe fashion line, and filmmaker Spike Lee among others.
3/1/09, 9 pm: Her melody struck him and drew his body to the drums, to join her there on the Texan stage. The song bonded them instantly, a moonlit rush of blood and fascination. After it ended, she turned to meet him.
The next morning she brought her guitar to his room and that weekend they declared their mutual love. Two months later they recorded their first album FLIGHT, named so for their swift take off upwards. They worked passionately, devoted themselves to the development of their project, toured the East Coast for half a year and released another album, IT'S ON, five months from the first. They survived the winter of '10 in Brooklyn NYC, during which time they recorded their latest EP, TV IS DEAD. Following an epic California tour they released their smash hit single and debut music video "I'm In Love".
They are lovers, deeply, of themselves, each other, their expanding audience and the expanding universe. They are grateful for experience and work to share their massive Sonic Love Blast with our brothers and sisters.
Brother and sister Emily and Glenn Forsythe grew up in Columbus, Ohio playing music together throughout their lives. After years spent traveling around Europe, South America and the United States, Glenn and Emily reunited in Boston, Massachusetts and started St. Claire. There they were joined by Amelia Emmet (from Mr. Sister) to record and produce their debut record "Everyone Lives Here." They now live in Brooklyn, New York.