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EMMA AYRES//JOCELYN MACKENZIE//ZOE BOEKBINDER

Fri, Sep 23 - 7:30 pm

Presented by Hawks & Reed

$12-$15

Hawks & Reed Ballroom
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EMMA AYRES//JOCELYN MACKENZIE//ZOE BOEKBINDER

EMMA AYRES//JOCELYN MACKENZIE//ZOE BOEKBINDER

Fri, Sep 23, 2022 7:30 PM

$12 ADV/$15ATD

 

EMMA AYRES

Emma Ayres is an Azorean-American singer-songwriter. They call what they write: folk journalism. Like a magpie atop a shimmering nest of 29 years of stories, the cinematic reel of Americana inspired sounds leads the listener through an archive of familial memory, the high lonesome rasp of loves lost and won, and an unshakable political ethos. Ayres’ lyrics are a love affair between metaphor and mythology. Like a dog howling at something you can’t see but makes you bristle regardless, their music makes you stop… and listen.

Ayres’s tenacious passion for storytelling steers the helm of the song—she is releasing the much-awaited EP “Hard Work” on June, 18, 2022.

They are currently working on a folk-opera about the socio-political history of the flooding of the Quabbin Valley titled: “The Water Project.”

In the past, you might have seen Emma playing and singing in the Western, MA based folk band, June & The Bee, Ruby Mack, or the indie rock band, Old Flame.

 

Official Site: www.emmaayres.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmaayresmusic

Bandcamp: https://emmaayres.bandcamp.com/

 

JOCELYN MACKENZIE

With a shape-shifting sound that is at once personal and universal, Jocelyn Mackenzie creates intimate pop songs for a generation of seekers. She is a Brooklyn-based musician, maker, and psychic medium, best known as the singing drummer from Brooklyn’s indie-pop trio Pearl and the Beard. She released her debut solo album PUSH on Righteous Babe Records in early 2021, which American Songwriter calls “unique and infectious.” PUSH was arranged entirely for string quartet and includes compositions from an all-star team of composers including Franz Nicolay (The Hold Steady), Adam Schatz (Japanese Breakfast, Sylvan Esso), and Emily Hope Price (Pearl and the Beard, Kishi Bashi).

Her music, which Under the Radar describes as “spirited, powerful, [and] jubilant,” has been heard in commercials, film, theater, and television. At her core, Mackenzie’s extra-sensory skills inform her creative expressions, integrating media and meaning to create a sound that is both sensual and personal, “at once timeless and very much necessary in this moment.” (Popdust)

Official Site: https://www.jocelynmackenzie.com

EPK: https://www.jocelynmackenzie.com/epk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jocelynmcknz

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jocelynmcknz

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jocelynmcknz

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtVD6fHBNaA382DU42-kO-g

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1t7eNuO9khWwokxBtCwVzr

iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/jocelyn-mackenzie/398668921

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/jocelynmcknz

 

Zoe Boekbinder – folksinger and activist

Nomadic at heart and a creator at their core, Zoe Boekbinder (they/them) was born on a farm into a family of four children. While music wasn’t very present in their upbringing, Boekbinder recalls some of their first memories as making up songs. For them, music is as natural and as necessary as breath, and the way they engage as an activist. Boekbinder was raised, in part, by their grandfather — a Holocaust survivor. Having survived the horrific, prejudiced violence of his past, he instilled in Boekbinder a deep belief in justice, equality, and anti-racism. Songwriting has become their resistance language, a way to lift up the voices and stories of people who are marginalized by capitalism.

Using their music as a platform to bring light to stories and voices otherwise unheard, lost or forgotten, Boekbinder continues their empowering work from their hometown in New Orleans, LA, performing both as a solo artist and in collaborations with artists including Ani DiFranco, Amanda Palmer, Spoon Jackson, Jolie Holland, Neil Gaiman, and Mirah.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl4mJh9sOVNlg0NluOXKHdA

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5WDhdWVcgfQkhgxka9j119?si=3SJ4c1GgQrC5fo4pM_6zdQ&dl_branch=1

Bandcamp: https://zoeboekbinder.bandcamp.com/

Instagram and Twitter: @zoeboekbinder

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZoeBoekbinderMusic/

 

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