DJing by Kacey Johansing, Bart Davenport

Album Release Show!

DJing by Kacey Johansing

Bart Davenport

Anna Ash

Fri, September 28, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco, CA

$9.00 - $12.00

This event is 18 and over

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DJing by Kacey Johansing
DJing by Kacey Johansing
Described by The Bay Bridged as “gorgeous acoustic pop”, San Francisco based musician Kacey Johansing creates songs with meandering melodies, lush harmonies and moody aural landscapes. Weaving together elements of folk, jazz, pop and classical music, it sounds as if she spent years studying in old smoky theaters with icons Leonard Bernstein and Joni Mitchell directing the show, and The Beach Boys in the orchestra pit. A soulful, honeyed voice and lilting vibrato land her the leading role.

Collaboration has proven to be a fundamental part of Johansing’s creative process. She has been a member of San Francisco groups Geographer and Honeycomb, and is a current member of the experimental folk duo Yesway. Johansing has shared the stage and contributed to projects with local talents Tune-Yards, Sean Hayes, Mirah and Thao Nguyen and has collaborated with French filmmaker Vincent Moon.

Johansing’s latest release and sophomore LP, Grand Ghosts, evokes the wilderness of the California coastline that she now calls home and the isolated mountain towns in Colorado where she grew up. Sonically and thematically darker than her debut album Many Seasons (2010), Grand Ghosts grapples with loss, paying homage to loved ones who passed during the making of the record. While Many Seasons reads more like a playbill, featuring a rotating cast of skilled friends and local musicians, Grand Ghosts was intended to capture the chemistry shared by the more permanent cast consisting of Johansing (electric guitar, piano, organ, vocals), Jeremy Harris (guitar, piano, vocals, and string arrangements), Robert Shelton (keyboards), James Riotto (bass), Ezra Lipp (drums), and Andrew Maguire (vibraphone, percussion).
Bart Davenport
Bart Davenport
Bart Davenport is a Bay Area native and something of a legend here. Davenport was in The Loved Ones and is the always dancing frontman from Honeycut, a disco-rock band featured at the very first Treasure Island Music Festival. Bart's '60s and '70s tinged R&B dance rock will get just about anyone moving, from power-poppers to slow-jammers. He's like our own Mick Jagger, and even with only an acoustic guitar, you will be sure to enjoy yourself immensely at a live show. This year, Bart has put out a solo album, Searching for Bart Davenport, with acoustic covers of songs by the likes of Love, David Byrne, Kings of Convenience and more.

LAUREN ROSENTHAL
Venue Information:
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/