Saturday, July 22nd
@8PM; Live! From the Red Room: Elliot Taylor, BAERD and The Tree That Falls
Elliot Taylor, who was named Sky TV’s best, unsigned
live act, has a sound that is unrefined, soulful, and genuine. Taylor
draws his lyrical inspiration from traveling the northern English countryside
in his 1970 VW camper van, “Bessie.” He has also received BBC Radio 1 airplay
and has been featured on several indie film soundtracks.
BAERD is a progressive folk band from Boston,
Massachusetts. Founded at Berklee College of Music, the group draws influence from
jazz, Americana, classical, R&B, and world music. BAERD’s lyricism and
instrumental precision is inspired by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Punch
Brothers, and Radiohead. Their debut album, Progress, was
released on September 1, 2016.
The Tree That Falls is a joint project between
cellist Cristobal Cruz-Garcia and guitarist John Shafer. TTTF incorporates the
modern fingerstyle technique for both guitar and cello while taking influences
from a wide variety of world styles and genres.
Tune in: www.thebirn.com/events/?event=10403
Friday, July 21st
@8PM; Live! From the Red Room: Colombia Le Canta A Boston
Hailing from the state of Arauca in the eastern plains of Colombia,
singer-songwriter Joseito Oviedo gives a performance to celebrate Colombian
independence. His music blends the virtuosic nature of traditional joropo music
with a modern flare. Joining Oviedo for this very special occasion are current
Berklee students Naty "Nativa" Hernández (vocals) and Juan
Ruiz (clarinet), as well as Berklee alumna Esther Rojas (bass).
performance is given in collaboration with the Boston Colombian Committee.