Anna Ash, St. Claire, Michelle Citrin

Anna Ash

St. Claire

Michelle Citrin

Sun, January 6, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Rock Shop

Brooklyn, NY

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Anna Ash
Anna Ash
"The music of Anna Ash is like hanging out in a dark dive bar that only serves cotton candy" (SF Gate, DuShane). There is something haunting and angelic about her voice, but something heartbreaking and dark about her songs. She drinks whiskey on stage and belts old fashioned soul sounding tunes about babes and bicycle crashes. She's not old-timey, but she's nowhere near pop. Her voice will remind you of something your grandma once played, but a little more crass, and a little less careful.
St. Claire
St. Claire
Having come to Brooklyn by way of Europe, California, New England and their native state of Ohio, sister and brother Emily and Glenn Forsythe are the indie folk band St. Claire. Joined by Amelia Emmet (from Thick Wild) and Michael Howard, St. Claire weaves thick, hushed harmonies together with ambient layers of sound made of instruments new and old. Emily's voice reaches over anthem-like rhythms, delivering soulful, somber melodies and lyrics full to the brim with alluring images and stories. St. Claire is currently working on their follow up record to their debut album "Everyone Lives Here."
Michelle Citrin
Michelle Citrin
At just 5'1, it's hard to believe that such a powerful voice could come out of Michelle Citrin.

Perhaps you recognize Michelle as the star of the hit YouTube sensations, "20 Things to do with Matzah” or “Rosh Hashanah Girl”, which to date, have received millions of hits, ranking in the top 20 most viewed music videos in 2008, and have been featured on Good Morning America, Yahoo.com, CBS Evening News as well as The New York Times.

Or perhaps you were dancing in a packed club, to Michelle's sultry vocals on the chart topping dance hit, "Turn it On" released on Vandit records, which led to Michelle being one of the most sought after vocalists in the genre.

Fully independent from any record label, Michelle has sold thousands of copies of her records. Her engaging live performances and talent for writing catchy and meaningful songs have garnered rave reviews and numerous accolades; including being named one of Billboard Music's "Top Songwriters”, VH-1’s Song of the Year finalist, Great American Songwriting Honor, and finalist in Sony Music's Future Rock Competition. Extensive international touring has resulted in a rapidly growing, devoted grassroots fan base. She has shared the stage with Grammy Award winning artists Michelle Branch and Dave Koz, Gold selling artist Matisyahu, and Tracy Bonham.

The press has called Michelle’s intelligent pop songs, “reflective of all of our lives”. Her honest lyrics, catchy melodies mixed with lush arrangements are best represented in her upcoming album, “Left Brained Right Hearted” - a collection of songs written, composed and arranged by Michelle that explore the eternal struggle of heart versus head, through insightful songwriting, surprising harmonies and unique orchestrations featuring an eclectic array of instruments like strings, glockenspiel, and cavaqunho (Brazilian guitar) played by A-list musicians like Producer & Multi instrumentalist,Tim Bright (Lisa Loeb, Lazlo Bane) drummer Doug Yowell (Duncan Sheik, Suzanne Vega), bassist Joe Quigley,(Lisa Loeb), keyboardist John Deley (Dido).

Michelle has performed her songs on Austin Music Television Network and PBS and her original compositions are featured on the soundtracks of films and TV. From trance to folk pop, Michelle Citrin emerges as a versatile singer/songwriter.

Whether playing in front of a sold out crowd of thousands on the beach of Tel Aviv, or an intimate set at a coffeehouse in Melbourne, Australia, Michelle Citrin's soulful voice, skillful guitar playing, humorous in between song banter and unpretentious demeanor has captured the eyes and ears of her audience all over the world. Arlene McKanic of the Greenwich Village Gazette says, "the audience is left with the feeling that they're in the presence of someone who's doing exactly what she's meant to do." Michelle Citrin is living proof that size... really doesn't matter!
Venue Information:
The Rock Shop
249 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.therockshopny.com/