|Posted on October 8, 2019 at 4:00 PM|
TUNES BY THE TRACKS is inbound for a Wednesday, Oct 16 arrival at the library. Your wholly wholesome hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are thrilled and excited to welcome a branny new artist as our Feature:
~ ALANA AMRAM ~
Alana Amram, http://www.annaandthelens.com/alana-amram/ is not your typical folk singer. Alana, in her Folk persona, she has played the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, and on the rocking scene, she has shared the stage with Metal bands Witchcraft and Danava; Hard Rock band Diamond Nights; indie starlets Clap Your Hands Say Yeah; as well as The Blue Van, TK Webb, The Redwalls; even a burlesque hoolahooper. These diverse elements manifest themselves in her debut EP Alana Amram and The Rough Gems.
While only in her twenties, Alana's songs paint a poignant picture of American life that can only be told by someone who has a deep and unique understanding of the land.
The daughter of esteemed composer, writer and poet David Amram and playwright/songwriter Lora Lee Ecobelli, Alana was born into an opulence of modern American culture.
"My earliest memories are of lying on the balcony at The Brooklyn Academy of Music as my father conducted on stage, and being heat stuck to his vinyl pickup truck seats as we toured through New Mexico. I used to sleep in my mom's guitar case while she was on stage", Alana recalled. David Amram is an iconic American figure who traveled and performed with the likes of Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Miles Davis. He collaborated with literary greats such Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and Hunter Thompson.
When performing alone in the haunts and dives of New York City, Alana's stark voice creates a fragile and intimate presence. When performing with her band, The Rough Gems, her delicate songs take on a rowdy and rawkus spirit that brings an immediate comparison to classic honky-tonk outlaws such as Waylon Jennings and Billy Joe Shaver. Made up primarily of members of the Brooklyn based outfit The Morning Pages (also signed to Zealous Records) the The Rough Gems wrap Alana’s catalog in a raw barroom style vigor that is coming to define the New York City indie-country scene.
c'mon out and join us to meet and enjoy Alana next Wednesday.
~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~
Still aglow from their stupendous success at the annual Mystery Picker Showcase, the gang is indubitably rehearsing feverishly, even as we speak, to take us to even greater heights, on the 16th.
Wanna give it a go...?? Just ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi) and shazam...you'll be rubbing elbows with the Clifton Springs glitterati.