StompBoxTrio at TreeCat Cafe
StompBoxTrio perform at the youth-run TreeCat Café on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Treehouse Community at Easthampton Meadows, 1 Treehouse Circle Easthampton, Mass.
StompBoxTrio is a Western Massachusetts based band that blends classic 20th-century American music with 21st-century mojo to create a sonic, soulful sound all their own. StompBoxTrio came together around their mutual love and admiration for American roots and blues music, history, and tradition. StompBoxTrio is comprised of Evelyn Harris, vocals & percussion, John Cabán, dobro, vocals and stompbox, and David Rodriguez, wood bass, vocals and foot tambourine.
Evelyn Harris has been a force on the Western Mass/Pioneer Valley music scene for many years. Her stirring vocals give depth and meaning to a wide array of musical styles: African-American traditional and contemporary music, freedom songs from around the world, jazz, pop, rock 'n' roll, gospel, and blues. I sing because I have to, Evelyn claims. I know no other way to say what is going on in my heart and mind that will foster dialogue and understanding. I want us to know and celebrate how deeply we are connected, no matter our ethnic, racial or religious background. Her 18-year tenure with the internationally acclaimed black women's a capella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock guided her craft as an artist, performer, arranger, and composer. Her compositions include 'State of Emergency' (1988 Grammy nomination), and 'My Lament.' With Sweet Honey, she recorded and co-produced 10 albums on the Warner Brothers, Redwood, and Flying Fish labels.
Guitarist, composer, and producer John Caban has roots that run deep in blues, funk, R&B, ambient, experimental and world music that has helped inspire StompBoxTrio. His distinctive dobro guitar style brings a rich, lyrical and at times, haunting dynamic to the music. The Western Mass native spent twenty plus years living in Brooklyn, New York where he played, toured, and/or recorded with many diverse artists from all over the globe including Richard Bona, KJ Denhert, Alana Davis, Art Neville, Eddie Kramer, Bo Diddley (RIP), Kenny Kirkland (RIP), Gianna Nannini, Alidu, Vast Ed Vadas, John Cruz, Gloria Gaynor, his electric project, Galvanizer, and many others.
David Rodriguez has been committed to the upright bass for over 20 years. Multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, accompanist and teacher, David has been exploring the rhythmic relationships across the US from coast to coast, in Japan and Europe. He has connected musically with some of the earths finest players, such as Lester Bowie, Josh Roseman, Takeshi Kawabata and Geza Carr. Having recently relocated from Tokyo to his childhood home of Western Mass, David is an active member of its lively music scene. He is dedicated to both preserving timeless forms and realizing new ones.
Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door for general public, $10 for students, and $5 for Treehouse community members. A light meal will be served. Reservations are required. Table seating is limited. Email: email@example.com to reserve your seat or for more info. Purchase tickets: https://treecatcafe.brownpapertickets.com/. Facebook page: https://facebook.com/thetreecatcafe. Treehouse website: https://www.refca.net. 857-919-4045.
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Easthampton Meadow | 1 Treehouse Circle
Easthampton, MA 01027
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|