We (the “We” is The Requiem Project and our not-so-new partner, Ric Hordinski) received a note from Over The Rhine’s Karin Bergquist who was “just putting a feeler out for her friend,” Lucy Wainwright Roche. Lucy and her mother, Suzzy, were interested in adding a tour stop in Cincinnati on their way back home to New York City. It was a pretty simple decision on our end to add the concert to our ART MOVES HERE 2014 season, keeping with our ideals of artists that make you think… Artists whose careers have dipped outside of music alone and are activists (like Daniel Martin Moore), up-and coming stars (like Carrie & Luke) and this mother/daughter duo who have just won the VOX/POP INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD for The Best Singer/Songwriter 2014 with the release of the album, “Fairytale and Myth.”
Last we saw Lucy was at Over The Rhine’s annual Christmas show in 2011 (she is stunning), and Suzzy has had a life-long career as an elegant presence in folk-music and iconic theatre (see below!). Their first collaboration has sold-out across the country, and when Karin “put her feelers out” it was a simple decision. Karin joked her motives were “purely selfish” because she just wants to see her friends and their show. Lucky for us, we get to make that happen in Cincinnati November 22 at The Monastery Walnut Hills.
A bit more about Lucy and Suzzy (pronounced like Fuzzy):
Lucy Wainwright Roche was born in New York City into an immediate-family of musicians: her parents are Suzzy Roche and Louden Wainwright III, her brother and sister are both acclaimed musicians Martha Wainwright and Rufus Wainwright. While Lucy has performed and toured with her musically-lauded family, she has a solo career of her own. As a full time touring musician, with an ever-expanding independent career, her recordings include: “8 Songs, 8 More,” and “There’s a Last Time For Everything.” “Fairytale and Myth” received the VOX/POP INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD for The Best Singer/Songwriter 2014.
Suzzy Roche is a singer/songwriter/performer/author and founding member of the singing group The Roches. She has recorded over fifteen albums, written music for TV and Film, and toured extensively for thirty years across the U.S. and Europe. “Zero Church: an unusual collection of prayers” (a collaboration with Maggie Roche), which was developed at Harvard’s Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue, was originally staged at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, and has been performed around the country. Suzzy has been an associate member of The Wooster Group; the experimental theater company based in New York City, and performed with them off and on for years throughout Europe. Her children’s book “Want To Be In A Band” was published in February 2013. “Wayward Saints” is her first novel and was a selection of the Spring 2012 B&N Discover Great New Writers Program.
We are thrilled to invite these women to The Monastery and hope you will join us next Saturday night.
Saturday, November 22, 2014 / 8PM/ The Monastery Walnut Hills
Its always a pleasure to work with the inimitable Daniel Martin Moore.
Saturday, September 13 marks our second collaboration with Ric Hordinski of The Monastery Studio Walnut Hills with the presentation of Daniel Martin Moore and his long-time band.
Ric might say this best about Daniel:
I spent a month or more touring with Daniel in the UK and the states a few years back. What I discovered was: not only are his songs like little Zen stealth vehicles of love and goodness, he’s also one of the good people in the world. He and his music are worth of your time and energy.
While we believe he is more than his biography when you experience him live, Sub Pop Records explains him this way:
Daniel Martin Moore is a singer and songwriter (and a great many other things arguably less relevant to this particular piece of text) from Cold Spring, Kentucky. On the strength of an unsolicited demo he sent us in January of 2007, Sub Pop released Stray Age in October of 2008, a quietly striking album and Daniel’s debut full-length. And, in February of 2010, we released Dear Companion, an album written and performed by Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore together, and produced by Jim James from My Morning Jacket and Monsters of Folk. Part of the intention with Dear Companion was to draw attention to the problem of Mountaintop Removal (MTR) coal mining, but the music stood on its own as well (Filter: “This is one painfully beautiful record”). Between the release of Stray Age and now, Daniel’s been busy, touring with Ben and Jim (including a July ‘10 performance at the Newport Folk Festival), opening for Iron & Wine, The Swell Season and My Morning Jacket, appearing on NPR’s World Café, doing the things associated writing, recording and releasing music.
In our words, DMM is an artist of true heart and soul, and he has been a dedicated friend to The Requiem Project: The Emery since its inception. He has worked with us in a myriad of capacities: The record release of Daniel’s album, Farthest Field, sold-out The Emery Theatre’s First Final Friday in 2012. He and Joan Shelley recorded two heart-wrenching Emery Sessions with Michael Wilson, The First of August and We Two:
Most recently we worked with DMM on a self-scripting project with Wordplay Cincy, another non-profit in Cincinnati that specifically works with children and caring adults to develop literacy skills and creative outlets for expression through writing. Daniel’s participation in our collaborative project was song-writing for the sold-out performance of “Enter Stage Write.”
The Requiem Project would have a terrible hole missing if we did not have Daniel’s music and dedication to the arts as a pathway to peace.
We hope that you join us Saturday, September 13 at The Monastery in Cincinnati for a special evening of music for one of the “good people in this world.”
February 11, 2014
The Monastery Walnut Hills
Join us at The Monastery Studio for an unforgettable, one-night only concert featuring classically trained, soulful singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez. Rodriguez and her musical partner, Luke Jacobs, will perform songs from her popular album, Give Me All You Got (Americana Music Association’s Top 10 Albums of the Year) and her new album, Live From Cactus Café.
The Requiem Project has some exciting events and collaborations as part of ART MOVES HERE 2014.
The Monastery is an intimate performance space and recording studio in Walnut Hills. Housed in a repurposed centenarian church, it ‘s been home to over a century of music and continues to welcome all types of music, from classical to folk, pop, jazz, hip hop, and indie rock.
As a company we remain committed to opening doors for exciting, cutting-edge music. Come along for the adventure.