Sofia Bolt ft. Van Dyke Parks / Benjamin Booker / Anna St. Louis

Sofia Bolt ft. Van Dyke Parks / Benjamin Booker / Anna St. Louis

Sun · December 9, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

A special evening bringing together Sofia Bolt, Benjamin Booker, Anna St.Louis and Van Dyke Parks. Covering some classic French tunes together then each playing their own sets.

Sofia Bolt
Sofia Bolt
Born and raised in Paris, France, Franco-American Sofia Bolt, moved to Los Angeles in early 2017 to be with her two loves: the ocean and rock & roll.

Her American debut album Waves was recorded in the winter of 2018 at Earth Wind & Fire’s original studio in L.A with Van Dyke Parks on arrangements, Emily Elhaj (of Angel Olsen), Marian Lipino (of La Luz), Bryant Fox (of Miya Folick) and Itai Shapira (of Rhye) as her backing band. Waves, a record that tells the journey of separation and reunion with oneself, of passion and sustainability, of disaster and of peace, will be released in 2019.
Van Dyke Parks
Van Dyke Parks
Born in Mississippi in 1943, Parks was extraordinary even as a child, a musical prodigy and actor who later became a session musician, composer, producer, arranger, lyricist, and singer. His own music is as cinematic, fantastical and even phantasmagorical as it is from the heart. Song Cycle was less conventionally pop, in verse-chorus fashion, than Smile; the mood was something like a baroque psychedelic dream filtered through Disney and music hall. Discover America was a major departure, with most songs written by pre-war Calypso musicians from Trinidad & Tobago but given Parks’ highly individual spin. Clang Of The Yankee Reaper further wove New Orleans, classical and pop strains alongside Calypso and Caribbean rhythms.

There have been more albums since, plus film scores, children’s books and arrangements for a dizzying array of talent (including Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt and Rufus Wainwright), but the jewels in Parks’ legacy remain those first three albums, slices of musical history both of their time and truly timeless.
Benjamin Booker
Benjamin Booker
Benjamin Booker is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He cites this shithole time we live in, Blind Willie Johnson and Big Daddy Kane as influences.
Anna St. Louis
Anna St. Louis
If Only There Was A River is the first full-length studio album from Anna St. Louis. The songwriter, who originally hails from Kansas City, began writing songs after moving to Los Angeles five years ago and has previously released a cassette of recordings on Woodsist / Mare Records, appropriately titled First Songs. The tape received notice from NPR: All Songs Considered, Pitchfork, and Stereogum.

On her proper debut, St. Louis, spreads her wings and expands on the promise hinted at on First Songs.
Venue Information:
Zebulon
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039
http://zebulon.la/