Emily Elbert

KC Turner Presents Listening Room Series at HopMonk Sonoma

Emily Elbert

Ali Handal

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

HopMonk Tavern - Sonoma

Sonoma, CA

$10.00 - $25.00

Off Sale

This event is all ages

Emily Elbert
Emily Elbert
Emily Elbert weaves together a soul-folk blend of introspection and celebration. With a global, D.I.Y. spirit, she has carried her music around the world, playing over a thousand independent shows from Peru to Palestine. Anchored by intricate guitar work and jazz-steeped vocals, Emily’s songs offer progressive perspective while paying tribute to the timeless. She has independently released four albums, and a new single, "True Power", in October 2017.

In addition to her work as a solo artist, Emily has contributed her voice and guitar to projects ranging from local L.A. bands to Grammy-winning international acts. Recently, she spent a year touring as a member of Esperanza Spalding’s experimental music and theater project, “Emily’s D+Evolution”. The group recorded an album to wide critical acclaim, and played shows ranging from the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to the Sydney Opera House. She also lent her vocals to Dweezil Zappa’s latest record, "Via Zammata", co-wrote Bruno Major's viral hit "Easily", and has been a featured guest in the band of Phish’s Mike Gordon.

Solo, Emily has had the honor of opening for acts including Leon Russell, Victor Wooten, G. Love & Special Sauce, and Richie Havens. Her music has garnered praise from publications like the Washington Post, Utne Reader, and Glamour Magazine, and won awards in the U.S. and U.K.. Through authentic song sharing, she strives for a deepening sense of human and spiritual connection that is accessible to all.
Ali Handal
Ali Handal
Moved early on by wise and resilient women, singer/songwriter Ali Handal wore out Carole King’s Tapestry album. As a cat-obsessed six-year-old (some things never change), Ali honored her initial musical heroine by naming her very first kitten “Carole.”

Over the years, the sweet melodies and lyrics penned by musical sages King, Dylan, Lennon and McCartney captivated her. She had an epiphany when, as a teenager, she heard Led Zeppelin for the first time. Completely mesmerized by Jimmy Page’s seductive guitar riffs, Ali quit her piano lessons to pick up the guitar.

Now based in Los Angeles, Ali unleashes sultry, groove-filled songs upon live audiences, setting the stage ablaze with fiery guitar passages and soulful lyrics delivered by her powerhouse voice. She holds her own among the ranks of fierce female performing songwriters like ani difranco and formidable guitarists such as Jimmy Page.

Music Connection magazine describes her as “earthy, natural, real and loaded with talent…a singer/songwriter with something to say… a gifted artist who brings insight and intelligence to her art.”

When asked about her music and stage presence, fans simply say “badass.”

Ali’s songs have been featured in numerous films and hit shows like Sex and the City, Dawson’s Creek and iCarly. She’s toured Australia, Japan and beyond, provided backing vocals for Neil Young, and shared the stage with songwriting legend Paul Williams as his featured vocalist.

Also a published author, Ali penned Guitar for Girls (Hal Leonard), an exceptional guitar method book & CD brimming with advice for aspiring female musicians, as well as encouraging quotes and remarkable songs from female songwriters in all genres.

Watch for Ali Handal’s new album, That’s What She Said, out September 8 on Red Parlor Records/Sony Distribution.

Produced by Four-Time Grammy Award winner, Seth Atkins Horan.
Venue Information:
HopMonk Tavern - Sonoma
691 Broadway
Sonoma, CA, 95476
http://www.hopmonk.com/sonoma/