January 26, 2008
Rebecca Pronsky is a Brooklyn, NY native known for her clever lyrics and distinctive, jazzy voice. Time Out NY says “Pronsky’s tunes are literate, passionate, and wry,” while the Village Voice praises her “big jazz-trained voice” and the Montreal Gazette calls her “the new Joni Mitchell.” After four years at Brown University studying ethnomusicology and jazz voice, Pronsky returned home to New York and began chasing her dream to sing and write songs. She’s chased it all over the country and in her years of touring has played many of America’s best listening rooms. She’s garnered heaps of critical acclaim for her intelligent songwriting, dazzling vocal chops, and passionate performances. Rebecca’s third release “Departures and Arrivals” will be released this fall on Nine Mile Records.
Lucy Wainwright Roche grew up in Greenwich Village, New York City. She is the daughter of two performing musicians, Loudon Wainwright and Suzzy Roche (The Roches). Her childhood was spent living out of a suitcase, either on the road, with her parents or being ferried around to different relatives in her big musical clan. Described by the New York Times as having the best qualities of both her parents and a voice “clear as a bell”, Lucy is a refreshing, pure, alternative to the jive pop culture. She is alarmingly straightforward and unadorned. A young singer just beginning to find her own point of view from a unique perspective, she recently returned from a month long tour opening for her father, Loudon Wainwright just in time to open for her brother, Rufus in NYC. Lucy has just released her first recording “8 Songs”, a pure, solo, acoustic mix of original material and some surprising covers.
“Pronsky’s tunes are literate, passionate, and wry.” – Time Out NY
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