The HARD LUCK CAFé Presents
Remember This Great Evening

cancelled due to snowstorm

Saturday, December 19, 2009

CAROLINE DOCTOROW

ON THE SAME PROGRAM WITH

SUSAN KANE


cancelled due to snowstorm
CAROLINE DOCTOROW
Bridgehampton Velveteen

CAROLINE DOCTOROW


Here's the current band ... Andrew Carillo: guitar, dobro and mandolin, Mick Hargreaves: bass, harmony and duet vocals, Gary Olayer: fiddle, and Robin Gould: percussion.

Also sitting in sometimes ... Pete Kennedy: guitar, sitar, voclas, Barbara Lamb: fiddle, Gene Casey: guitar and vocals, and Joe Selly: guitar.

CAROLINE DOCTOROWOn her new CD ANOTHER COUNTRY singer songwriter Caroline Doctorow showcases her "velveteen voice" while singing the extrodinary songs of 1960's folk icons Mimi and Richard Farina. Expertly produced by the highly sought after multi-instrumentalist PETE KENNEDY, this recording boasts several stellar guest artists including NANCI GRIFFITH, JOHN SEBASTIAN, MAURA KENNEDY, HAPPY TRAUM and ERIC WEISSBERG. Electric sitar, dulcimer, banjo, mandolin, and swampy sounding guitars provide a lush and driving backdrop for Doctorow's wondrous voice as it wraps around Farina's dark lyrics. Lyrics which are somehow still on the cutting edge of today in their unflinching, even ruthless examination of relationships between lovers, nations and cultures. Another Country is the first full audio retrospective of Richard Farina's long neglected catalog.

Through seven albums that seamlessly mix originals and covers, Doctorow has become a favorite of folk and college DJ's across the country. Her voice has been called “wondrous, velveteen, and one of those pure clear voices that is captivating no matter what she sings”. Caroline cites her main influence to be the folk singers and songwriters of the 1960's.

Praises by others for her performances:

  • "... a stirring vocal that recalls Sandy Denny, Joni Mitchell, and Judy Collins, she takes the Farinas' timeless tunes and delivers them with a grace and eloquence that's pure and profound"
        — Lee Zimmerman - Subterranean Finds, New Times

  • "Hidden jewel. The voice and the music of Caroline Doctorow are as a shower"
        — George Backer - Radio Beverwijk, The Netherlands

  • "... stunning vocal performances and incredible chops"
        — Barnes Newberry - WUMB, Boston




Link to Caroline on YouTube:   Video: Someday Never Comes    

Listen to her music on MySpace  

or visit her web site:  


ON THE SAME PROGRAM WITH



SUSAN KANE
A warm mellifluous voice

SUSAN KANE

  • "... hummable country-folk ... a pleasure to hear live ! ..."


    A ward-winning Americana singer songwriter Susan Kane crafts melodic and memorable songs about life, relationships, and nature. Drawing on country, folk and blues influences, and with a warm mellifluous voice, she delivers moving performances.

    Born in New York and raised in various suburban locations by artistically inclined parents in New Jersey, she was drawn to music at an early age, but wandered away from her mother’s conservatory piano repertoire to the homespun vibes of acoustic folk and twangy country music. The rise of Bob Dylan and the ubiquitous presence of folk music on top40 radio and pop music outlets of the time called to her. “My mom is actually from Wheeling, West Virginia, home of WWVA and its famous Jamboree USA country music show. She used to joke that I must have some hillbilly blood in me somewhere.” Kane dropped the piano and picked up the guitar around sixth grade, promptly forming an all girl folk trio which performed for a couple of years. Then she went solo and sang folky, protesty, singer songwriter stuff with some Beatles thrown in. There was a college duo with a guy partner, who turned her on to the Grateful Dead.

    SUSAN KANE “I  immersed myself deeply in their work, which most people probably don’t realize are about half covers culled from just about every genre.” After college, she played just for her own enjoyment, and got back into performing in the mid 1990s, logging time in the corporate world and raising a family with her attorney/writer husband. She only started to write songs about 10 years ago. She was in a rock band that started doing original material, and thought, “maybe I can do that too.” When the band wound down, she found herself having coffee with local indie goddess Sloan Wainwright who said “Go to the folk world.” And she hasn’t looked back.

    No, she doesn’t regret not having started this sooner. No point in that, she says. Rather, she feels was actually “in training”---soaking up literature, poetry, movies, music, the raw material of songs. It takes time to process one’s influences. In the early 2000s she entered the local Westchester and New York singer songwriter and folk scene.

    "I  was very inspired by Pete Seeger whom I first met at a nonprofit fundraiser. He listened to a song I had just written, and was very complementary and encouraging.” She gets her songwriting ideas from anything and everything — offbeat newspaper articles, odd turns of phrase, roadside flowers. She is drawn to characters (and the consequences of character), stories and situations, and tries to express a particular message or feeling though the unique use of language.

    Praises by others for her performances:

    • "... her voice the fuel, sweet momentum of the strings, the wheels"
          — Catherine Michaels - WHUD-FM

    • "Her voice, without any vibrato, is very pure, rather similar to Kate Wolf's. "
          — Jean-Jacques Corrio - Cri du Coyote

    • "If justice were served, "Susan Kane" would be a household name! "
          — Jim Motavalli - WPKN-FM, Bridgeport, CT



    SUSAN KANE


    Listen to her music on SonicBids  

    Listen to her music on MySpace
              Susan Kane CD: Highway Bouquet   Highway Bouquet

    or visit her web site: