Alex Wong & Megan Slankard, Kat Goldman opens

October 24, 2017 8PM
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Alex Wong’s curiosity has a varied appetite, and he’s always fed it well. A steady diet of projects as solo artist, producer, composer, and fittingly, chef, has taught him that the connections between seemingly separate disciplines can be a source of inspiration rather than distraction. Perhaps it stems from his synesthesia, a rare neurological condition where the brain perceives a relationship between unrelated senses. Wong sees sounds and hears colors. What a doctor would deem peculiar, his collaborators appreciate as a gift: this multi-sensory approach allows Wong to create visual soundscapes enhanced by his unique perception of the world around him.

“It’s all creative expression—just in different dialects,” the Nashville-based Wong explains. He has an uncanny ability to communicate through varied genres and mediums, whether painting vivid worlds through his own songwriting, cultivating other artists’ ideas as a producer, or creating recipes for his pop-up restaurant, Angelhouse Family Dinner. His story has always been one of nonlinear paths, of redefining boundaries. From his time in major-label band The Din Pedals (Epic), to duo projects The Animators and The Paper Raincoat, to exploring his own voice as a solo artist, Wong has constantly pushed himself to find new flavors to satisfy his creative hunger.

Wong’s commitment to indulging his curiosity has resulted in Latin GRAMMY-nominated production work (Miguel Bose), placements in film and television (Lincoln Lawyer, The Last Song), major ad campaigns (Google, Aquafina), and album production projects with Delta Rae (Big Machine), Vienna Teng (Universal), and Ari Hest (Columbia), among others. It’s allowed him to criss-cross the globe, performing live at festivals like Coachella and Outside Lands, arenas in Mexico City and theaters in Europe and Japan.

And now it has led him to his current chapter, revealing his singular voice and vision as a solo artist. His first solo effort, A City On A Lake, contains darkly gorgeous, cinematic folk and vivid lyricism, undergirded by organic and electronic textures. No Depression called it “haunting and enticing,” and the album caught the attention of NPR who invited him to perform the songs on their Mountain Stage radio show.

2017 will see the release of Wong’s second full-length solo album, a long-form musical theater piece titled The Paper Raincoat, and a duo EP with Jesse Terry inspired by the stories of climate change refugees, as well as several high-profile collaborations between his pop-up series and popular Nashville restaurants. Whether in studio, on stage, or even in the kitchen, Wong’s unrestrained curiosity emerges as the common ingredient to his prolific output. For him, the seemingly divergent becomes a vibrant convergence.

 

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A native Californian indie rocker, Megan has sold over 35,000 copies of her four previous independently released CDs, and she is currently touring across the US to support her band's brand new fifth album, "Running on Machinery", which was recorded with the help of Nashville producer, Alex Wong (Vienna Teng, Delta Rae).

Her preceding album, A Token Of The Wreckage was recorded with help from David Bryson (Counting Crows) and Jerry Becker (Train). Her songs have also won several awards: in 2013 alone, she was a finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest, a finalist in the International Songwriting Contest (ISC), and a finalist in the Show Me the Music Contest. She was also a finalist for Best Female Artist in the International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA).

Touring extensively throughout the United States and Europe, Megan's adventures include opening for Jamie Cullum at a sold-out Fillmore, playing electric guitar on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live as part of the Jeff Campbell Band, singing the National Anthem to a crowd of 45,000 Giants baseball fans, performing duets with Pat Monahan of Train, and touring with Dire Straits co-founder David Knopfler throughout Europe.

 

http://www.meganslankard.com/

 

She’s been called one of Canada’s best songwriters. Kat Goldman gained a local cult following in Toronto back in 2002, when she released her debut The Great Disappearing Act. The record, produced by Juno Award winner Gavin Brown, so impressed New York City manager Ron Fierstein (Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, Dar Williams), that he flew up to one of her shows and signed her on the spot.

Kat’s songs have been covered by an array of artists worldwide, including Grammy-Nominated band The Duhks, and prolific American singer-songwriter Dar Williams, who has been one of her great supporters.

Two-time winner of the International Songwriting Competition out of Nashville, Kat went on to make her second album, Sing Your Song, in 2007, after she suffered a near-fatal accident when a car came crashing into a store. CBC Radio named it one of the top ten albums of the year.

Kat moved to Boston in 2009 to study English Literature at Boston University. During this time she recorded Gypsy Girl (2013), which explored her wanderlust and the yearning for home. Ron Sexsmith sent a personal email congratulating her on its title track, after hearing the demo.

Kat has been commissioned numerous times to pen songs for television, movies, short films, and documentaries. Comedian Kenny Hotz asked her to re-adapt her well-loved folk ballad Annabel, to be used as the theme song for his series Triumph of the Will. Montreal Filmmaker Ezra Soiferman had Kat write a featured song for his CBC Documentary Channel film Grass Fed. Her song Annabel was featured in the popular television series Hell on Wheels, and was also quoted from in author Kathleen Winter’s Giller Prize-nominated novel Annabel.

 

http://katgoldmanmusic.com/

 

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