Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Aug 4 2016 8:00 PM

Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland
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Mark Allen-Piccolo

Playing music from his first solo release, Left From Here.

"(The music) takes you into the mind of an artist whose head is swirling with centuries of musical influence. The jangling, sunny sensibility of the Beach Boys from the outset mingles with the slightest touch of toe-tapping rockabilly time signature and Mark’s mellow, indie croon. " ~ Elmore Magazine

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Jameson Swanagon and Theo Padouvas

Duets for acoustic guitar and cornet from the forthcoming album Music for a Smaller World. Here are some reviews of The Torn Attachment, their first album (recorded by Mark Allen-Piccolo):

"Creating music that is spacious, nuanced, sophisticated, and sonorous, Swanagon has found the perfect collaborator for his introspective but expansive music in Padouvas, whose rich, controlled, but expressively human playing takes the music to even deeper places. Documentation of this remarkable duo’s music can be found on their latest recording, The Torn Attachment (Unmentionable Music)." ~ Alex Cline, Open Gate Theatre Concert Series

"sparse but stirring and gorgeous album. The unpretentious arrangements and interplay between the two musicians is a wonder to behold." ~ Glen Starkey, San Luis Obispo New Times

"its quiet, its serene, but there's a lot going on" ~ Neal Losey, KCBX Radio

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Cost: free