Anya Marina & Mary-Elaine Jenkins at the Loft - 4/29
Mary-Elaine Jenkins' music sounds like a premonition. Like sweat and perfume. Bourbon and salt water. Spanish moss on ruins. A product of her upbringing amidst the canopy of her Lowcountry family tree, Mary-Elaine carries herself as if she had never left the humidity of the coast. But she did. First Washington DC, then Spain, and now Brooklyn. Venturing far from home, time and space removed from her roots have further distilled Mary-Elaine's distinctly Southern charm. Arriving in New York City in 2013, Mary-Elaine played in venues all over town and surrounded herself with a creative network that would eventually include producer / engineer Thom Beemer. Working together out of Good Child Music Studios, they were joined by Cat Popper (Ryan Adams), Lawson White (My Brightest Diamond, Tony Trischka), JJ Appleton, and Dave Hassell, to make a record as well traveled as it is rooted in the musical traditions of the Southern coast. Her debut album, Hold Still, was released in September 2018 via Good Child Music. ANYA MARINA is a provocative and gifted live performer, touring nearly non-stop throughout her career, both as headliner as well as in tandem with such artists as Jason Mraz, Spoon, Joshua Radin, Eric Hutchinson, Chris Isaak, Paolo Nutini, Emiliana Torrini, The Virgins, Greg Laswell, Jenny Owen Youngs, Steve Poltz, Rhett Miller, The Plain White T's, Dandy Warhols, and Tristan Prettyman. Marina is also a prolific songwriter, perhaps best known for "Satellite Heart," from the platinum-selling soundtrack to Twilight: New Moon, and her provocative cover of T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" (6 million YouTube views and counting). Marina's songs have been featured in national ad campaigns and influential TV series (13 Reasons Why, Grey's Anatomy, Gossip Girl), remixed by Interpol's Sam Fogarino, and called "a mixture of Liz Phair sex appeal with a dash of [Carl] Jung" by Rolling Stone. After releasing two critically acclaimed albums (Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase II and Felony Flats) and an EP (Spirit School) on Chop Shop/Atlantic, Marina independently released her last full length album, Paper Plane and EP SERIOUS LOVE. Anya is now embarking on a new EP starting with the first single "Over You" featured in the web series Anya Marina: Indie-pendent Woman (a winner at NYC Web Fest).
Venue: City Winery
155 Varick St
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