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"There's nothing not to like - creative and engaging songwriting, beautiful production, and just plain great music. The crowning jewel is Carolann's superb vocals - soulful, compelling, full of raw emotion, and simply beautiful."
- Al Kniola, WVPE 88.1 FM, Elkhart IN
CAROLANN SOLEBELLO is a performing songwriter born and bred in New York City. Best known to folk audiences as a founding member of Americana trio Red Molly, she now tours both solo and with modern folk quartet No Fuss and Feathers. Carolann's smooth, compelling voice and warm acoustic guitar style surely nod to rural folk traditions, yet her decidedly urban sense of rhythm and sophisticated vocal phrasing bend those traditional forms into more contemporary shapes. She is a proud member of the Jack Hardy Songwriters' Exchange and has won numerous songwriting awards. Carolann released her fifth solo album, Shiver, in February 2018.
If entertainment can be defined as an agreeable occupation of the mind, then Robinson Treacher has found a way to encompass this in every aspect of his contribution to music-kind. Whether playing the role as front man to the soul-rock infused Delaware Hudson, as co-collaborator to the Alt-Country based Tensleep, or as a solo singer/songwriter, Treacher seems to drain himself of energy in the ceaseless pursuit of portraying moments of musical passion. This passion is evident in every attempt he makes to involve us, the listeners, in the spiritual orchestrations of emotion that have been meticulously tempered into songs.tickets & more information >
Just like the long list of New York City artists before him, Robinson feeds off the honest grit found among the "huddled masses"...coupling the blatantly obvious (to a New Yorker at least) with the deeply personal. Chameleon-like in his approach to his songwriting, he refuses to be pigeonholed into one particular genre. Believing that each song is forged from its own unique terrain, he takes great pains in choosing the vehicle by which passengers might best weather the bumps, potholes, and blind curves found between the first note and the last. Admittedly susceptible to the affectations of the senses himself, he asks his audience to participate emotionally as well as physically in a "whole self " conceptual challenge, a 360 degree soul search comprised of the most joyous elation to the bitterest of pains.
With the emergence of a true "world" community of listeners and the dissolving of the old guard record company elitists, Treacher's eclectic songwriting can be allowed to burgeon...flowing freely among the throngs of liberated music enthusiasts...authentic and unabashed in its purity and form.
In live performance, there's an electric quality, a charge that stretches across the decades, back to the thrill of first hearing certain '60s folk rockers. There are elements of Tim Buckley, Donovan and John Fogarty (Creedence) as well as the aforementioned Van Morrison. At times, in his use of rapid strumming and powerful vocals, he seems like the second coming of Richie Havens. It would be tempting to place his picture in the middle of an Owsley-style Grateful Dead poster.
In case it needs restating, we're really pumped about Robinson Treacher. We hope you'll join us in seeing him at every opportunity.