CROSS-POLLINATION CXV - TUES OCT 10TH - 7:30-10 PM
CHRIS ABAD
ANNONA RHUS

NYC native Chris Abad has been cutting his teeth on the Northeastern music scene for the last several years, as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. After spending several years fronting the alterna-pop band, Dough, Chris has recently branched out into the realm of solo and acoustic performance, taking with him his mixed bag of pop, new-wave and punk-inspired songs. In June 2006, Chris released his acoustic solo debut CD entitled ‘The Starting Point.’ Drawing on influences such as Elvis Costello, Squeeze, and Elliott Smith, Chris aims to pen music that is honest, clever, self-effacing and melodic.

"Music is how I convey my own raw emotions. It's my way of connecting to other people and learning from experiences, life... that which inspired the music. Those lessons continue to ring out.....whether I learned from them or not!" Cara Behan has been performing and writing music since she was 15 years old. In 2000, she was chosen as Best Musician in online talent agency IAM.com's nationwide talent search. Selected as winner out of 5,000 applicants by acclaimed director Spike Lee and MTV personalities, Cara went on to shoot a nationally-broadcast commercial with Spike. She continued gigging in NYC before deciding to study music in college. There Cara experimented musically by performing in many ensembles as a vocalist/guitarist and as lead singer for rock band, Gallery. Cara then studied jazz at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia. Cara is using her diverse musical past as inspiration for a return to solo material. She is currently recording and performing with guitarist/composer Rob Cimitile in their group, Annona Rhus. Cara's music is hauntigly introspective, melancholic yet uplifting. Her lyrics and vocals have drawn comparisons to Portishead's Beth Gibbons and the legendary Joni Mitchell.

LISTEN TO CHRIS ABAD LISTEN TO ANNONA RHUS
CROSS-POLLINATION CXV ::: Tuesday, OCT 10TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - CHRIS ABAD | www.cjabad.com | myspace.com/chrisabadmusic
8:45 - ANNONA RHUS | carabehan.com | myspace.com/carabehan
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft CHRIS ABAD & ANNONA RHUS!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero