CROSS-POLLINATION CXLVIII - TUES JUN 26TH - 7:30-10 PM
GABRIEL KAHANE
BELL

Singer-songwriter, pianist, and composer Gabriel Kahane is attracting attention from all corners of the musical world by writing and performing songs that defy classification while winning over broad audiences. His songs, while often pushing the envelope musically, are very much in conversation with the American songbook. His first EP, Five Songs, was released in 2005 and contains an impressively crafted hybrid of pop and classical composition, virtuoso playing supported by jazz and classical training, and lyrics that fuse literary and pop culture sensibilities. This led to concerts in New York and California throughout the year, including a sold-out show at Feinstein's at the Regency and an intimate performance at Capitol Records in Hollywood. In 2006, Kahane released a second EP titled Walking Away from Winter, which includes, along with further semi-pop confections, his fan-favorite Craigslistlieder: art song settings of eight anonymous posts from the classified/personals website craigslist.org.

Bell is the quintessential 21st century rock star. She's got piano chops that can quite literally pay the bills, a back-story that includes both the fall of communism and the most bizarre state of America, formidable DIY production instincts, a powerful and versatile voice, and a great backing band to boot. Everyone of the songs on her Myspace I would describe first and foremost as graceful. They peel off layer after layer revealing wonderful and diverse underpinnings. They never stop changing, and opening up into new sections and permutations. My only complaint is that there aren't more of them. We need more of them. Bell is one of those artists that once you hear you just can't get enough. And that is why, as long as she keeps doing what she's doing, Bell is going to be very successful. – Music is Free Now

LISTEN TO GABRIEL KAHANE LISTEN TO BELL
CROSS-POLLINATION CXLVIII ::: Tuesday, JUN 26TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - GABRIEL KAHANE | gabrielkahane.com | myspace.com/gkahane
8:45 - BELL | myspace.com/whoisbell
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft GABRIEL KAHANE & BELL!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero