CROSS-POLLINATION CCXV - TUES NOV 18TH - 7:30-10 PM
CASEY SHEA
MISTY BOYCE

Casey Shea is an artist operating at the very top of his game and, by comprising the very best elements of Lennon, Davies and Stills, has captured a sound long since past. Although gloriously retrospective, Shea injects his own sublime, colourful use of language which, in turn, propels his songs to a far higher plain. / Joel Crane, NME

Casey's stage persona is equal parts James Brown, Elvis Presley, and Bono, but then comes the surprise, etched in cursive on the head of a pin. Listen closely, and the songs are beautiful heartfelt, and wrenching. / MTVNews.com

Sublime combination of wry, insightful lyrics and simply perfect songcraft. / CMJ

Full of charm, sophistication, and straight up fucking rock and roll, listening to Casey Shea might make you want to kick down your cubicle, leave your day job, and start a revolution. / The Robot Soul

In June, 2010, he released "Love Is Here To Stay", the full band follow up to his self recorded solo debut, "Take The Bite." He has since returned to the studio with the band for his third full length album to be released on Family Records in 2011. For more information, visit caseysheamusic.com.

Born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Misty Boyce began studying piano at age 5. Even in the desert, there is a surprising amount of refreshing musicians and teachers, toward whom Misty eagerly gravitated. Classically trained under the eagle-eye of Julliard grad, Leila York, Misty developed the skills that allowed her to delve into jazz rather quickly at age 14, all the while studying the music that she loved (Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Radiohead) and composing constantly.

Misty entered college in the year 2002 at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music, where she majored in Jazz Studies/Piano Performance. Here, Misty put her writing/singing on the shelf as she was consumed with learning the art of jazz, and discovering a world of competition she had not known in New Mexico. She became quite accomplished as a jazz pianist, earning the Three-Arts Scholarship for junior and senior female musicians two years in a row, and auditioning into the internationally competitive "Sisters in Jazz" quintet through IAJE. This year-long honor gave Misty the opportunity to work under jazz greats such as Gerri Allen and Allison Miller, as well as perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, and at the Women in Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

After graduating in June 2006, Misty moved to New York City, where she continues to play jazz, but is now focusing on her first loves, writing and performing, and is working hard to make her mark as a truly original artist.

LISTEN TO CASEY SHEA LISTEN TO MISTY BOYCE
CROSS-POLLINATION CCXV ::: Tuesday, NOV 18TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - CASEY SHEA | caseysheamusic.com | myspace.com/caseyshea
8:45 - MISTY BOYCE | myspace.com/mistyboyce
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft CASEY SHEA & MISTY BOYCE!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero