CROSS-POLLINATION LX - TUES JUL 26TH - 7:30-10 PM
THEO EASTWIND
ELLIE LAWSON

Modern day troubadour, Theo Eastwind became an icon on New York subway platforms through years as a Music Under New York performer. The hole worn through the body of his acoustic guitar is a tangible reminder of Theos commitment to his music. Theos blend of edgy alternative strumming and graceful melodies quickly hook straphangers and have landed sales of over 13,000 CDs underground. Theo Eastwind was featured on MSNBC.com, earned Big Apple Icon label by the New York Post, and won the 100-musician Williamsburg Live Singer/Songwriter Competition with material from his April 4th 2006 release, The O. Website

Ellie Lawson is an artist whose compelling voice and rich sonic landscape reflects a life journey of personal determination and self-discovery. Born in South London, the vocalist/lyricist/musician/ composer has invented a unique musical world that is both beat-driven and organic, lyrical and edgy, thoughtful and entrancing. Many of the songs on "THE PHILOSOPHY TREE", her debut album, are rooted from early homemade demos composed alone in her bedroom, back in her mother's council estate house. Seeded from a bohemian, and yet liberating up-bringing, Ellie's inspiration was ignited in her early teens on discovering conscious artists like KRS-One, The Fugees, and later on when she started playing the guitar artists such as Tracy Chapman, Nick Drake, Kate Bush, Bjork. She soon branched out from writing to hip hop instrumentals that she used to buy in record shops, into writing her own material on guitar and keys as well as collaborating and searching for instrumentals from producers that she could get in the studio with. It eventually led to LA, to collaborate with producer DJ Lethal on the final album, alongside contributions from William Orbit on two tracks, and recordings in London by herself.

LISTEN TO THEO EASTWIND LISTEN TO ELLIE LAWSON
CROSS-POLLINATION LX ::: Tuesday, JUL 26TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - THEO EASTWIND | myspace.com/theoeastwind
8:45 - ELLIE LAWSON | myspace.com/ellielawson
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft THEO EASTWIND & ELLIE LAWSON!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero