Mikaela Davis w/ Dust Bowl Faeries and Belle-Skinner

Mikaela Davis is the kind of songwriter who routinely defies expectations. Her instrument of choice is the harp, which she has played since she was eight years old, right about the time she could actually get her hands around the instrument. A native of Rochester, New York, she spent her formative years in youth orchestras rather than in garage bands and later earned a performance degree from the Crane School of Music. Though Davis is clearly well-versed in the classical canon and is accustomed to performing in a recital setting, her approach to the harp is an unorthodox one. She often employs her instrument as a pulse, a rhythm or as texture as muscular as a guitar’s.

The young Davis — who has garnered opening slots with such artists as Bon Iver and Lake Street Dive, among others — recently befriended Bob Weir and Wolf Bros, sitting in with them a handful of times over the past year. She released her full-length “Delivery” on Rounder Records in 2018 recording with her long time band mates and producer John Congleton.

“I think a harp can do anything,” Davis declares. And so, as her recordings and live shows already indicate, can Davis.

DUST BOWL FAERIES is an ethereal dark-carnival ensemble. The unique compositions of Dust Bowl Faeries have roots in Gypsy, klezmer, Folk and Cabaret music. Accordion, singing saw, ukulele, lap ­steel guitar and percussion combine to create the Dust Bowl Faeries’ otherworldly sound. The band was founded by artist­-musician Ryder Cooley. Ryder is joined by Rubi LaRue, JoAnn Stevelos, Aaron Martin & Jon B. Woodin, Hazel, a disembodied taxidermy ram, performs with the Dust Bowl Fairies as their mascot-spirit animal.

Belle-Skinner is a dark nostalgic singer-songwriter based in upstate New York and Brooklyn. With a hauntingly beautiful, lilting soprano and innate sense of melody she crafts tales of songbirds, sirens and desert nomads – nuanced and layered stories which bridge the gap between past and present. Though her influences cover a broad range of genres – from French chansons and Russian folk to contemporary alt-pop and rock – her voice often draws comparisons to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley, Angel Olsen, and Lana Del Rey.


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Mar 07 - 08 2020


8:00 pm - 3:00 am


The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
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