John Isaac Watters Rainstorm Brother Residency

John Isaac Watters Rainstorm Brother Residency

Anna Vogelzang, Rachel Goodrich

Fri ยท February 3, 2017

8:00 pm

Free

Free

This event is 21 and over

John Isaac Watters
John Isaac Watters
Born in Mexico City, John Isaac Watters grew up in Mexico, & Tucson, AZ. In 2002 He moved to Los Angeles to attend architecture school. He has independently released 3 albums: Parachute Tramps in 2009, Casas in 2012 and Campanas in 2013. Besides touring occasionally he maintains a monthly residency- every first friday at the Hi Hat in Highland Park.

John Isaac Watters is an understated, determined and diverse songwriter who touches on country, folk and even a little gospel to make carefully crafted songs that drift to land somewhere between Townes Van Zandt and Leonard Cohen. -LA WEEKLY

John Isaac Watters sings as if he's just completed a marathon. One can practically hear the sweat dripping from his brow as his voice shakes, quivers and cracks as if these Southwestern ramblers are the most important thing in the world. -L.A. TIMES
Anna Vogelzang
Anna Vogelzang
"The Wisconsin troubadour has a penchant for playfulness when it comes to her music; however, when she gets serious, few craft a better folk song," praises the Huffington Post. Anna Vogelzang's latest full-length venture, Canary in a Coal Mine, was created through fan-funding. A fully crafted folk-pop album complete with poetic ballads, plucky banjos, shimmering strings and Vogelzang's warm yet commanding voice, Canary in a Coal Mine has been met with warm reviews since its release in February of 2012.

Wading in with a 9 out of 10 review, Pop Matters praised the "the exquisite lyrical craftsmanship on Canary in a Coal Mine," which "is matched by Vogelzang's incredible vocal range, evoking everyone from Regina Spektor to Ani DiFranco, shifting between delicate lilt and evocative howl at will." Performer Magazine describes the album as "varied and jubilant," showcasing a "voice that can knock down a listener, clashing from a sweet, nearly conversational tone into a confident country-girl howl."

Canary In A Coal Mine was recorded with producer James
Frazee (Blondie, Betty Lavette) and features the talents of a wide cast of professional musicians, including Todd Sickafoose (Ani DiFranco), Franz Nicolay (former Hold Steady), Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls), and Emily Hope Price (Pearl & the Beard).

A Boston area native, Vogelzang recently transplanted herself to the Midwest, landing in Madison, WI where she's embraced the local music community, receiving multiple Madison Area Music Awards and even taking a teaching role at Madison's Girls Rock Camp. The area has proven to be a fruitful home base - the past few years have seen Vogelzang primarily on the road, self-booking tours with a determined approach that has landed her on the same stage as artists including Sarah Bareilles, Laura Gibson, Mirah, Wye Oak, Anais Mitchell, & Amanda Palmer, as well as garnering invitations to the Rocky Mountain Folks, Falcon Ridge, & National Women's Music Festivals' Emerging Stages. Since Canary's release in February of 2012, Vogelzang has tirelessly toured the U.S, including appearances at this year's South By Southwest Festival and International Folk Alliance Conference.

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Anna Vogelzang has been making songs since 2000, playing them in public since 2003, and driving them around the country since 2007. Her melody-driven, multi-instrumental folk-pop ballads have been met with warm reviews (9/10, PopMatters) and landed her at festivals, conferences, and on bills with some of her heroes, including Sara Bareilles, Gillian Welch, Mirah, Anais Mitchell, Laura Gibson, Wye Oak, Steve Poltz, Mason Jennings, Amanda Palmer, and many more. In April of 2015, after writing more than 70 songs in 15 months, Vogelzang joined producer Todd Sickafoose (Anais Mitchell, Andrew Bird) in the studio to embark upon her fifth LP, Hiker. Joined by percussionist and multi-instrumentalist Shane Leonard (Field Report), the trio recorded 12 songs, hand-picked by Sickafoose, in one week as a live band. The lush, sonic landscape explores the identity of being a human in nature, the animal nature of being alive, and the search for home. It's about traveling onward and self-sufficiency and love and family and fear and grit. Relix praised the forthcoming album as "warm, engaging folk-pop." Hiker is available everywhere May 6, 2016.

At home in Wisconsin, Vogelzang is a band coach as well as a voice and songwriting instructor at Girls Rock Camp Madison. She also runs songwriting workshops for local area schools and community groups. In 2012, Vogelzang founded Wintersong, a holiday event that has raised more than $26,000 for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin since its inception. The seasonal revue has featured PHOX, Count This Penny, Vogelzang, Corey Mathew Hart, and more.
Rachel Goodrich
Rachel Goodrich
Hailing from Miami Beach, FL, Rachel Goodrich has been playing music and writing songs since age 12. She explores a variety of sounds,playing everything from the guitar to the ukulele, piano, kazoo, banjo, and autoharp.

Creating this unique and exciting style, Rachel draws on some of her influences which include Joni Mitchell, The Grateful Dead, Tiny Tim, Dr. Seuss, The Lovin' Spoonful, Bob Dylan & The Band, and so many more. With an eclectic live show featuring a growing collection of band members and toys, Rachel has carved out her own genre she calls "shake-a-billy."
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042