Emily Beck, John Holt, and Ryan Martin will peform at Mashup on Thursday, June 27 at 8 PM. Tickets are 10 dollars at the door and may be reserved on eventbrite.com. Seating max. is 45. BYOB. Soft drinks and Snacks available at Ozubar.
Mashup is a cross genre, cross discipline performance event. Expect the unexpected. It’s for an audience which likes to be surprised and exposed to a variety of artist expressions.
About Emily Beck
About John Holt
John Holt is the lead member of Catskill Mountain based Hallow Dog is an original band, playing liquid swamp funk laced with sweet Appalachian Soul.
About Ryan Martin
Ryan Martin’s sophomore record, Gimme Some Light, is the sound of catharsis and renewal, regret and reinvention. It is a living jukebox, full of vivid, deeply personal songs that span considerable emotional and sonic terrain. Drawing from the same well of timeless American music that informs artists like Neil Young, Ryan Adams, Gillian Welch and Bruce Springsteen, Martin’s themes can get dark – self-doubt, longing, heartbreak, addiction – but the music is full of bold melodies, energy, humor and hope.
“Gimme Some Light sounds like an obscure small-label issue from Laurel Canyon, circa 1974, the kind of thing that Matthew Sweet or Evan Dando would score in the backroom of a Cambridge record shop and stake as some sort of primal influence; the kind of thing John Phillips may have had a hand in at some point; the kind of thing Bobby Darin might have financed had he not died a few months before.” – Chronogram
Recorded at The Art Farm (Felice Brothers, Nels Cline) in Upstate New York, Gimme Some Light goes deep and wide into Martin’s songbook. From the dark and twangy Americana of ‘Death of Love’ to the driving R.E.M.-ish jangle of ’Say You Love Me’, the modern rock exaltation of ‘Lepers In Armor,’ to the timeless fragility of ‘Real Human Being’; these are classic songs luminous with imagery and feeling.
Originally from Los Gatos, California, Martin started writing songs when he was 14 and was soon playing in bands and doing solo gigs up and down the West Coast. After a traumatic car accident in 2005, his path took a sharp turn as he landed in and out of jail and treatment. At 22, Ryan moved to New York City and recorded his excellent debut album, For All the Beautiful Losers. Hundreds of gigs and a few U.S. tours later, Martin had made new fans, become a father and felt he was ready to make a record that reflected a new sense of hope and purpose. That record, Gimme Some Light, is out now on High Moon Records.
“A beautiful slice of Americana. It’s an intense listen, like adjusting one’s eyes to a bright light. You slowly come to settle into the warm glow of his sharp vision and open armed honesty.” – Paste Magazine
Martin is now living in the Hudson Valley of New York and will be embarking on an extensive US tour in July and August 2019 with his band. The three LP-only tracks from Gimme Some Light will be released digitally each month starting in June. A music video for the song ‘Real Human Being’, created by visionary, award-winning animators Michaela Müller (Miramare) and Anna Samo (Obon), will be released in September.
About Green Kill
Green Kill is a multi-use performance space dedicated to a diverse and growing creative community. Green Kill’s mission is to create artistic opportunities through peer to peer organization by talented and dedicated visual, performing and literary artists.
Green Kill is a handicapped accessible exhibition performance Space located at 229 Greenkill Avenue, Kingston, New York, 12401, firstname.lastname@example.org, open Tuesday to Saturday from 3 pm to 9 pm, closed on national holidays. The phone number is 1(347)689-2323. For the event schedule please visit http://greenkill.org/2017/04/24/green-kill-activities/. Exhibition viewing hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 3-5 PM or you may make a special appointment by contacting email@example.com or phoning 347-689-2323.