Multi-instrumentalist and soothing soul singer Sam Ravenna released his self-titled debut EP in 2017 after years as a sideman for bands including Eric Lindell, Cas Haley, Tubby love, and Peter Joseph Burtt & The Kingtide. A Berklee College of Music graduate the Lake Tahoe based Ravenna is a seasoned touring musician and has produced and collaborated on albums for many national acts. His prior projects include the funk powerhouse band “Rapplesauce” and the reggae-dub project “Samily Man”. He is releasing his 14-track album Fragile featuring guests artists Rob O’Block. Scott Flynn of Odesza, Pretty Lights and John Brown’s Body, Max Ribner and Tim Snider (Nahko and Medicine for the people) contributed strings and horns and Mark Sexton (Sextones). The album will be premiered this Friday at La’s renowned Hotel Café.
Many performers live for applause. Michelle Lewis just wants to make you cry. She tours globally from her current home in Los Angeles, from Belgium to Wyoming. This Fall she’ll tour her new full-length album, All That’s Left, through Europe and the US. She has been a regular at The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, and at Club Passim in Boston. Her first full-length album release, This Time Around, arrived in 2004. She has been a longtime collaborator with producer Anthony J. Resta (Elton John, Duran Duran, Shawn Mullins), spanning their work on her EPs Broken (2009) and Paris (2011), her second full-length album, The Parts Of Us That Still Remain (2014), and her forthcoming album All That’s Left (2018).