Mia Riddle 9:30 PM
Born in the West, settled in the East, Brooklyn singer/guitarist Mia Riddle writes songs that are equal parts desert expanse and outer-borough street lamp spirit. Recorded at Williamsburg’s Headgear Studios, producer Rod Sherwood’s basement apartment, and a friend’s pizzeria in Bushwick after hours, Tumble and Drag sounds as good driving up the Pacific Coast Highway as it does huddled by the heater in a tiny apartment, watching the snow pile up outside the window. The good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly…the music Mia and her six-piece band of transplants make, they call home.
Gretchen Witt & Denitia Odigie 10:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Singer/Songwriter Gretchen Witt uses threads of folk, country, and pop to weave a sound ripe with femininity and edge. Reviewers have quipped; “Whatever she does, she should keep on doing it because this is acoustic rock magic,” (Discovering Artists.com).
Nashville-based singer-songwriter/rhythm guitarist Denitia Odigie has just released her latest country-tinged compilation of soul-folk songs. Recorded in Music City U.S.A. with producer Darryl Swart, the 5 song EP, CONTRAST, is already making waves, selling unpredictably well at live shows from Tennessee to Texas to Montreal, Quebec. With beginnings as underground and DIY as her marketing and sales strategies, Denitia has just signed a publishing deal with Nashville’s Weston Boys Entertainment, quickly poising her for a launch from unheard to ubiquitous indie in 2009. In the middle of the excitement of promoting her last independent project, Denitia is already in the studio, recording more of the soul-folk-pop songs for which she is becoming known and loved.