The Catalyst

Gipsy Moon, Kitchen Dwellers

Livein The Atrium

Gipsy Moon

Kitchen Dwellers

Sun, January 29, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$12 in advance / $15 at the door

This event is 16 and over

Gipsy Moon
Gipsy Moon
Gipsy Moon is a five-piece group of artists on an endless musical journey, sharing songs with the hopes of planting inspiration into the soul, starting a fire in the heart, and building community that invokes love in its wildest manifestations. They are an innovative folk-group of five from the mountains of Nederland, Colorado. Original material mixed with oldworld-traditionals, Gipsy Moon provides a full spectrum of musical styles. One moment you'll be kicking up your heels to a folk melody, the next you'll be ready to tango. “We have one foot in performing arts and another foot in the party realm”, says mandolin player Silas Herman. Ask around at any live performance about Gipsy Moon's sound and you will get answers as various as, Newgrass, Jazz, Bohemian-Pop, Retro-Slavic, and Eastern-European'; but any die-hard fan can sum it all up simply as, Gipsygrass. Gipsy Moon is; lead vocalist Mackenzie Page (also providing guitar and tenor banjo), Silas Herman on mandolin, CellistAndrew Conley, Matt Cantor on bass and back-up vocals, and Omar Al'Tbal on percussion. Each of the five members have a hand in the song writing process, frequently passing the baton. Mackenzie sings with a voice that is all her own, one reminiscent of smoke filled speakeasies and Latina cobblestone streets. In Silas's hands, the mandolin can speak any musical language with solos that sing of a summer day. Matt's rhythms dance through the crowd while his fingers disappear across the large stand-up bass. Andrew's melodies mesmerize with classic backbone and contemporary spirit, and Omar holds the whole thing together with rhythms to make one dance. Their combined natural sound strikes at the heart of life, sorrow, love, and hope. One cannot help but sing along, full of love with every word. Sticks and Stones marks the second studio release for Gipsy Moon. “We have really collaborated to find our sound on this one”, says Mackenzie Page. This year is shaping up to be a busy one for the five-piece, with back-to-back festivals all Summer long. “Our momentum just keeps building”, says bassist Matt Cantor. With Gipsy Moon, it really is all about the live show. No one song is ever done quite the same way twice and their repertoire of songs just keeps growing. “Plans are already in store for our next album”, says Mackenzie
Kitchen Dwellers
Kitchen Dwellers
Montana-bred bluegrass outfit Kitchen Dwellers are captivating fans across the country with their high-energy live performances and unique approach to traditional music that fans have dubbed ͞Galaxy Grass.͟ Formed while attending college at Montana State, the group has burst onto the bluegrass scene sharing the stage with acts such as Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters and Twiddle. In recent years the band has begun to tour nationally, hitting notable venues and festivals around the country including The Brooklyn Bowl, The Fox Theatre, Delfest, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Northwest String Summit, and The Frendly Gathering. 2016 will see the band hitting the road harder than ever while they continue to push the boundaries of their genre.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/