Drew & Erin's Holiday Bash Benefiting Feedmore

$8 at the door with a canned good!

Drew & Erin's Holiday Bash Benefiting Feedmore

Kenneka Cook, Josh Small, John Charlet, Jordan Tarrant, Ali Thibodeau, Andrew Rohlk

Sun, December 17, 2017

Doors: 4:00 pm / Show: 5:00 pm

The Camel

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door

Drew & Erin
Drew & Erin
Drew and Erin are seasoned musicians and friends who see music as an opportunity to share their souls.
Kenneka Cook
Kenneka Cook
Kenneka Cook has always loved outer space.

Growing up in Richmond, VA, she was obsessed with the moon, staring out her window at the night sky in awe of its mystery. The title track on Cook’s debut record Moonchild, set for a February 23rd release on American Paradox, is both a product of her intense connection with the cosmos, as well as a tribute to the embracing of celestial feminine energy. Musically, Cook bridges the gap between beat-driven sonics and melodic jazz in a brazenly colorful and tonally rich debut album.

Cook’s early training took place in her church choir and school chorus. Her tastes eventually shifted towards heavyweights like Billie Holiday, Erykah Badu, and The Cardigans, informing her confidently playful, harmony-heavy, atmospheric style. Initially she was making acapella songs with a microphone and laptop during the end of her college career out of necessity, describing her voice as “the only instrument I truly had access to” at the time.

She discovered the process of live looping through Reggie Watts, who sometimes uses looping techniques in the songs found in his comedy acts. She covered the jazz standard “Night and Day” using the technique and it turned out better than she ever could have hoped. From there, she began to fully explore creating music and on the new album, she welcomes a variety of live players into the fold to flush out and widen the unique sound she created on her own.

Moonchild is a glimpse through Cook’s lens, exhibiting heartfelt lyrics and melodic themes on spirituality, technology, and social interaction. The album opens with serious meditations on the state of human connection (“My Universe”, “Don’t Ask Me”) and finds its way to a fun-as-hell-take on the now-classic “The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance” by Vampire Weekend. “Please” transforms a conversation between Cook and her mother into a soft hymn, and “Brings Me Back (111)” depicts the mutual beckoning of soulmates.

There’s a DIY backbone here too, as the album was recorded entirely in producer Scott Lane's living room, transformed into a makeshift studio that was regularly set up and torn down. It was recorded this past summer over 3 months time, and features players Devonne Harris (piano/Butcher Brown), Kelli Strawbridge (drums/Kings), Caleb Knight (drums/Sammi Lanzetta), Chris Speasmaker (piano/The Congress), Andrew Sisk (drums/Angelica Garcia), Marcus Tenney (trumpet/Foxygen), Russell Lacy (guitar/Mikrowaves), Sid Kingsley (saxophone/Sid Kingsley), Jared Pool (mandolin/Larry Keel), and Scott Lane (production/engineering).
John Charlet
John Charlet
Jordan Tarrant
Jordan Tarrant
Ali Thibodeau
Ali Thibodeau
Singer-songwriter based in RVA ❤️ loves sharing, playing, and traveling the world.
Andrew Rohlk
Andrew Rohlk
Originally from the suburbs outside of Richmond, VA, Andrew began forming his brand of introspective power pop as a teenager. A self-proclaimed school band geek for 7 years, he picked up guitar at 13 and seldom put it back down. Unable to find a consistent band or music project, Andrew began (somewhat reluctantly) singing and writing his own songs at 15.

Andrew’s influences began with classic rock, blues, and R&B such as Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Wonder. Later on his sound began to draw from contemporary singer-songwriters like Dave Barnes, John Mayer, Josh Kelley, Keith Urban, Eric Hutchinson, and Kyle Riabko. Andrew's most current influence comes from mellow indie folk-rock a la Band of Horses, St. Vincent, Temper Trap, Bombay Bicycle Club, Grizzly Bear, City and Colour, and Death Cab for Cutie.

Andrew is willing to play just about anywhere and has had live performances at bars, pubs, restaurants, clubs, coffee shops, cafes, county fairs, festivals as well as traditional music venues. He has also played in parks, playgrounds, basements, bathrooms, and house shows. With no fear of the unconventional, Andrew Rohlk is prepared to play his music far and wide.
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org