Kate Isenberg '97 and Rachel Garlin '96 have much in common: they are Harvard alumnae, singer-songwriter-guitarists, and friends. On Saturday, March 7, Isenberg and Garlin play back-to-back sets at Room 5, an intimate listening lounge in Los Angeles's mid-Wilshire neighborhood.
7:30pm Doors open
8:00pm Kate Isenberg
9:00pm Rachel Garlin
$10 cover includes both the 8pm and 9pm sets. Tickets here.
Room 5 is located on the 2nd floor, upstairs from Amalfi restaurant (which has some valet parking available). http://room5lounge.com/
About the performers:
KATE ISENBERG's first studio solo album, THE TIME COMES ON HUMMING TRACKS, was a finalist for the Indie Acoustic Project's Best Female Singer-Songwriter Album of the year. Her second studio album, GOLD RUSH TOWN, received college and commercial radio play around the U.S. and was an IAP finalist for Best Lyrics. The albums were co-produced by Isenberg with Jon Evans (bassist, Tori Amos) and feature guest performers such as accordionist/organist Julie Wolf (Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco) and trumpeter Erik Jekabson (John Mayer). Growing up in the Bay Area, Isenberg began studying violin at age eight. After teaching herself guitar in college, she began performing her own songs, pushing the boundaries of her guitar playing to include alternate tunings. In addition to being a songwriter, Isenberg is an illustrator and animator. Her first short film, released in 2013, is an animated video for "Robin," a signature track on GOLD RUSH TOWN.
RACHEL GARLIN's songwriting has been recognized at festivals such as Kerrville, Telluride, and the South Florida Folk Festival, and she was honored with first place in the Newport Folk Festival Talent Search. Garlin’s April 2015 release, Wink at July, takes us to varied settings (the isles of Scotland, the subways of New York, the hills of the Bay Area) and hosts a cast of characters with whom we relate in unexpected ways. Some of them are undoubtedly Garlin herself, the teacher-turned-troubadour who grew up in Berkeley and toured extensively while based in New York. Others are drawn from stories she has absorbed in her work as an educator and artist living in San Francisco with her wife and two young boys. Garlin's songs have aired on Click and Clack's Car Talk, Amy Goodman's Democracy Now, and radio stations throughout the country. Her live performances bring together a natural stage presence and the same folk, rock, pop and bluegrass sensibilities that can be heard on her recordings.