BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Kwesi K

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Kwesi K

Cookie Rabinowitz, Elegant Animals

Sat, November 8, 2014

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Kwesi K
Kwesi K
Folk music is what the people sing. Big Mamma Thornton brought us Rock n Roll. Sam Cooke helped define soul. The storytelling of Grandmaster Flash helped lay the foundation of Hip Hop. These are all genres that have their roots in American Folk Music. Like the great artists before him, Kwesi K continues the legacy of Folk Music. The Alaskan-Ghanaian-Ohioian songwriter uses contemporary stylings that pull from the diasporas of American heritage. Soulful and simple, Kwesi K draws his listeners in with colorful story lines and a melodic fervor. Kwesi is a true American folk musician celebrating the history of this county's ancestors and their music
Cookie Rabinowitz
Cookie Rabinowitz
From Philadelphia -- a city with a long and rich recorded history with Cameo-Parkway, Philly International as well as vocal groups like the Soul Survivors, Stylistics and Hall and Oates -- emerges a new singer who mines the Blue Eyed Soul genre in a slightly different way. Cookie Rabinowitz has dubbed his music "Four Eyed Soul," as a nod to Philly's rich history of Blue Eyed Soul. This aesthetic encompasses funk, hip-hop, rock, and R&B. Fittingly, the First release from Cookie Rabinowitz is Four Eyed Soul (Electric Roots). Rabinowitz started out as a classic introspective singer-songwriter. But, all that changed when he met hip-hop pioneer Schoolly D. The two, plus the band's guitarist Erik Horvitz, began creating collaboratively on the animated urban music interview show entitled The Cookie Rabinowitz Show. Cookie has also contributed his voice and his songwriting talents to television shows such as The Ghost Whisperer, Men in Trees, and Cartoon Network's Aqua Teen Hunger Force. These outside band activities have informed his musicality both in his vibrant songwriting and his penchant for theatrics in a live setting. Cookie eventually toured with Schoolly and a cadre of iconic rappers, including Public Enemy. "The rap community really embraced me, it was eye opening. Schoolly let me do my thing and shine – I was able to sing and play guitar at 3,000 capacity venues," Cookie recalls. "That inspired me to dive into that world." At the end of the tour, Rabinowitz became a DJ at a Gentlemen's club. There he discovered his musical tastes being driven in a different direction. The "on-the-job-demand" for rugged beats and smoldering hooks took his music even further away from his singer songwriter roots. According to Rabinowitz the Four Eyed Soul vibe is futuristic and classic, an eclectic mix that evokes Stevie Wonder and Sly & The Family Stone among others. Together with singer songwriter/producer Tony Reyes (Cee Lo Green, Wiz Kalifa and Snoop Dogg, Musiq Soulchild, Neyo and Leona Lewis) they embarked on making that eclectic mix a reality. Personnel on the CD also includes Tone Whitfield, bassist for GRAMMY nominee Bilal; Jimmy Coleman, former drummer/percussionist for such acts as John Legend and Eric Hutchinson; and EVI-player, John Swana, touted as one of the most exciting trumpet players of the decade and co-author of Blackwell's Guide to Recorded Jazz.
Elegant Animals
Elegant Animals
Elegant Animals is a Philadelphia-based electronic group with roots in organic soul, r&b and hip hop. Since forming in 2012, the group has explored new sounds by fusing traditional pop structures with elements of unexpected psychedelia and a live set that includes an expanded group of musicians and instruments.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com