BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Kawehi

Kawehi

Cookie Rabinowitz

Wed, January 14, 2015

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Kawehi
Kawehi
Hawaiian independent artist Kawehi (kuh-veh-hee) is known across the nation for her live shows as a "one-woman band," creating intricate loops via beatboxing, a guitar, a midi keyboard and Ableton Live. She is known for her opinionated songwriting, centering her music messages around social issues and injustices. Kawehi's videos and songs have been featured on CBS News Most Viral Videos, Vimeo, Booooooom!, Sony Music, Huffington Post, Esquire, Spin, Elle, Maxim, People, Devour, Gizmodo, etc. Her original music can be found on commercials throughout Asia for MasterCard and Casio. As an independent artist, Kawehi has taken to Kickstarter, raising funds for four EP's, a live album, a documentary and a US national tour through crowd-funding alone - staying true to herself and her fans by making the kind of music she is proud of. Kawehi is making a name for herself as a true DIY artist, creating music that is honest, creative and relative - and generating much-deserved attention from both fans and industry folk alike.
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.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com