Nils Becker, Nicholas John, Hannah Cranton, Kate Mills, Lesley Barth

Nils Becker

Nicholas John

Hannah Cranton

Kate Mills

Lesley Barth

May 21 Mon

7:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Nils Becker
Nils Becker
It has always been my dream to come to the United States, home of so many of the inspirations that had put me on my musical path. The deep and endless valleys between skyscrapers, an endless prairie, or endless highways – all of this is hard to find in Germany. Folk, country, and Americana music – it doesn’t really find its way across the ocean that often. The never ending motives of home, travel, and longing just seem to lend themselves so much better to America—an America that I only knew from photos, books, movies, and of course music. I fell in love with an image of this country so deeply that I needed to be a part of it. I had to be here to be able to truly capture American culture in song.

I moved to the States during a very dynamic and emotionally charged time and it turned out the country I would find held so much of what it had promised and yet was so entirely different. I have lived here for over two years, now. I have traveled; I have tasted the longing. I have missed home, and I have found a home. And I have met people. Many different people from many different places. I made friends, got to make music with them, and I learned so much. It took me two wonderful years to catch my breath and to find my voice and now I’m finally ready to share my music with the world. People from everywhere have worked hard and helped me to make it come to live and I am forever grateful.

My time in the United States has taught me countless lessons but the most important one might be that as someone who wasn’t born here, I can still become a part of this dream. However, I know that this is not true for everyone. I was extremely fortunate to be welcomed into an amazing community with people from all over the world. Only through the help of this community did I get to create something I had always dreamed of. I found myself in a studio in New York with talented colleagues that I’m very happy to call my friends to record American music that I had written. I hope you can hear the enjoyment, the love, and our bond in this music. I got to learn what meaning this label can truly bear and I am proud to present my music – Made in America.
Nicholas John
Nicholas John
Nicholas John is a folk and country singer-songwriter based in Queens, NY. He plays the guitar, banjo, cello, pretty much anything with strings on it. He likes to sing songs and tell stories. His debut album Something I Made is forthcoming on The Cabin Records this spring.
Hannah Cranton
Hannah Cranton
With an ability to span genres while still maintaining a cohesive sound, Hannah Cranton “has captivated crowds with her transfixing voice and eclectic words.” (The Noise) Her music has been described as “clear, open and expressive” (Lynn Happens) along with being “all woman…conjuring up Baez and Collins with its rich cadence.” (Art Throb) Her debut album, Without a Shadow of a Certainty has been described as “an incredible piece of art…tied together by a musical and lyrical flow that takes you on a journey.” (The Noise)
Kate Mills
Kate Mills
Meet Kate Mills, an NYC based singer/songwriter whose recent single, "Cherry Tree", is a nice reminder that Spring is on the way. Thank you, Kate for helping take away the winter blues with this catchy and uplifting song. Kate's voice is easy to like and her songwriting ability is one of a kind.
Lesley Barth
Lesley Barth
A child of an opera singer and an actress, Lesley grew up singing, writing, and performing. She released her debut single, "Desire," in 2013, and her first EP "Good Like This," recorded in Brooklyn's Mission Sound, is streaming now.

She's been playing at top New York City singer-songwriter venues to audiences that note her compelling and nuanced lyrics, along with her strong, emotive voice and rich harmonies. Her honest and melodic songs (with influences ranging from Motown to Prince to Carole King) were described, not at all inaccurately, by one fan as, "depressing yet uplifting."
Venue Information:
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.arlenesgrocery.net/