Brett Benowitz

2nd Annual Brett Benowitz & Friends @ Arlene's Grocery

Brett Benowitz

Ryan Rickenbach, The Lobbyists, Johnny And The Bootlegs

Oct 26 Fri

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Brett Benowitz
Brett Benowitz
Brett Benowitz was born in Newport Beach, California and grew up in Cartersville, Georgia. As a kid he was drawn to the funky style of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the virtuous guitar playing of Jimi Hendrix. By age 13 he picked up the guitar and started writing music. When Brett was 20 he studied abroad in Israel and for the first time, he started playing his original songs in bars and clubs with his guitar duo band, Lechem v’Dagan (Bread and Grain). After returning to the states he recorded his first self-titled album dedicated to the loving memory of his late grandmother, Betty Benowitz, and after graduating college in 2011, he moved to NYC to pursue a career in music. While living in Brooklyn, Brett recorded two albums with his blues duo band, Sham, and a solo EP called “One”. Now Brett has completed his greatest work yet, Burn To Glow, a nine-song concept album recorded at Dubway Studios in NYC. Drawing from funk, soul, blues, and rock, Brett’s music is blue-eyed soul with groove and passion. With emotional lyrics, funky guitar licks, and powerful vocals most often compared to that of Jeff Buckley’s, Brett bares his soul in his songs with heartfelt messages and catchy melodies you’ll be humming in your sleep.
Ryan Rickenbach
Ryan Rickenbach
Cosmic folk troubadour Ryan Rickenbach makes his Arlene’s debut. Rickenbach released Stasis EP in 2016 and is currently recording a debut LP for his fledgling vanity label, A-Frame Records. More information and a lusty music video at rickenbachmusic.com.
The Lobbyists
The Lobbyists
Formed in the winter of 2012 at The Flea Theater, The Lobbyists have crafted a distinctive harmony-driven sound that draws on folk, bluegrass, country, roots, and pop. Acoustic instrumentation, intricate harmonies, and inventive, collaborative songwriting combine to create a fresh sound at once unique and rooted in traditional folk music.

The band met while acting together in These Seven Sicknesses, a Drama Desk- nominated hit of the 2012 downtown New York theater scene. Tommy and Will, who met while playing and acting together at Yale, brought their musical partnership to The Flea, where the duo began playing together in the lobby of the theater as pre-show entertainment. They were quickly joined by Alex Grubbs on mandolin. Percussionist Tony Vo and Parisian singer Eloïse Eonnet soon rounded out the band, and The Lobbyists were born!

In summer 2013, in the subterranean chambers of Penn Station, Tommy was arrested mid-stride by the mellifluous strains of one Douglas Waterbury-Tieman's fiddle. After guest-fiddling for several months, Douglas officially joined the band winter 2014.

The Lobbyists released their debut EP, Our Home, in February 2013. It consists of five original songs and is available for download on iTunes and The Lobbyists' Bandcamp Page. Also available to stream and download is The Lobbyists' three-track demo record Songs from SeaWife, recorded by Geoff Strasser at Analogue Muse and released in March 2014. Songs from SeaWife features three songs from the concert play SeaWife, a piece the band is creating in collaboration with playwright Seth Moore, director Liz Carlson, and Naked Angels. More information about the project can be found on the band's website and at www.seawife.org.
Johnny And The Bootlegs
Johnny And The Bootlegs
Venue Information:
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.arlenesgrocery.net/