The Lords of Lichtenstein
Saturday, August 26
Doors open at 7
Music at 7:30
The Lords of Lichtenstein is a contemporary folk band based in New York City. It started as a duo project of two brothers, Dan and Noah Rauchwerk, and has since grown into a full five-piece band, adding guitarist Ned Steves, bassist Matt Fernicola, and drummer Arjun Dube. The Lords often draw comparisons to The Everly Brothers for their harmonic sensibilities and to The Smothers Brothers for their mischievous onstage interactions. They write purposeful lyrics to tell musical stories that fluctuate between heart-wrenchingly sad and outlandishly ridiculous topics. The Lords have opened for musical stalwarts such as Brett Dennen, Elephant Revival, and Buckwheat Zydeco, and have been featured on NPR's syndicated Mountain Stage program. Their newest album, Downhill Ride to Joyland, is a raucous fifteen-song romp through the ups and downs of human existence.
"An interesting cross-pollination of Simon and Garfunkel and They Might Be Giants, perhaps with a dash of The Smothers Brothers" - Bill Lynch, Charleston Gazette-Mail
"I feel like a little kid sitting on a carpet square in front of a storyteller again." - EarToTheGround Music
"Don’t let the argyle sweater vests fool you, these two young men have something to say and sing about."
- Kathy Sands-Boehmer, Everything Sundry Music Blog
In 2012 we started "Live at The Upstream," a music series bringing the Rivertowns' Art and Music communities closer together.
We program live music, from rock to jazz to classical. We thank all the artists in these communities who have made the series
such a success.
Opening for the Lords of Lichtenstein on the 26th will be Marianne Osiel, Singer/Songwriter/Multi-instrumentalist.
A passionate songwriter and a diversely talented musician (oboe, flute, piano, voice, and strings), Marianne found her songwriting “voice” out of her classical roots. Soon after music school, she headed to Nashville, where she played by day in the Nashville Symphony, while by night played her original music with her own band (with slide guitar), sang backup with such artists as Ashley Cleveland, Gary Nicholsen, Delbert McClinton, John Hall, Jonelle Mosser, cowrote with songwriters Alan Miller, Ray Kennedy, Johnny Neel, or Lisa Aschmann.
Marianne has also been “first-call” recording musician on the oboe and English horn, recording with such luminaries as George Massenburg, Roy Orbison, John Hall, Ashley Cleveland, Rachel Sage, and Rob Mathes. She toured with John Hall (Orleans, Bonnie Raitt) in 1999-2000, as backup slide guitarist, oboist and vocalist (also opening his shows), and jammed with legends from Delbert McClinton to Gatemouth Brown to Jackson Browne to Jack DeJohnette. In both 1999 and 2000, after completing her first self-produced CD, “Strange Girl”, Marianne played as a headliner at Kerrville Music Festival. As an arranger, some of the string quartet arrangements Marianne has for are David Olney, Bob Hillman, Susan Piper, as well as her own CD’s.
Since heading to New York, she has completed “Full Of Wholes” (an acoustic solo album), and “How The Light Gets In”, an all improvisational CD featuring Marianne on oboe and English horn with four distinctly different keyboardists, and is currently working on a new singer/songwriter CD.
Marianne’s music is on Facebook, Reverbnation, and CD Baby. Her striking ‘live’ work can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/user/maitrimusic/videos
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