Relief For Houston with Jypsy Jeyfree, starr busby, Ava Raiin, Denitia

The Jelly Presents:

Relief For Houston with Jypsy Jeyfree, starr busby, Ava Raiin, Denitia

Mon · September 18, 2017

8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Jypsy Jeyfree
Jypsy Jeyfree
Jypsy Jeyfree represents the harmony between a renaissance woman , bohemian spirit , freedom fighter and true walking ART. Invoking the raw emotion
starr busby
Starr Busby is a New York based singer, songwriter and actress originally from Houston, TX. She studied music and theatre at Northwestern University and has toured with Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens as well as La Mama Experimental Theatre Club. Check out Starr's music at www.starrmuzik.com
Ava Raiin
Ava Raiin
Ava Raiin (born Michelle Renee Walker) is an experimental R&B artist, singer/songwriter, performer and twin. After an unconventional childhood spent between Minneapolis and Texas, she made her way to NYC to pursue her passion. With no existing connections to break into the music industry, Ava began to make her rounds in the artist circuit, singing cover songs in showcases and local open mic nights. A series of fateful meetings and introductions led her to stints in modeling, full-time creative production and eventually touring gigs as a background singer and featured vocalist with a range of artists across the music spectrum. During the last few years, Ava has shared the stage and collaborated with Melissa Etheridge, Blood Orange / Dev Hynes, Chrisette Michele, Solange Knowles and others, all while perfecting her own sound.
Denitia
Denitia
What’s left when you strip everything ceremonial away? It’s a terrifying question for most artists as interlocking layers of disguises and aliases and personalities can sometimes be the only barrier between you and the weight of the world’s expectations. The prospect of facing those anxieties while laid bare can spur many to wear those masks forever, but there are some artists who see distillation as the only way forward. Denitia Odigie knows that path as well as anyone. She was stricken with such severe stage fright as a young performer that she asked people to turn around or close their eyes before she could begin. But that’s all changed, and she’s ready to face her audience eye to eye.

Denitia’s Ceilings is a portrait of an artist awakened. After moving to the Rockaways, an isolated, beach-side Queens community, Odigie found herself turning inward for inspiration. She set out to shed the protective layers her career had imposed and rediscover what songs and sounds came naturally to her. She also wanted this story to have her name on it: no more aliases, no more hiding.

Denitia discovered a fellow traveler in Daniel Schlett, the owner of the Williamsburg recording studio, Strange Weather. The pair dug through stacks of Denitia’s demos, selecting the choice cuts that would eventually yield the Ceilings EP. The symbiosis between the pair can be felt through each song as Denitia’s sweeping compositions breathe and tighten at just the right moments. It starts with the anger and frustration on “Bound to Happen,” where Denitia first faces the illusions surrounding her and shatters them to pieces. The song begins spare as a dirge, but then fills with bright, vibrant synths as Denitia begins taking a sledgehammer to the ersatz world around her. That clear-eyed perspective is then cemented on “Waiting” and “Ceilings,” twin tracks that are meditations on the world’s self-imposed separations and segregations, and serve as pleas to break down those barriers we unwittingly construct. The EP closes with “Planes,” described by Denitia as a song about the “constant longing for more, of wanderlust and desire.” The track's spine is in its vibrant piano and drum composition that lets Denitia’s voice soar and search, a sign that Ceilings is only the beginning.
Venue Information:
C'mon Everybody
325 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11238
http://www.cmoneverybody.com/