Julia Weldon, Becca Richardson, Fort Gorgeous

C'mon Everybody presents:

Julia Weldon

Becca Richardson

Fort Gorgeous

Sat · October 7, 2017

8:00 pm (event ends at 10:30 pm)

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Julia Weldon
Julia Weldon
On the verge of starting their next album, Brooklyn indie-folk-pop artist Julia Weldon instead found themself waking up from a coma after a gender affirming surgery. One year later after a fortunate recovery and songs to tell the story, the self-taught, nationally recognized musician went across the pond to England to record their new material with Drew Morgan (producer of Perfume Genius). As a follow-up to their critically acclaimed album, Light Is a Ghost, Weldon describes their new work as a contemplation of polarities: heartbreak and new love, life and death, connection and loss.

Weldon tours nationally and their music has been featured in NYLON, The Village Voice, Buzz Feed, Bitch Magazine, Autostraddle, AfterEllen, SheWired, The Advocate, Deli Magazine, and The Washington Post.

Weldon's 2013 album Light Is a Ghost is produced by Saul MacWilliams (Ingrid Michaelson, Dan Romer) and features Adam Christgau (Sia, Tegan and Sara) on drums. The album showcases Weldon’s storytelling, voice, and unmistakable charisma.

“Both the song and video are a beautiful testimony to resilience and strength and why it’s important to dance in the face of despair” - NYLON

"An almost perfect record." - No Depression Magazine

“New York-based singer-songwriter Julia Weldon might be the most soulful singer you’ve never heard of.” -The Advocate

“On her new record ‘Light Is a Ghost,’ singer-songwriter Julia Weldon acts as… every good dream that’s worth preserving after the alarm clock goes off.” -The Deli NYC
Becca Richardson
Becca Richardson
Becca Richardson has always navigated uncertain spaces.

As a mixed-race daughter in middle America, someone always feeling “just left of inside,” the questions surrounding what it means to belong and connect have long been on her mind. From her childhood bedroom in small-town Ohio, Richardson found a first spark of connection through her love of music. Her earliest musical memories are of her mother dancing in the kitchen to artists like Fleetwood Mac and Cat Stevens, and her father spinning soulful records from the likes of Coltrane and Phoebe Snow after work. After learning to play the piano and guitar, she discovered a deep passion for songwriting — something that still serves as a powerful tool for discovering herself and carving out a space in the world.

As an adult, Richardson headed west, honing her style in Northern California. That sunny, jangly influence makes an appearance in her songs, combined with her electronic sensuality and a bluesy sensibility. Richardson provides examinations into womanhood, otherness and the concept of autonomy.

After a few years working her way through the San Francisco music scene, Richardson made the move to Nashville, TN where she quickly began work on her debut album with producers Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, Adia Victoria) and Courtney Little. Her LP will be released Fall 2017.
Fort Gorgeous
Fort Gorgeous
Formed in Brooklyn, NY in 2016, Fort Gorgeous is the musical moniker of songwriter/guitarist Billy Libby. As a person sitting on a see-saw of optimism and pessimism, Billy creates pensive and atmospheric songs based heavily on intricate guitar melodies with lyrics that contemplate themes like death and the severity of all choices made in life. When not slipping into the darkness of all of life's "what ifs", Billy is often excited about life like a kid at an arcade with $30. Fort Gorgeous is currently working on a debut EP due out this fall and is collaboration with Gary Atturio, Saul Simon MacWilliams and other writers and musicians in both NYC and LA.
Venue Information:
C'mon Everybody
325 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11238