Earlier this week we went to Syracuse artist Sheralyn Jeanne‘s house and filmed her performing her song “Greenwood Pl.” Her childhood home is the topic of the song, a house that was recently sold. Sheralyn moved out just this week but wanted us to put together a few videos of her singing and playing the piano in her house. The song is an amazing tribute to the house and truly evokes the emotion of leaving one’s childhood home. There is surely more to come from this great, young artist. Find out more about Sheralyn Jeanne here
Sunday, June 19th, marked the date of this month’s Sub Rosa Session. The performers for the night were the wonderful Jess Novak and the powerful Allie Fox & The Ivory Tower.
Jess Novak impressed the audience with her multi-instrumental ability combined with her smooth and honest voice. The first song of the night, “I’d Rather Be With You“, quickly displayed her wide range of talents. She began by strumming some guitar chords which she saved into her loop guitar pedal. Throughout the rest of the song these chords played. Atop this she played another guitar part and sang, until partway through when she put down the guitar and played a fiddle solo. It resulted in a sound so full (and with enough different instruments) to have been a band. The rest of Jess’ set was equally impressive, featuring piano ballads alongside the acoustic songs.
Following Jess’ set there was a brief break. In typical Sub Rosa fashion there were hors d’oeuvres and wine for the audience to enjoy while they mingled. When they returned they were treated to a performance by Allie Fox & The Ivory Tower.
Allie Fox & The Ivory Tower performed as a two-piece for the intimate setting. The songs featured Allie Fox’s folky acoustic guitar and sincere vocals accented by the melodic bass lines of her husband, Adam Fox. Each of the 9 songs grasped the audience’s attention as they came and went. Allie Fox shared some stories between songs about her experiences and history with her music. One of the most sincere performances of the night was “Standstill“. Before the song Allie told a story about her father sending her lyrics in an email, “Standstill” was the result. It was an emotional moment considering Sub Rosa fell on Father’s Day.
Overall it was a fun and successful night. The Sub Rosa setting once again offered two unique and intimate performances. Keep your eyes peeled for more information on next month’s Sub Rosa Session. Until then, listen to this recording of Jess Novak playing “Captivated” live at Sub Rosa #30:
Damin McCurty, perhaps better known by his moniker Underlord 315, came into SubCat Studios to talk about music, hip hop, and life. Underlord 315 raps as a member of the group Wasabi Underlord Art Collective. He discussed topics such as his sources of inspiration, his mission as an artist, and the future of the Wasabi Underlord Art Collective.
Underlord 315 is driven to provide different and exciting music that turns heads. Trying something new is a difficult but worthwhile mission in the music industry. That’s why it is more important than ever to support local music, there are countless artists that are inspired to transform the future of music right in your backyard.
Last month the amazingly talented and funny David Mayfield performed at Sub Rosa Session #29. The audience was entertained by his captivating lyrics combined with his energetic and spectacular guitar-playing abilities. You can watch part of his set in the accompanying video featuring his song “Rain on My Parade”. Let us know what you thought about his performance in the comments!
If you missed last month’s Sub Rosa Session and want to experience a unique, intimate performance for yourself then you should come this Sunday, June 19 at 6:00 pm to see Allie Fox & The Ivory Tower and Jess Novak perform at Sub Rosa #30! For more information on Sunday’s Sub Rosa Session click here
Last month we hosted the 27th installment of our in-studio concert series, the SubRosa Sessions. Watch award-winning bluesman Tas Cru, joined by the eclectic Mary Ann Casale, perform a heartfelt rendition of Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released”. Enjoy.
March 9th marked the 19th anniversary of legendary New York emcee Notorious B.I.G.’s tragic passing. Millions of fans have been flooding the internet with words of respect and various tributes dedicated to the late rapper. One Syracuse artist is paying homage while bringing awareness to a rare disease. Last week Freeborn Music Productions’ Truth Speaker released “Long Live the King”, a remix to Biggie’s classic “One More Chance”. His lyrics detail the journey of Baby King, a two-year-old diagnosed with a rare immunodeficiency disease known as CD40. King receives monthly treatments at SUNY Upstate’s Cancer Center in hopes of finding a bone marrow donor, but locating a match for the transplant is much easier said than done. According to marrowdrives.org,patients in the US have a 30% chance of finding a match.
Detroit’s legendary DJ Lenn Swann scratches over the classic instrumental, giving “Long Live the King” a fresh yet nostalgic vibe. Truth expresses his support for King’s fight with lines like “Baby brother best believe I rock with you/ Because I feel your pain” and “A positive match is all the young’n needs”. The lyrics also show the love King has received from familiar faces throughout the Syracuse community, including former Orangeman Scoop Jardine. Later on in the track Truth Speaker delivers a stream of consciousness as he envisions future possible career paths for the toddler: “King the ‘lectrician, King the technician/ King the mathematician, King the musician”.
Truth Speaker’s positive call to action reminds us of the unifying potential of hip hop and local music in general, though it’s clear the young rapper’s support for King extends well beyond the music. Look out for “Long Live the King” on Truth Speaker’s upcoming project, SoulFoodDaMixtape. Click here for more info about the bone marrow registry. To learn more about bone marrow drives or to host one call Paula Miller at 315-476-3000 ext. 2576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To gain success in the music industry, these days artists are taking on more responsibilities than ever: booking shows, marketing, public relations, sales, licensing and distributing, oh, and writing and performing their music are making it harder than ever to break the hobbyist mold. Throw a day job in the mix and it’s easy to see why many musicians struggle with finding the time to create a career out of their passion.
SubCat Studios is proud to unveil our Artist Marketing and Promotional Services! AMPS lighten the workload so you can spend less time bringing awareness to your craft and more time perfecting it.
We will post promotional materials around the Greater Syracuse Area or only the neighborhoods you choose. Turnaround time will depend on the size of the request, but most orders will be completed within 1-3 days. For more info email email@example.com or call us at 315-478-0684!
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