EVENT DETAILS

Thu, Oct 04 | Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge

The Jellyman's Daughter

Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Oct 04, 2018, 7:00 PM
Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge, 12198 Old Rte 9n, Upper Jay, NY 12987, USA

About the Event

Suggested donation- $15 Scottish  duo The Jellyman's Daughter lands squarely in the middle of a strange  crossroads between bluegrass, post-rock, folk and soul. Mixing their  unique vocal harmonies with wild and visceral cello, driving guitar and  sweet mandolin, Emily and Graham write their songs together with a focus  on doing something new. After making each other’s acquaintance  in Edinburgh in 2011, the pair soon found a love for playing music with  each other, staying up into the wee hours making home recordings. The  duo’s debut album, released in late 2014, established The Jellyman’s  Daughter as something fresh and exciting. Reviewers unanimously remarked  upon the originality in Emily and Graham’s songwriting and  arrangements, while they enjoyed the sweet closeness of their vocal  harmonies, as well as Graham’s unconventional cello playing. The Sunday  Herald (Scotland) made it one of their Top Albums of The Year, noting  that “Graham can make his instrument as percussive as a drum, as  grounded as a bass or as sweet as a fiddle... when Kelly and Coe sing  together, their harmonies squeeze the heart." They started 2015  as they meant to go on, winning even more praise following  bigger­-exposure live performances, including a nomination for Best  Acoustic Act in the Scottish Alternative Music Awards, and spreading  their wings much further afield, spending a month touring Germany, The  Netherlands and Denmark. After a successful appearance at Folk Alliance  International in Kansas City early in the year, Emily and Graham spent  2016 gigging extensively, including a tour of Canada in September, while  they returned to Folk Alliance in February 2017 with an official  showcase.