Join us for a night of poetic, eclectic, stunning music w/María del Pilar joined by Gloria Estrada + María José Montijo w/a full band
MARÍA DEL PILAR
Melodic, sweet, and tough as nails, listening to María del Pilar is like hearing the soundtrack of a quinceañera for a riot grrrl. Former lead singer of Los Abandoned, she was the voice of the bilingual youth movement in the U.S. during the early millennium. Now she has taken her sound to a more personal level, adding her beloved ukulele and a prolific ability to spin out intimate pop songs that rock.
María del Pilar’s acoustic music duo, featuring multi-instrumentalist Gloria Estrada, is a dynamic show that highlights MDP’s haunting vocals and prolific songwriting. A testament to powerful yet graceful Latina energy, this duo creates the perfect match for a captive audience that wants just a little more heart and grit from an intimate musical performance.
Accompanying MDP //
Gloria Estrada (guitaron / guitar / accordion)
Dan Cantrell (accordion / musical saw)
MARÍA JOSÉ MONTIJO
María José’s life changed in 2009 on a beach in her native Puerto Rico, where a friend gave her a used Celtic harp. She began writing hypnotic, haunting songs for harp and voice that incorporate her eclectic musical interests.
María José’s songs grow out of an intuitive process of deep listening and the condition of being fully human in a confusing world. Her lyrics speak of paradoxes: mystery and certainty; doubt and faith; love and solitude; sorrow and connection; exile and feeling at home. Her music is informed by the images and rhythms of the natural world in all its vastness.
Jordan Haar // drums
Ethan Lee // guitar
Leonardo Buendia // bass
Doors at 8:30pm, Show at 9pm
$10-15 sliding scale
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