Sunday, October 23 7pm
Aperture Duo returns to Craft In America for an evening of high energy chamber music for violin and viola. Featuring recent works by Pauline Kim Harris, Salvadore Sciarrino, and local composers Andrew McIntosh and Carolyn Chen. Join us for the sounds of American fiddle tunes, full moons, prepared instruments, and sparkly overtones that will make your mustaches curl.
Live concerts are returning to the Craft in America Center this summer. Solo artist and Craft in America House Band member Terry de Castro partners with bassist and vocalist Gina Segall to perform an evening of folk songs, cover versions, and indie folk rock originals. They will be joined by guitarist/music producer Chris Silagyi and new members of the Craft in America House Band.
Terry de Castro: guitar, vocals
Gina Segall: bass guitar, vocals
Chris Silagyi: guitar, vocals
Joan Mace: banjo, vocals
Emilia Shaffer-Del Valle: vocals
Craft in America is once again presenting live music at the Craft in America Center with a series of concerts starting on July 2nd.
Rumori is the cellist and producer Jason Adams’ exercise in machine-mediated musical performance. Rumori engages the expressive musicality of the cello with an electronic musician’s focus on space, timbre, and texture. In counterpoint to Adams’ sinuous cello playing is angular, frenetic electronic percussion.
Adams’ most recent release, Kii, is at rumoricello.bandcamp.com.
Using minimal and intentional affecting of violin, amp, feedback, flute, and synth; Ang & Pauline investigate modes of perception and the impact of uncertain space. Their improvisational work together often encompasses unspoken connection and cues from their shared environment.
Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 4pm PST
Craft in America is offering a pre-recorded conversation/concert with Don Pedi and Doug Naselroad, both featured in the Craft in America: HARMONY episode. Don Pedi is a virtuoso folk musician and groundbreaking dulcimer player, and Doug Naselroad is a musician, luthier and founder of the Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Company and Appalachian School of Luthiery. They are in conversation and performing traditional folk songs in a special edition of the Knott Downtown Radio Hour in Hindman, Kentucky.
Produced by: Current Media – https://www.currentmedia.online
Cinematography by: Curren Sheldon and Brady Holden
Edited by: Elliott Childress and Curren Sheldon
Join us for a casual afternoon of music at the Craft in America Center with the Craft in America House Band, featuring bassist and vocalist Maggie Hasspacher, bassist Noah Reitman, vocalist Argenta Walther, guitarist and vocalist Terry de Castro, and others.
Craft in America has been presenting live music for nearly ten years. The first concert was in 2012, when a group of talented musicians set up their instruments in the window of the Craft in America Center. They performed for the listeners inside and to the passersby outside the window. The Craft in America House Band was formed shortly after, and the group has performed numerous concerts both at the Center and other venues in Los Angeles, including Space 15 Twenty, Craft Contemporary, and the Bandstand at Los Angeles Plaza Park on Olvera Street.
Craft in America is pleased present a mini concert series in conjunction with the HARMONY episode. The first concert in the series will feature the Savoy Family Band: master accordion maker Marc Savoy; musician and author Ann Savoy; musician and producer Joel Savoy; and accordionist and multil- instrumentalist Wilson Savoy.
The Savoys are part of a long tradition of artisans and musicians who keep the legacy of Cajun culture alive. They performed and filmed a concert at the home of Joel Savoy in Eunice, Louisiana. The concert will be available to watch from December 9, 2021 at 5pm PST on this page, and on Craft in America’s Facebook page & YouTube channel.
Streamed Live on July 16, 2021
Meet me Halfway: that was the offer that pianist/vocalist/composer Amy K Bormet and violinist/songwriter Melinda Rice made to each other from Washington, D.C. and Spring Mount, PA. They sat down together at Concord Point Lighthouse at the meeting of the Chesapeake Bay and the Susquehanna River. After months of listening to each other’s creative output online, they improvised the beginning of a set reflecting their surroundings and themselves. Bormet and Rice have created a special video of their collaboration.
Streamed Live on July 9, 2021
Odeya Nini is a vocalist and composer of contemporary and experimental music. Her work is an investigation of inner dialogue, polarization, cohabitation and the meaning of validity. As both a composer and soloist, her music acknowledges the arc from silence to noise and all its variant sonic exposures.
Find out more about Odeya Nini: www.odeyanini.com
Streamed Live on June 25, 2021
Astrid Williamson is a founding member of respected UK indie trio Goya Dress – their debut album Rooms was produced by rock legend John Cale. She has been compared to artists such as Joni Mitchell, Kristin Hersch and John Martyn, but Williamson’s artistry is distinctive in its own right. Her hauntingly beautiful voice creates vividly intelligent emotional landscapes in her confessional song writing.
Since her career began in 1994, Shetland-born Williamson has released six solo albums and collaborated with various artists, including Johnny Marr & Bernard Sumner (Electronic), Arthur Baker, Steroephonics, This Mortal Coil/Hope Blister and Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance).
“Her vocal delivery approaches John Martyn levels of emotional impact….avoid ‘Scattered’, it will tear you to pieces.”The Sunday Times on We Go To Dream (2015)
For more on Astrid Williamson: astridwilliamson.co.uk
Streamed Live on June 18, 2021
Shacara Rogers is a vocalist, songwriter, and vocal coach from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated with her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Degrees from Howard University. She had been a lead soloist of Afro Blue, Howard’s premier vocal jazz ensemble, and has performed at many different arenas with artists like Patti LaBelle, Dianne Reeves, Esperanza Spalding, and many others.
In 2018 she released her debut album, 16 Moments, and became an internationally acclaimed artist with her first 4 week tour of Russia in 2019. Her most current releases of 2021 include a single called “His Will,” and a full length album entitled In Jesus’ Name I Sing. She also won the 2021 Wammie Award for Best Gospel/Inspirational Song in the DMV area with her single, “His Will.”
Over the last nine years, this wife and mother has won many awards, released three full length albums, two singles, a music video, become an international performing artist, served seven years teaching on the collegiate level, and started a health and wellness business.
Find out more about Shacara Rogers: www.shacararogers.com