Shannon Pelcher CD Release

w/s/g The Hill Hollow Band

Featured Shows

Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 8:00 PM


Shannon Pelcher
With nods to Tin Pan Alley, 1960s folk and experimental acoustic, Shannon Pelcher has one foot dipped in the jazz world and the other planted in singer/songwriter storytelling traditions. Her dreamlike lyrics and lilting vocals are backed by elegantly deft guitar playing, and her sound is both vintage and contemporary, influenced as much by John Coltrane as it is by PJ Harvey. A recent Brooklyn transplant, Pelcher attended Temple University’s School of Music in Philadelphia, and studied jazz guitar while working at Ortlieb's Jazzhaus. She played lead guitar various projects before branching out on her own in 2008, with the encouragement of friends in the Philadelphia singer/songwriter scene.

Her self-titled 5-song debut EP, "Shannon Pelcher & The Iron Threads," was produced by Rob Shaffer and mixed and mastered by Henry Hirsch (Lenny Kravitz, Madonna) and Rachael Alina at Waterfront Studios in Hudson, NY. The album features Rob Shaffer on bass, Gary Lebiedzinski on drums, Jaron Olevsky on piano/organ, Naeemah Maddox, Rhenda Fearrington, Natalie Hicks and Rosemary Fikki on vocal harmonies, Bryan Rogers on saxophone and horn arrangements, Larry Toft on trombone and Patrick Hughes on trumpet.

Today, Pelcher performs both solo and with her band The Iron Threads, a rotating group of New York City- and Philadelphia-based musicians that often includes members of her recording band, as well as collaborator Leon Boykins. She plans to support the EP release with shows throughout the Northeast, and will have album release events in both New York City and Philadelphia in the fall.


The Hill Hollow Band
One of the emerging bright lights in the Capital Region's roots music scene, The Hill Hollow Band performs with a rambling energy that must be seen to be appreciated. Armed with a multitude of instruments, eclectic arrangements, and musical influences that span a century, this band has a well-earned reputation as local live performance favorites.

Get ready to enjoy richly textured arrangements including accordion, mandolin, fiddle, guitars, pedal steel, bass, and full harmony vocals. Stir in some spicy sax by Josh Greenberg, and all of a sudden, you've got a music festival on your hands!



*Times listed are when doors open. Music typically begins one hour later. Prices listed are for tickets only, an additional $5 door charge may apply for those under age 21 at our 18 and over shows.



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