Manda Mosher and Ashley Raines
A night of compelling songs from two uniquely talented singer-songwriters!
|Presenting||Manda Mosher and Ashley Raines|
July 16, 2010
8:00PM to 9:30PM
|Contact Name||(970) 241-8801|
On Friday, July 16, at 8 pm, the Radio Room at KAFM will host Manda Mosher with Ashley Raines.
AMERICAN SONGWRITER proclaimed Moser’s 2009 debut album, EVERYTHING YOU NEED, “beautiful, compelling melodies with poignant lyrics sung with a sensual, sultry authority…This is good, this is now.” On August 10, 2010, Manda Mosher and Red Parlor Records will release THE CITY OF CLOWNS, an ode to Mosher’s hometown.
Manda Moser will promote her new EP with fellow artist Ashley Raines for their "In Lieu of Flowers" Tour and will perform in Grand Junction at the KAFM Radio Room on July 16. A collaborative road show, the two songwriters will take turns backing each other up in showcasing their respective material. THE SANTA BARBARA NEWS PRESS described Manda’s music as “an alluring sound, somewhere between artful pop and a harder, rock space.” Manda finds herself in the midst of the musical world of Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams and Kathleen Edwards. There is rock, there is roots and soul, and there are solidly crafted songs. Her second release for Red Parlor, the new EP, is an honest stripped-down recording of Manda and her band, reflecting where she is now and the urge to be as close to her true live sound as possible. Manda’s single, “City of Clowns,” is a full circle reflection of Manda’s ongoing struggle to maintain her true identity as a Los Angeles native and sixth generation Californian, while accepting the city where so many are not what they seem. “City of Clowns” will go to radio on August 12.
Manda’s previous album, EVERYTHING YOU NEED, was nominated for 2009 Hot AC Album of the Year.
Ashley Raines grew up in the Midwest and began running away from home almost as early as he could walk. By the age of 14, he was hitchhiking from his home in Kansas to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He hopped boxcars and taught himself any instrument he could get his hands on, recording his songs on four-track reel-to-reel machines which he sold while performing on the street. Raines has released seven studio albums and one live album. You can find out more about Ashley Raines at http://www.myspace.com/ashleyraines.
This concert event is sponsored by American Maid.