Host and founder Kim Lembo
present's «Grab 'Em By The Songs» the fourth Wednesday's of the month at Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave, Albany, California 94706
featuring women sharing songs in the round.
Whether with her full band or, solo Lembo brings blues, with an edgy soulfulness combined with poetic lyrics and storytelling. Her voice is big and echoes a kind of Etta James meets Lucinda Williams if they played in a band with Janis Joplin. It is the sound of music that can not be defined by a singular genre. She sings from her soul with songs written from the heart.
Lembo has played all over the US and has recorded in France, California, and NY. From the stages of Paris to hiking up the side of the Great Wall of China with a guitar and a slightly broken foot, she has brought her uniquely deep and powerful voice to thousands throughout the world. Lembo has a voice to be reckoned with and a story to be shared. Her latest release, 45 Miles can be found on Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, and other platforms.
Kim Lembo can be found around the Bay Area rabble-rousing and playing/producing events.
Songwriter Deborah Crooks' lyric-driven and soul-wise music draws on folk, rock and Americana, and is often compared to Lucinda Williams and The Cowboy Junkies. Her music ventures into everything from funk and reggae to the blues, reflecting her expansive and eclectic tastes, a sound which has evolved over her years studying writing and poetics at The Naropa Institute, voice with Chloe Goodchild and Mysore V. Amba Prasad (India), and cowriting and collaborating with her Bay Area peers. She’s released several CDs and EPs oforiginal music, including 2016's Beauty Everywhere, the acclaimed 2013 release, Little Bird, and had her music featured on the PBS Series Road Trip Nation and Songwriters From the Fog Compilation V1. In 2014, she cofounded the Americana band Bay Station, which released its third record, Other Desert Cities, in April.
at a glance!
Francesca Lee graduated from Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in Liverpool, England with a B.A. Performing Arts (Music) degree in 2002 majoring in vocal performance and songwriting. In 2004 she moved to San Francisco and established herself in the Bay Area music scene as a versatile vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with folk, jazz and blues qualities paired with modern taste similar to artists like Eva Cassidy and Norah Jones. Francesca is also a staff show producer for Bread & Roses Presents, a nonprofit arts organization with a human services mission that brings hope, healing and joy through live music and the performing arts to people who are disadvantaged, marginalized, or otherwise isolated in diverse institutional settings in the San Francisco Bay Area.