Angela Burn's 'Deeper Than The Blue' CD Release with an opening set by Joy Ike.
Doors: 7 pm
Showtime: 8 pm
Tickets: (direct link above)
Day of Show: $14
Angela, a Delaware native, wrote her first song at the age of ten and in her early years used her songwriting as nothing more than a personal journal kept for private enjoyment and reflection. Her love of songwriting also fueled a desire to learn the piano with which she now crafts complex songs in her own unique style. Angela’s latent songwriting talent and her God-given voice and instinctive musical ability are better understood when you learn of her profound musical heritage. Angela’s grandfather Charlie Bailey was a bluegrass pioneer who, along with his brother (Angela’s great-uncle) Danny Bailey, performed as the Bailey Brothers and the Happy Valley Boys in the 1940’s and 50’s, and is recognized by the Smithsonian as having been the first to develop and utilize the duo harmony vocal technique which has since become a signature of modern bluegrass music.
With the release her second album, Deeper Than The Blue, Angela Burns brings a new feel to a converging of genres. Lush with addictive progressions, dream like vocals, and an alternative edge, the record boasts the aesthetic of electro pop anthems. Though the songs are diverse from one another, there is a glue that holds it all together much like a concept album would. Most importantly, the record never loses sight of the emotional platform great songs are built from. The first single release, “Break Of Dawn”, is an indie pop powerhouse. Complete with a driving backbone and a futuristic chorus, the song seems to breathe and build as it plays on.
Her debut album, Arbitrary Mind, is filled with fresh, uplifting indie-pop songs, captivating vocals and inspirational lyrics that resonate with imagery and tales of childhood, castles, victory over evil, salvation and hope. The compilation is a sophisticated, emotional blend of piano, bass guitar, banjo and gently insistent rhythms that serve as an ideal backdrop for Angela’s pitch-perfect, achingly beautiful voice. Angela performs on stage like a seasoned pro and she has a musical gift she could not keep hidden if she tried!
Joy Ike: (opening act)
Born to Nigerian immigrants, Philadelphia-based independent artist Joy Ike’s music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones, and Fiona Apple. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing. Leaving her career as a publicist in 2008, Ike has had the opportunity to share the stage and open for Sara Groves, Jeffrey Gaines, Cody Chestnutt, Deas Vail, Butterfly Boucher, Tyrone Wells, Najee, Allen Toussaint, and The Vespers, to name a few. Ike’s path has consistently taken an “anywhere for anyone” approach playing for intimate audiences in coffeehouse, Universities, house concerts, churches, and small theater settings. A write-up on NPR’s All Things Considered says “The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop…a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small.” Her latest release, ’Walk’, was chosen as a ’Best Of Philly’ submission for NPR’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest.