Laura Benitez and the Heartache

Ivy Room Presents

Laura Benitez and the Heartache

Maurice Tani/Koi Pondsemble, Mike Hellman

Sun · April 22, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

Laura Benitez and the Heartache
Laura Benitez and the Heartache
Laura Benitez and the Heartache use the three chord tools of country music to tell the simple, unvarnished truth about love, too much whiskey, and the call of the road. On their new album, "With All Its Thorns," they delve deeper into country music's tradition of storytelling with songs about betrayal ("Secrets"), murder ("In Red"), and grief ("Ghostship"), with a whole lot of heartbreak in between. John Amen of No Depression says, "With All Its Thorns shows Benitez and company claiming their place in a competitive genre in which success is often secured by those who can best reconcile emulation and originality; i.e., 'making it new,' but not too new... Benitez and the Heartache strike their own persuasive balance, offering songs that will engage conventionalists and hybridists alike; in the process, honing an undeniable presence that, with time, will only grow more finely tuned."
Maurice Tani/Koi Pondsemble
Maurice Tani/Koi Pondsemble
“superleggera”
Mike Hellman
Mike Hellman
Mike Hellman is an independent country/Americana artist from Houston, TX (though he currently resides in Northern CA). His style has the distinct imprints of Waylon Jennings and other home state heroes of his, but his style is anything but cliché. With musical influences that include country, blues, and folk, and lyrical themes that deal honestly with all aspects of the human condition, his songs bring originality and substance to a genre that often seems done to death.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/