Ivy Room Presents


Dan Cantrell

Wed · June 20, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

"George Cole was more than a guitar teacher to me. He was a mentor that talked about great music, great songs, good taste, and everything in between. I feel grateful and lucky that he showed me how to express myself with a guitar" - Billie Joe Armstrong (GreenDay)

“George Cole is a major guitar talent who plays everything from gypsy jazz to rhythm & blues. It’s been a great experience playing my music with him and he’s helped me take Dawg music in many new and wonderful directions. He can sing too!” - David Grisman (legendary mandolinist)

George Cole and Eurocana - Gypsy Jazz, Uptown Swing, French Chanson

George Cole, Kaeli Earle, and Madeline Tasquin put on a show that's a musical feast for the ears and eyes, a sonic synthesis of Americana, and, all things Français…Eurocana performances are filled with unforgettable music and non-stop fun! George Cole on guitar/vocal, Kaeli Earle on upright bass/vocal, and Madeline Tasquin vocal, guitar, and percussion. Eurocana has a full complement of sound, three part harmonies delivered by three top-tier vocalists, and amazing instrumental virtuosity. The group swings with infectious joy, bringing audiences to their feet the old fashioned way. No canned beats or backing tracks they are in the moment all the way. Influenced by Django Reinhardt, Rock n' Roll, Jazz, and French chanson (i.e.: Edith Piaf, Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel).

GEORGE COLE: Singer and breakneck acoustic guitarist George Cole lives in a musical world all his own.... a world in which Django Reinhardt, The Ramones, Nat King Cole and Doc Watson get equal billing with Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Willie Nelson and the Great American Songbook. Cole currently occupies the guitar chair for the David Grisman Quintet and has 2 releases on Grisman’s highly regarded Acoustic Disc Label. George was guitar teacher and mentor to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of Green Day for 10 years in the East Bay. Cole, a San Francisco native and BAMMIE award winner brings an expertise to his guitar playing and singing that is filtered through Rock and Roll, Gypsy Jazz and All things American. The music he makes brings to mind the old adage “Everything Old Is New Again”. David Grisman tapped Cole to play on his most recent Sextet record and Cole in turn featured Grisman on his release “George Cole Live”. Jazz legend Keely Smith handpicked Cole to play guitar and sing duets with her on her last tour. Chris Isaak also had Cole lay down guitar tracks on his platinum selling Forever Blue release. Cole is currently performing at festivals, performing arts centers, top nightclubs, and vintage theaters.

KAELI EARLE is a singer and bass player from Bellingham, Washington. She came up as a classical cellist throughout high school, dedicating long hours to Bach and Beethoven before getting into jazz bass. After picking up bass, Kaeli jumped straight into gigging. She supported herself through freelancing and busking in her hometown. Kaeli moved to San Francisco joined gypsy-jazz musician George Cole touring the USA. Kaeli currently attends Berklee College of Music on full scholarship, writing and playing with her band in Boston. She returns frequently to Bellingham and the Bay Area to gig and play shows, inciting crowds with her high energy. Her music is a mix of jazz, rock, pop and soul.

MADELINE TASQUIN: Accompanying herself on piano, guitar and ukulele, Canadian-Californian songcrafter Madeline Tasquin weaves from jazz folk to soul ballads in odd meters to playful harmonic pop to delicately dark musical fairytales, delivering it all with a stage presence that radiates joy. With influences including Primus to Billie Holiday to Joni Mitchell to Chopin, it's no surprise that her songs takes harmonic and rhythmic twists and turns, though whether performing solo or fronting one of her bands, she manages to pull this off without leaving anyone in the room behind.
Dan Cantrell
Dan Cantrell
Playing mainly piano, accordion, musical saw, harpsichord, and various organs,Dan Cantrell’s unique sound can be heard on the albums of Tom Waits,Joanna Newsom, Beats Antique, Kitka, and the Toids, as well as in Major MotionPictures such as Paramount Pictures’ Mean Girls, and Roberto Benigni’s The Tigerand the Snow.He has recently performed as a featured soloist with the San Francisco Symphony,in surrealistic Circus shows with Fishbone’s Angelo Moore, and in concert withOingo Boingo’s Danny Elfman, and U2’s Bono.As an film composer, his recent works include the score for three seasons of theAnnie Award nominated cartoon television series Marvelous Misadventures ofFlapjack on Cartoon Network, Emmy Award winning scores for PBS DocumentariesHome Front and Hope on the Streets, and the Gerbode Grant sponsored commissionof the Rootabaga Opera (a Fire Arts infused multimedia shadow play and lyricalballet based on the children’s stories of Carl Sandberg) presented at The Crucible’s2009 Fire Arts Festival in Oakland.Dan’s original songs are resonant with the harmonies, rhythms, and styles fromEastern Europe, the Middle East, Balinese and Altaic Mountain traditions. Theseseemingly disparate traditions are artfully woven together into a complex andpowerful musical expression that is rooted in contemporary classical form.Strengthened by his connection to historic Jazz, American folk music, and theblues, Dan’s songs are a timeless arc between old world, new world, and romanticotherworldly nostalgia. A heartfelt song of diaspora within us all.

"This is Bulgarian dance music meets Mr. Bungle meets Carl Stallingsmeets Erik Satie meets a boggled mind(yours, that is, when you hear how it all holds together)."-PaulMcNees-LacunaMusic-
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706