Music w/ Gillian Grassie, And the Giraffe

Published Jimmy - Mon, 10/04/2010 - 10:13pm

Join us as we present an evening of acoustic pop and folk music with touring harpist and singer-songwriter Gillian Grassie and local Gainesville folksters And the Giraffe, Wednesday October 13th. Doors open at 9:30pm and admission is just $5 at the door.

Gainesville band And The Giraffe plays folk music with influences such as Bright Eyes, Noah and the Whale, Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel.

New York based Gillian Grassie is an award-winning 24 year-old Swiss and American harpist/singer-songwriter whose signature brand of jazz-inflected indie-folk showcases a “knack for turning seemingly insignificant events into songs worthy of everyone’s attention,” (Origivation Magazine). A dynamic live performer, Grassie often weaves humorous banter into sets more influenced by Joni Mitchell and Regina Spektor than Joanna Newsom or Loreena McKennitt, delighting audiences throughout the United States and as far abroad as France, Germany, India, China, and Russia.

She has been profiled in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Times of India, and on NBC 10, but perhaps more telling are the glowing fan reviews on iTunes, Pandora, and CDBaby, whose praise is often as articulate and sensitive as the music it describes. One listener wrote:“Serpentine is really impressive, in the traditional sense of the term; it’s left an imprint on me. Her music is completely unique; you take her music on her terms; she isn’t derivative at all. Gillian knows what she wants to say and knows exactly how to say it. At an age (and in an age) when younger performers are either finding their style or – mostly – copying others’, Gillian Grassie has already clearly established her sound and her voice.”

Cost: 
$5 donation requested @ door
When:
Wed, 10/13/2010 - 9:30pm
Cost: 
$5 donation requested @ door