Friends!!! Let's keep Santa Cruz's community-spirited music scene alive and blossoming. This month The Mermaid House Concert Series presented by Sylvan Music brings The Riverside!!!
Buy Tickets here: https://eventbrite.com/e/riverside-at-the-mermaid-house-tickets-46474698073
There will be some light snacks served and fresh local mead for purchase as well. When the music starts as per any Mermaid Show expect listening room vibes.
The Riverside is a band of friends from California, founded by husband and wife duo, Jacob and Lorien Jeanson,
The small city of Santa Barbara is the place that found them and, rather on a whim, unexpectedly started a life together on the road,
On that road, whether performing on a street corner, in a house show, or on a festival ground, the band endeavors to bring back the love of raw live performance. Circled around one large microphone the band relies on one another to find balance in the music. This intimate type of performance is one that has seemed to be drowned out in a world of loud music. With vocal harmony and their folk-rooted stringed instruments, the band paints landscapes and tells their stories.
Through finding the beauty that traveling the country together holds and speaking honestly about many highs and lows, The Riverside strives to be a family that grows together, and a band that helps listeners carry on down this life's winding river.
Chicken Mama kicks off the evening!
Chicken Mama is the moniker for local singer-songwriter Kasia Kugay, whose brief time tending chickens made a permanent mark on her soul and music. A native of San Francisco born of Polish and Turkish immigrants, Kugay blends her musical heritage with American roots music. The resultant folk is “unique and intricately crafted, well-suited to Kugay’s deeply emotive voice” (Good Times), which ranges from clear and bright to dark and sultry. Chicken Mama released her self-titled debut album late last summer, featuring many of the talented musicians in the vibrant Santa Cruz music community. The album is a collection of songs that pay lyrical homage to the land and the ones she has walked it with.