Kelly Stewart Vogel, Anastasia (closing set), Essence (closing)

Kelly Stewart Vogel

Anastasia (closing set)

Essence (closing)

Wed, January 29, 2014

8:00 pm

$8 in Advance/$10 at the Door

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Kelly Stewart Vogel
Kelly Stewart Vogel
Born in New York and raised in Northern California, Kelly Stewart Vogel learned to sing around midnight campfires, in church choirs, and within the loving swell of raucus gospel groups. She polished her vocal chops in San Francisco rock bands but found her niche in the the city's singer-songwriter scene, honing her piano-playing and singing into a soulful, haunting sound. Infused with gospel, blues, jazz, folk, and pop, Kelly's music is a composite of opposites, a found sound weaving together catchy piano riffs, heart-felt singing, and memorable melodies. As one writer put it, "you might hear influences in Kelly's music, but unlike most singer-songwriters, Kelly has a unique approach to lyrics, singing, and piano-playing. She is a true original and an exciting talent." 

Anastasia (closing set)
Anastasia (closing set)
Anastasia Van Wingerden is a musician who creates her sound from a space of openness and curiosity. In her lyrics and warm melodies, she gracefully weaves her experiences from her bountiful upbringing, her travels, her relationships, and her sense of belonging in this world. The past few years of dynamic urban life in San Francisco have inspired a multicultural flavor that reflect a range of rhythm and color in her music.
Essence (closing)
Essence (closing)
“…layer upon layer or aural sensations (part acoustic, part electronic) just waiting to be discovered and savored. With nods to female contemporaries like Nelly Furtado, Gwen Stefani, Alanis Morissette, Imogen Heap, and Sarah McLachlan, essence remains very much her own artist. …a singer, who, like Madonna, isn’t afraid to take musical chances.” -Michael Paoletta, Billboard Magazine

Born in San Francisco, essence’s parents were quintessential flower children of the Haight Ashbury culture. A sixth generation native San Franciscan, her name “essence” (her real name) was inspired by her mother’s dream in which her unborn daughter introduced herself as essence. In later years, her family moved extensively both domestically and internationally while instilling a deep love of art and music. Essence studied theater at the American Conservatory and Speech Communications and Creative Writing at San Francisco State University while working her way through school as an artist model.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/