The Staves

HOLLYWOOD FOREVER IS PROUD TO PRESENT

The Staves

Mikaela Davis

Tue, February 21, 2017

8:00 pm

The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Los Angeles, CA

$20.00

Sold Out

4 TICKET LIMIT PER CUSTOMER / HOUSEHOLD / CREDIT CARD

 

ORIGINAL PURCHASER MUST SHOW VALID PHOTO ID MATCHING THE TICKETING MANIFEST AT THE DOOR AND ENTER THE VENUE ON ONE OF THEIR TICKETS - NO EXCEPTIONS!

 

The show will be held in a beautiful Masonic Lodge built in 1927. 
There are no elevators in this historic landmark. 
Ascending stairs is required to enter the venue. 
For more information send an email to events@hollywoodforever.com

 

PARKING IS FREE ON SITE

 

The Staves
The Staves
Following the widespread global acclaim for the Justin Vernon produced If I Was in 2015, The Staves returned in 2016 with the stellar 3-track Sleeping In A Car EP. After a relocation to Minneapolis in May, the band embarked on their first North American tour in almost three years, selling out venues in major markets across the continent. They spent their summer performing at festivals across the United States and Canada, with a trip back to the UK for a headline show at London's Royal Festival Hall as part of Guy Garvey's Meltdown. The Staves are finishing the year with a November tour of the Midwest, and look forward to heading back into the studio to work on new music following that.
Mikaela Davis
Mikaela Davis is the kind of songwriter who routinely defies expectations. The 23 year-old artist is a composer of striking maturity. Her arrangements deftly combine elements of psychedelic rock, folk and chamber pop, and her vocals display a wisdom and a ruefulness that belie her years. Davis' instrument of choice is the harp, which she has played since she was eight years old, right about the time she could actually get her hands around the instrument. A native of Rochester, New York, she spent her formative years in youth orchestras rather than in garage bands and later earned a degree from the Crane School of Music.

Though Davis is clearly well-versed in the classical canon and is accustomed to performing in a recital setting, her approach to the harp is an unorthodox one. She often employs her instrument as a pulse, a rhythm or as texture as muscular as a guitar's. Her sound is seamlessly integrated into a rock-band context, or, on a track like "Interlude in the Sky" from her 2014 EP 'Fortune Teller,' as part of a beautiful and dynamic orchestral arrangement. On "Feels Like Forever," from the same EP, the harp functions like a loop in a dreamy groove, layered with vocal harmonies and synths. Even in high school, Davis was thinking outside the box in regards to her instrument: Despite her rigorous schedule, she often managed to do a little weekend outdoor busking at a local market with a ukulele-playing friend.


The young Davis -- who has garnered opening slots with such artists as Punch Brothers, Jukebox the Ghost and My Brightest Diamond, among other artists -- is now splitting her time between her Brooklyn home and a Nashville recording studio, where she is completing her second full-length recording with her long time band mates Alex Cote, Cian McCarthy and Shane McCarthy. ("They've also helped me develop my sound a lot," Davis notes. "I would be a very different performer without them.") She recently wrote and performed a piece for the new Joywave album and, in turn the Rochester-based indie rockers remixed a track from 'Fortune Teller' for her. Nickel Creek singer-violinist Sara Watkins also asked Davis to contribute harp to her new disc. Davis's own forthcoming album, produced by Konrad Snyder and Jeremy Lutito, promises a sound even more intriguing than what she's created already: "It's a big step for my songwriting." she declares. The new material, she promises, will be her most ambitious work to date.
Venue Information:
The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90038
http://www.hollywoodforever.com