Yes, we need to master our new album Rise! But where? We loved mastering Down That Road at Capital Records in LA and it seems like the groove is deep enough and pulling us in that direction again. We'll keep you posted!
Each song from the Green and Root collection depicts a rite of passage delivered with honesty and passion. Together they take their listeners on a journey through universal yet unique life experiences. Departing from an insecure innocence, traveling to deep jungles and dreams within their hearts, they reach a humble ecstatic destination. "I feel like I've developed a lot as a songwriter," Green says. “Multi-Headed Heart, my first album, was more about unrequited love and came from a more naive place. Our second album, Down That Road is more like a book of short stories: the death of my mother, our marriage, the environment, war and peace. Our new album Rise reaches even deeper to more vulnerable universal themes and experiences of love, intimacy and acceptance.”
Their music arrives on the shoulders of many great influences, Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLaughlan and The Smiths to name a few. Green’s soprano voice is clear and refreshing while her melodies are capricious yet with a destination, capturing the ability to surprise without leading you on a wild goose chase. Root pursues Green’s lead vocals with her silky alto harmonies inspired by the impressions left on their young ears by Simon and Garfunkel, Indigo Girls and The Roches. ‘Green and Root are ‘surprisingly original, especially perceptive and undeniably concentrated.”We The People” Sonoma. As a guitar player, Green has developed her own style of playing her Martin HD28. Merging her classical and flamenco training with the influences of Ani DiFranco’s funk rhythm, the popular virtuoso finger styles of Emily Salliers and the beautiful pop sensibilities of the Beatles, she has created her own unique groove of finger, rhythm and chordal technique.
What to expect Doors at 7:00 show at 7:30 All Ages
Any gardener can avow, where there's green, there is root. Green and Root are beautiful in their compliment, nourishing one another and bringing forth an abundance of fruit and seed. The same can be said for the creative harvest of recording artists Green and Root. www.greenandroot.com
"Green and Root's songs and performance are surprisingly original, especially perceptive and undeniably concentrated." We The People" Sonoma.
Since leaving the Bay Area in 2017 Briony Greenhill has moved to the UK, released an album that was featured in The Guardian, Mojo, BBC Radio 3 and 4, and even pleased her mother with a spot on Woman's Hour. (It's a British thing.) (She's also helped to spread vocal improvisation around the UK, co-founded the UK's Vocal Improv festival, and helped a little bit to create the world's wonderful new global vocal improvisation network - The Well).
Now she's mama to baby Robin; and with Robin came a whole new body of work on what it is to bring a child into these times. This collection, Anthropocene Motherhood is now morphing into the name Symbiocene Mama - because let's hope that this time of wicked problems morphs us into a new phase of symbiosis between all of life: The Symbiocene :). Let's mother that!
Tickets $20 - $30 sliding (n.o.t.a.f.l.o.f.)
Briony is a folk-soul improvisational artist, using voice-piano improvisation as a means of composition. "Briony's voice touches something so deep inside, something that's hard to communicate as a parent of a young one in this world at this time. Her tone is enchanting, old and unique, and her lyrics speak poetry to the unspeakable - the unique experience of being awake and aware to the plight of the world, but trying to live in joy and action, purpose and care. She has something special to say. And the way she brings it to parenting makes it especially unique for us - who struggle to feel a sense of community and shared experience with others. For a short time, her art gave us that." - Abel Pearson
"Greenhill's jazzy, languid lyrics groove on the healing beauty of song, the planet and your own heart and soul, like Marvin Gaye crossed with a funky Earth mother... This is sensual music that, if you want them, could give extra reasons to live." - Mojo
$20-30 sliding scale
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’Rise’ is dedicated to my Mom Margaret Huse and was filmed in 2022 at Hunter Lane Equestrian Center in Petaluma. That means horses! We also were so lucky to have 2 wonderful young girl actors to play me as a child, and a wonderful equestrian who played my Mom when she was a young. At this full night a music, we, (www.greenandroot.com) will be joined by a band of friends… Chris Piper - drums Emily Shore - guitar Artemis Jackson - bass to showcase the songs from our forthcoming album, RISE, as well as new songs we have been working on.
Special Guests - Actors and Production Crew from the Video!!!!
-Christal Barquero - Actor -Cassidy Fay Pirard-Palomarez - Actor -Brooklyn Dailey - Actor -Patrick Kriwanek - Co-Director Come for a warm evening of celebration, community, and harmony. Saturday, Feb 25 8:00 pm THE BACKROOM 1984 Bonita Ave. Berkeley Here is the link to purchase TICKETS:. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/video-release-concert-rise-with-green-and-root-tickets-515019706807?aff=odcleoeventsincollection Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door general admission; $15 for students with ID. Children under 12 are free. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash or Venmo only at the door. The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own food and adult beverages with no additional corkage fee. The venue is ADA accessible. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-381-1997.
WildCat Canyon is a collective of Musical Artists who have been creating together, and inspiring each other, some for 20 years. Green Huse, Maggie Forti, Emily Shore, Andrea Pritchett, Deb Lane and Shelley Doty. Their songs and musical styles are diverse - covering Americana, Rock, Folk, Jazz, Blues, and Soul - but their themes of seeking come from similar roots of concern for our world, love and family, political activism, self discovery, and hope.
Experiencing any of these artists individually is a cause for deep and joyful listening, but together, as they support each other musically and artistically, the audience is certain to bask in their gorgeous harmonies, thoughtfully well-crafted songs, fun, intelligent banter and exceptional musical grooves!
Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Children under 12 are free. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!