Movies are not the only form of entertainment premiering during The Woodstock Film Festival: Woodstock-based alternative rocker Kirsten DeHaan will be joined by Brooklyn-based Alyson Greenfield for a unique show at the Colony Cafe, one of the venues hosting the Woodstock Film Festival. Coinciding with the festival’s closing night on October 4th, the singers/songwriters will entertain festival goers with their own set of premiers, including material from Kirsten’s upcoming EP “Thorns On A Crown” available October 6th through all major digital retailers.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
22 Rock City Road, Woodstock
“After living in an array of places, I can finally call Woodstock my home,” noted Kirsten. “Its the place where I fell in love with my life, my surroundings, and how I feel as an overall artist. It works with me, and me with it. It’s OK where I am at the moment, but also asks that I evolve with it. I’m thrilled to be able to perform my opening concert during such an exciting weekend in Woodstock.”
The show will serve as a a prelude to their sharing the stage for an official CMJ showcase presented by TM Promotions on Thursday, October 22nd at BLVD (http://blvdnyc.com), home to Crash Mansion. Ranging from toe-tapping to somber songs, “Thorns On A Crown” encompasses the sweetness of Liz Phair, a soft, airy quality like that of Sia, and the rich alto of Fiona Apple. Named by Deli Magazine as a ‘NYC Artist on the Rise’, Alyson Grenfield will be performing songs from her recently released album “Tuscaloosa,” which showcases her “…unharnessed creativity and multi-genre performance” (CTN Music).
“I am so excited to play a show in Woodstock!” said Alyson. “When I spend time in Woodstock, which I have been doing more recently, I find myself playing music with groups of people in open fields, art gallery hopping, and having long conversations with the incredibly friendly store owners. I am especially excited to be performing during the time of the film festival because I am passionate about merging art forms.”
About Kirsten DeHaan
Kirsten DeHaan is a true jack of all musical trades. Not only is she a talented singer/songwriter and guitarist, she promotes her music via her label SirLady Records, does various philanthropic work for American soldiers in the Middle East, and is a big proponent of the New York indie music scene. DeHaan stomped onto the indie music scene in 2004 when she released her first album “Conform.” Reviewers compared her music to that of Nirvana, U2, and Belly. Her music has been downloaded over 1 million times via various peer-to-peer sites and featured on hit reality shows Made and My Super Sweet Sixteen. Declaring “Conform” one of the most popular records next to the Killers and Ashlee Simpson by FreshFarmMusic.com, Kirsten was one of five artists chosen for Men’s Vogue/Hennessey Flaunt Your Taste Critics Choice Awards. Her latest offering, a five song EP dubbed “Thorns On A Crown” is by far her most mature work to date.
About Alyson Greenfield
Alyson Greenfield, “the saucy new wave sounding vocal cousin of Natalie Merchant,” (Beatcrave) is a Brooklyn based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who experiments with pianos, guitars, xylophones, and vintage Casio beats. Alyson’s music has been recognized by publications such as Paste, Relix, Beyond Race, The Deli and more, and her music has been heard on NPR and Fox Television. She recently released her first full-length album, “Tuscaloosa,” engineered by Denise Barbarita (David Byrne, The Roots) and featuring Jason Mercer (Ani DiFranco) on bass. As well as performing on her own, Alyson also performs with the increasingly popular electronic band Future Rock (Matisyhau, The Disco Biscuits), as they cover her song “Understand the Sky.” Alyson is currently working on an album of ironic covers as well as an album of fresh originals.