Saturday, January 8, 2011
River Spirit Music Presents Joe Iadanza and Carolann Solebello
Rainwater Grill, 19 Main Street, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
phone: 347-MUSIC-76 (or 347-687-4276)
Recalling Cat Stevens, Leonard Cohen, and Bruce Springsteen, Joe’s music is rooted in classic folk: honest and raw. On his latest CD, All In Good Time, the song is truly the thing. And with hard work, the dream becomes a reality – all in good time.
Born of Italian immigrants and union activists, this Long Island, NY native knows about the passionate struggle of the American dream. Joe Iadanza is a late bloomer whose songwriting did not become prolific until his early 30’s with the birth of his first child. “I had stopped making music, but there were songs calling out that wanted to be sung – especially after my daughter was born. I wanted my daughter to grow up with a dad who followed his dreams.”
"You rocked the joint! You're really coming into your own" - John Platt - Host of WFUV's Sunday Breakfast & On Your Radar concert series.
"You are so awesome - as a musician and a person. It was great to have you in the studio. Your story and motivation are inspiring to me. Thanks so much for making the WHUD airwaves sound amazing with your music!" - Catherine Michaels - Host of Night Rhythms on WHUD.
RECOMMENDED IF YOU LIKE:
Harry Chapin, Madeleine Peyroux, John Prine, Gypsy Kings, Bruce Springsteen.
Although she is most familiar to folk audiences as a founding member of the female trio Red Molly, Carolann began her musical journey as a solo performer. In the late 1990s, she abandoned a comfortable theatrical career and leapt headlong into the teeming pool of singer-songwriters in her hometown of New York City. Armed with a powerful voice and percussive guitar style, she soon found herself swimming in the downtown club scene, recording her first solo album, “Just Across the Water” (2000), and establishing her own independent label, Elizabeth Records, to release it.
In very short order, the soloist became one-fourth of a quartet, folk-pop group CC Railroad – and later, one-third of a trio, Red Molly.
Nine years after the birth of the label, the founder of Elizabeth Records returned to the fold to release her second solo album, the tenth under its umbrella, “Glass of Desire” (2009).
In August 2010, Carolann stepped aside from Red Molly after six years of steady touring to better balance career and family responsibilities. She is currently pursuing solo opportunities and planning her next record, due for release in 2011.