Yael Naim – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA – December 6th, 2016

Yael Naim

Yael Naim

Lily Mae

Tue · December 6, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$20 ADV - $25 DOS + Fees

Mezzanine tickets are subject to a premium service fee that will be applied at checkout.

Yael Naim
Yael Naim
Eight years ago, Steve Jobs handpicked one of the most unlikely songs to soundtrack an Apple spot. Whimsical and modest, Yael Naïm’s folk-pop “New Soul” was more willfully analog than tech-savvy. But mostly, it was catchy—catapulting around the globe, from the northern and southern to eastern and western hemispheres. In the U.S. alone, it sat on three Billboard charts: the Hot 100, Adult Alternative, and Adult Top 40. “It was,” Naïm says sweetly, “a miracle.”

In retrospect, it feels more like fate. Born in France to Tunisian parents, raised in Israel, and residing in Paris since age 21, Naïm is a true citizen of the world who has forged for herself, as the New York Times attested, a “prestigious artistic career.” Joined by her creative partner, musician-producer David Donatien, she recently debuted their third album, Older, to a packed crowd at Summer Stage in New York City’s Central Park. There, to a global, culturally curious audience (Vogue once describe her as possessing a “powerful, operatic voice”), Naïm and Donatien performed their acclaimed new work, which soulfully chronicles life, death, and the transformation in between.

Older represents an artistic turning point for Naïm and Donatien, in their insistence on finding meaning in that which initially unsettles them. The album, produced by Donatien and mixed by Michael Brauer (Coldplay, Grizzly Bear), was creatively driven by opposites: the birth of Naïm and Donatien’s child (documented in the nursery-rhyme-like “Make a Child”) and the death of her grandmother, eulogized in chanson-folk style on the album’s spectral closer, “Meme Iren.” In between is the album’s centerpiece, “Coward,” a ruminant cabaret tune about the loss of control and freedom. Released March 2015 in France, Older has already earned Naïm her second Female Artist of the Year award at Les Victoires de la Musique, France’s equivalent of the Grammys.
Lily Mae
Lily Mae
20-year-old Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter, Lily Mae, raises a distinctively sublime voice in songs of true millennial grit. Her melodic knack-- granted limitless reign by a stunning vocal range-- is unrelenting, with a free-wheeling kind of brilliance and allure comparable to a young Joni Mitchell. Lily taps into the free-spirited nature of her generation by mixing alternative folk, rock, and jazz in her music. She is an unmistakable artist, as noted by music industry legend and beloved late president of Blue Note Records, Bruce Lundvall, when he said, "Lily Mae has a signature voice, writes excellent songs, and is a future star."

Lily’s forthcoming EP, “Closer,” boasts seven tracks and showcases her as a vocalist, songwriter, musician, and producer. Additionally, Lily recorded select tracks on the album with producer, Steve Brown (Laura Mvula, Rumer) at his studio in England. To celebrate International Women's Day this past March, Lily posted a surprise preview track, "Diamond," from “Closer” on soundcloud. Though unreleased, "Diamond" was WXPN's Pick of the Day that same day.

Lily cut her teeth working as an opener for Joan Osborne, Livingston Taylor, Ben Taylor, Nathaniel Rateliff, John Gorka, Dry The River, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Louden Wainwright III, Harry Shearer and Judith Owen, Ari Hest, Iain Matthews, Paul Shaffer, Chris Collingwood (Fountains of Wayne), Jay Brannan,The Marshall Tucker Band, Jenny Owen Youngs, Amy Helm, Cheryl Wheeler, Alice Ripley, The Claire Lynch Band, Sean Rowe, Amy Correia, Caroline Rose, The Kennedy’s and many others.

On the heels of Lily Mae's debut release, "Early Days," iTunes featured Lily as a New & Noteworthy singer-songwriter. For Folk's Sake called Lily "a younger Laura Marling before she was scorned by life"."Truly amazing," "prodigal," and "innovative" are all words that have been used to describe Lily's work. After attending Lily's show at Firefly Music Festival, tristateindie.com wrote that Lily has a "voice of gold."
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/