Adrien Reju and Buffalo Stack / Michele Lynn’s Vilomahed Project – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – June 30th, 2017

Adrien Reju and Buffalo Stack / Michele Lynn’s Vilomahed Project

Dull Dime presents

Adrien Reju and Buffalo Stack / Michele Lynn’s Vilomahed Project

Fri · June 30, 2017

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

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$10 ADV - $12 DOS + Fees

Adrien Reju and Buffalo Stack
With years of sharing the stage with artists like Neko Case, Rachael Yamagata, Nicole Atkins, Gillian Welch, Linda Rondstadt, and Amos Lee, Woodstock, New York singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Adrien Reju continues to build an evolving and impressive career in music. Now she’s expanding her art into new realms with the release of her latest studio project, Strange Love & the Secret Language. an album being billed as “a collection of unconventional love songs,” released on Zip Records, August 7th. The album was recorded in Woodstock with the production duo The Elegant Too (P. Diddy, Yoko Ono, John Cale) and offers listeners a lush, deeply textured pop record that has already caught the attention of WDST and WXPN (Philadelphia), and finds Reju in the company of fellow Woodstock artists A.C. Newman (The New Pornographers) and Marco Benevento. In addition to her striking original songs, Reju also covers tunes by David Bowie, Elliot Smith, and Prince.

Raised in New York City as the only daughter of a cellist/composer and music teacher/book editor, Adrien credits her parents and their upbringing as major contributors to her musicality and integrity as a writer and working musician. As a performer, Adrien got her start in Philadelphia running with a close-knit scene of budding songwriters including Blue Note artist Amos Lee and to date, she has also released a 5-song EP, Lucky Ones (2012) and a full length LP, A Million Hearts (2009) to critical acclaim and regular rotation on such Triple A radio programs as WXPN's World Cafe with David Dye.
Michele Lynn’s Vilomahed Project
Michele Lynn, bassist for Philly area musician Andrea Nardello, has played on many bands' albums over the years. Now Michele has put together her own album, which has the important focus of raising awareness for suicide prevention. Michele lost her son David to suicide in 2013. One of the ways she dealt with, and continues to deal with, her immense grief and loss is by writing poetry. The poems' themes encompass each phase of Michele's grief, from outright depression to coping and trying to find hope.

With the goal of bringing light to suicide awareness and prevention, Michele teamed up with 17 of her musician friends to co-write songs based on her works. Michele's poems became the songs' lyrics, with her friends providing voice and melody. Together with producer Ross Bellenoit, Michele and her friends created an album called “Vilomahed.” “Vilomah,” is a word taken from Sanskrit by Karla Holloway, of Duke University, which essentially means an unnatural loss, as in our children should not proceed their parents in death. If they do, we are “Vilomahed.”

Despite the album's diverse musical lineup, Michele and her collaborators have created a cohesive work that provides a beautiful glimpse into the pain and healing experienced by survivors of suicide that is at times both heartbreaking and hopeful.

Michele Lynn hopes that this album, dedicated to her son David, helps not only raise awareness but also helps those grieving and/or considering suicide as a solution.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/