The Crooked Vines – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – August 17th, 2018

The Crooked Vines

The Crooked Vines

Taylor Kelly

Fri · August 17, 2018

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

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$8 ADV - $10 DOS + Fees

The Crooked Vines
The Crooked Vines
Based out of New Orleans, Louisiana, The Crooked Vines is a funk-pop collective that brings exciting funk-fueled jams to the stage. Their heavy-hitting energy sustains and tastefully dips into spacey pleasure throughout their shows bringing a new sound to life. Mikayla Braun's sensitive yet compelling voice leads the ensemble, backed by Rex Marshall on bass and Woody Hill on drums. This duo holds down the gritty rhythm section grooves where Steven Schwartz perfectly places his sweetly distorted keyboards, creating the perfect pocket for the hard-hitting horn lines provided by Phil Arpa on saxophone and James Keene on trombone. The group released their first studio effort on October 10th, 2015, self-titled The Crooked Vines, and their second album "Alive" on November 10th, 2017. Both are available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, BandCamp, and most other major platforms. You can find the group in New Orleans at venues such as Tipitina's, The Howlin' Wolf, House of Blues, and Gasa Gasa.
They have opened for The Grammy Award winning Rebirth Brass Band, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Mystikal, George Porter Jr., Naughty Professor, Cyril Neville, John "Papa" Gros of Papa Grows Funk and more!
Taylor Kelly
Taylor Kelly has a voice that blends both the smoothness and rhythmic nature of jazz, soul, funk and hip-hop. Her tasteful songwriting tells tales of truth in hopes to inspire many to love, live and let go. Also a trumpet player, she proves the importance of a strong horn section and hot horn lines and strives for an instrumental-vocal approach, a rhythmic phrasing and an improvisation that is reminiscent of many of her trumpet playing influences (Chet Baker, Roy Hargrove and Miles Davis to name a few). Her musical stylings are reflective of Erykah Badu and Stevie Wonder as they possess what she believes to be the true essence of music- harmonic complexity, strong melodic contour and lyrical honesty with an absolutely relentless underlying groove. Her powerhouse 8-piece group has shared the stage with Moonchild, Becca Stevens, Bahamadia and Georgia Anne Muldrow and have released three albums, the most recent entitled "Do U Feel Me", released in June 2017 attracting attention from WXPN's The Key among others. Taylor was also an R&B finalist in this year's PHL Live Centerstage competition. Her and the band are currently working on their next full-length album entitled "Up Up and Away" that will be released sometime next year.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/