Ladybug Festival presents Ladyfingers – Tickets – World Cafe Live – Wilmington – Wilmington, DE – March 14th, 2014

Ladybug Festival presents Ladyfingers

Gable Music Ventures Presents

Ladybug Festival presents Ladyfingers

Joy Ike, Jessica Latshaw, Leslie Carey, Gina Degnars, Noelle Picara, Dining option 2

Fri · March 14, 2014

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live - Wilmington


This event is all ages

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Ladybug Festival presents Ladyfingers
Ladybug Festival presents Ladyfingers
Ladyfingers is an intimate evening of music presented by the Ladybug Festival. Enjoy an evening of intimate performances by four wonderful artists;

Featuring: Alexandra Naples (Lovebettie), Nalani & Sarina, Michelle Ley and Sarah Koon
Joy Ike
Joy Ike
Born to Nigerian immigrants, Philadelphia-based independent artist Joy Ike’s music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones, and Fiona Apple. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing. Leaving her career as a publicist in 2008, Ike has had the opportunity to share the stage and open for Sara Groves, Jeffrey Gaines, Cody Chestnutt, Deas Vail, Butterfly Boucher, Tyrone Wells, Najee, Allen Toussaint, and The Vespers, to name a few. Ike’s path has consistently taken an “anywhere for anyone” approach playing for intimate audiences in coffeehouse, Universities, house concerts, churches, and small theater settings. A write-up on NPR’s All Things Considered says “The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop…a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small.” Her latest release, ’Walk’, was chosen as a ’Best Of Philly’ submission for NPR’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest.
Jessica Latshaw
Jessica Latshaw can't quite decide if she is a musician who can't stop dancing or a dancer who is completely in love with music. She will probably take the rest of her life figuring this out, and she is okay with this. Having been lucky enough to perform on stages across America, Canada, Japan, and Korea--while either telling someone else's story in a Broadway show, or telling her own through the music that she writes--she still hasn't run out of things to say. And she still feels grateful to the people who listen.

Jessica started out singing her own songs at an early age. To her animals. Of which there were many in rural Pennsylvania where she grew up. The horses, dogs, cats, goats, chickens, and occasional cow seemed to enjoy her songs enough to encourage her to move on to singing in front of people. And once she did, it was game over. Cause she was smitten by the way people listened; by the symbiotic relationship between a live performer and the audience.

Most people are a little surprised by the way Jessica sounds. This might be because she raps. As well as sings. Or maybe it's because she has some classical sensibilities mixed in there, too, just in case you thought you had her pegged. She's happy to accompany herself on the piano, but the recent purchase of a ukelele has made her music four strings richer.

Poignant, evocative lyrics, paired with melodies that stick gives people pause when she plays. Or it could be the tutu that she wears sometimes. What else would a dancer wear to play a gig? Which brings us back to the first question as to what, exactly, she is--dancer? Singer? As long as she keeps figuring it out by taking it to the stage, singing her songs and sharing her story, nobody really cares.
Leslie Carey
Leslie Carey's recent release Yellow Balloon is available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and Digstation. “Witty, balanced and highly charged this debut album is sure to please!” -CD Baby

Leslie Carey is a producer/writer and multi-instrumentalist.
Leslie's first album Yellow Balloon was released 1/27/11
Gina Degnars
Gina Degnars
And so there is, that dark powerful beauty that resonates throughout Little Invisibles’ brand of hauntingly melodic alternative pop. With Gina’s aching voice and poignant keyboard at the fore, the band’s epic, sweeping songs rise and swell like waves on a moonlit shore until they crash over the listener like a sea of Byronic heartbreak. Five of these impossibly moving songs—all composed, like the rest of the group’s music, by Gina—make up Closer, Little Invisibles’ stunning debut.

A dramatic unveiling if ever there was, Closer, which Gina co-produced, is a veritable jewel box of wide-screen modern rock. Within: jaw-dropping riches like the opener, “Breathless,” all ghostly piano, soaring vocals, and danceable trip-hop beats; the wounded-but-defiant lament “What Once Was,” the EP’s only piano-less track; and “Headrush,” a sultry duet with co-composer Lance Davis that pulses with heart-beating rhythms and gothic (small g) melodrama.

If it all sounds a bit Jane Eyre, well, then why not? Gina, who’s been through the relationship mill as much as any mature artist, maintains that she’s merely allowing her romantic angst to flower into songs that are beautiful and, ultimately, redemptive and uplifting for those who hear them. “When I’m happy I never go to the piano to write,” says Gina, who holds a bachelor’s degree in piano performance and studied at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. “I write first and foremost from emotion, and after a breakup you never have to look far for inspiration. But even then there usually ends up being an element of hope in my songs.”

Raised in a musical family (her brother, Rich Degnars, is Little Invisibles’ drummer), Gina became a fixture on the northern Delaware/Philadelphia/New York club circuit with her previous band, Stygian Veil, which released one acclaimed album, 2001’s Poison Berries. Little Invisibles materialized in 2009, the transition dovetailing perfectly with the striking songstress’s move to more clubby beats and soundtrack-ready melodies. Strong songs are strong songs no matter what the setting, and for live appearances the band can tailor its flexible lineup to fit the given scenario; in configurations ranging from a quartet (keyboards/guitar/bass/drums) to the duo of Gina and Rich (keyboards/drums) or Gina solo, Little Invisibles have been casting their spell on audiences across the East Coast and beyond, entrancing new fans with every performance.

One outspoken fan is Grammy-winning producer Phil Nicolo (Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Sting, James Taylor). “Little Invisibles have a wonderful focus and depth that is rare in modern music,” Nicolo says. “I find Gina’s unique imagery a breath of fresh air.”

“I’m just trying to write songs that are sonically compelling,” says Gina. “Music that gets a physical reaction from people, and, hopefully, resonates with them emotionally, too.”

One listen to Closer shows that her approach is working beautifully. Despite the name, Little Invisibles is an act unlikely to remain small or hidden for long.
Noelle Picara
“Picara is able to masterfully mesh beauty with death” – Andre Lamar, Hockessin Community News

Hard Rock Piano. Tori Amos and Amanda Palmer in a horror movie. “Out of the ash / I rise with my red hair / and eat men like air.”

Music for thinking, feeling creatures who want to stare in the face the things that make most people look away. For button pushers, lovers of mythology, feminists, humanists, and seekers of light in the darkness.

Noelle Picara is a rock pianist, singer/songwriter, and CSA survivor from Wilmington, Delaware. She performs locally at venues such as WXPN’s World Cafe Live, The Legendary Dobbs, the Chris White Gallery, Film Brothers Co-Op, and at events such as the Ladybug Festival, Millienium Music, and Cape May’s Singer-Songwriter conference. She is currently promoting her new album, “My Own Frankenstein,” recorded at Seventh Wave Studios, featuring Brian Viglione on drums (Dresden Dolls, Violent Femmes). In 2014 she performed Tori Amos’ entire Little Earthquakes album as a benefit concert for SOAR (survivors of abuse in recovery).

In her other lives, Noelle has studied classical music, creative writing at the Kerouac School, lived in Germany for 7 years as an Air Force spouse, and taught thousands of students in the areas of music, theater, writing, and dance. She probably takes herself way too seriously. To make her laugh, please send her pictures of little children wearing mustaches.
Dining option 2

Chicken Wings $11
Choice of buffalo or barbeque sauce served with carrots, celery & blue cheese dressing

Garlic Hummus $10
Served with cucumbers, carrots, olives, pita & naan breads

Fish Tacos $9
Cajun spiced tilapia, jicama slaw & sweet corn with a side of salsa roja & guacamole

House Salad $8
Mixed greens, chick peas, avocado, cucumber, grape tomatoes,
red onions & enoki mushrooms tossed with aged balsamic vinaigrette
-Add chicken or spicy chili fried tofu $4 –Add shrimp $9

Caesar Salad $9
Crisp romaine lettuce, brioche croutons & grated parmesan cheese with a creamy Caesar dressing
-Add chicken or spicy chili fried tofu $4 –Add shrimp $9

WCL Burger $11
Grilled Angus beef with bourbon bacon, apple wood smoked cheddar, shredded iceberg lettuce, tomato & red onion on a croissant bun
Served with a side of french fries

Falafel Sandwich $11
Fried falafel nuggets with feta, shredded cucumbers, garlic hummus & tzatziki sauce on naan bread - Served with a side of french fries

Braised Pork Sandwich $10
Shredded braised pork, balsamic onion jam, barbeque sauce & slaw on a brioche bun - Served with a side of french fries

Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Fillet $16
Marinated & grilled rare served with pineapple relish, pickled ginger, teriyaki glazed & finished with fried wontons

Menu is subject to change.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live - Wilmington
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE, 19801