“...[ Arc Iris's]unique sound is informed as much by Joni Mitchell as it is by Björk’s sonic experiments and sweeping film soundtracks.” - The Boston Globe
Arc Iris crystallizes the evolution of composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Jocie Adams, a former core member of renowned indie-folk band The Low Anthem. This is a breakaway moment for Adams, who now takes the stage as a leader. She has created a genre-bending style that shifts between cabaret-infused jazz, orchestral sophistication, grimy outlaw country, delicate and whimsical harmonies, and big-band exhilaration – sometimes all in the same song! Hers is an different world where whimsy goes hand-in-hand with grit, and where rigorous classical training inflects but never softens the visceral rawness of hard-won experience.
Adams’ vast aesthetic vision is matched by the band’s musicianship, which includes Zach Tenorio-Miller on piano, Mike Irwin on trumpet, Robin Ryczek on cello, Ray Belli on drums, Max Johnson on bass, and Charlie Rose on steel banjo and trombone. The group drew inspiration from a range of artists - Dirty Projectors, Harry Nilsson, and Leonard Cohen.
Opener: Jeremy Mage & The Magi
Mage is a Grammy winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and composer. His album of groovy indie pop is now out on Tummy Touch records. Jeremy tours globally, produces various artists, and composes music for film and television. 2014 sees the release of three records he co-wrote/co-produced; a genre-bending record with Afro Dance diva WUNMI , recorded in Accra, Ghana-an original soul EP with visionary James Hurt (Q-Tip, Meshell Ndegeocello), and a record of moody, ambient songs with 23 year old chanteuse Kaia.