Music: Eliza Edens (PA) & Humbird (MN)

Touring alt-folk and alt-americana musicians Eliza Edens & Humbird bring their beautiful music to Gallery 263!

Doors at 7:30 PM, music begins at 8:00 PM

All ages, $10 suggested donation.

Born to a gardener & a journalist who would blast The Beatles,  Canned Heat, & Peter, Paul and Mary during car rides to-and-from their rural Massachusetts home, it’s fitting that Eliza Edens is a musician who takes an observational approach to the natural world around her. Combining the adventurous fingerpicking of The Tallest Man on Earth, the calm resolve of Laura Marling, and the aching pulse of Bon Iver, Eliza writes tightly wound songs with thoughtful, wistful lyrics and winding melodies that belong somewhere between your tumbledown front porch stoop and a hazy bar in the big city — and leave a little space to linger. She released her debut EP Lowlight in March 2017, and has shared stages with Glenn Echo, Milton, and Sarah Lee Guthrie. The Deli Magazine notes that the EP is “swept up in feathery, bright, buoyant instrumentation, with well-crafted songwriting/melody flourishes.”

 With Humbird, Joni Mitchell meets Mount Erie. Using folk music formulas but experimenting with boundaries through the use of looping pedals and guitar effects, Humbird has been called “Post-Americana” by Daytrotter, and Impose Magazine recently called the Where Else EP a “Stratospheric piece of work”. Humbird has been a featured artist on The Bluegrass Situation’s 3by3 and Blue Ridge’s “Trail Mix”, sharing stages with acts like Charlie Parr, The Cactus Blossoms and Haley Bonar.

Music: Diana Gameros (CA) with Cathartic Conundrum

Mexican born, Oakland based singer-songwriter Diana Gameros (“a dazzling female on the rise” – Mother Jones) performs with Boston’s Cathartic Conundrum.

Doors at 7:00 PM, music begins at 7:30 PM

All ages, $10-15 sliding scale.

Among the Bay Area’s bustling music scene is singer-guitarist-social justice activist Diana Gameros, an artist who’s quickly caught the attention of national media as well as acclaimed musicians (i.e. La Santa Cecilia, Natalie Lafourcade, Bebel Gilberto, Taylor Mac, San Francisco Symphony) who’ve been drawn to her singular music and intrigued by her life story. From the age of 13, Gameros has resided in the United States, and for much of that time, she’s been an undocumented immigrant. Now with legal status through a work permit and a green card on the way, Gameros writes a love letter to her homeland with 13 standout renditions of classic Mexican songs on her latest album, Arrullo, in anticipation of soon returning to Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Gameros independently releases her sophomore album, Arrullo, on November 10, 2017. At Gallery 263, Gameros will perform an acoustic set with tunes from Arrullo and original compositions from her first album Eterno Retorno, which is a soulful and musical retrospective of her journey as an immigrant.

“Diana Gameros’ steady fingerpicking and elegantly simple melody create a calm within the storm, a safe place for big questions and long-ailing wounds that transcend any news cycle. Her voice has a remarkable expressive range. She’s at once strong and breathy — in an instant, wounded and boldly searching.“— NPR

Cathartic Conundrum is a trio influenced by Latin rhythms, classical music, jazz harmony, poetic whimsy and surreality. Comprised of saxophone (Jesse Colford), percussion (Nicholas Samuel), piano, ukulele, and voice (Anaís Azul), Cathartic Conundrum uses this diverse array of timbres, vivid, viceral imagery and bilingual lyrics (Spanish and English) to tell stories about mental health, existentialism, politics, and emotionality.

Poster design by Maura Gaughan