Steve Dawson's Funeral Bonsai Wedding feat. Quartet Parapluie, Jess Robbins

Steve Dawson's Funeral Bonsai Wedding feat. Quartet Parapluie

Jess Robbins

Sat, February 2, 2019

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$12 - $15

This event is 18 and over

Steve Dawson's Funeral Bonsai Wedding feat. Quartet Parapluie
Steve Dawson's Funeral Bonsai Wedding feat. Quartet Parapluie
“One of the most underrated songwriters in American music, Chicago-native Steve Dawson has been helming influential rock band Dolly Varden since the early ’90s, producing humane and hooky solo records, collaborating with his wife Diane Christiansen and digging into soul on side projects. His newest venture is Funeral Bonsai Wedding, a jazz-folk collaboration that flashes with the vibraphone of Jason Adasiewicz on impressionistic but memorable arrangements that recall the best of Tim Buckley or Astral Weeks-era Van Morrison. Those may seem like lofty notices, but Dawson has a way with melody and image that live up to them.” Roy Kasten – St. Louis Riverfront Times
Jess Robbins
Jess Robbins
Jess Robbins wrote her first song in third grade about the distant and mysterious planet, Saturn. Today her songs focus the same sense of wonderment and reverie on subjects a little closer to the heart. Her natural, flowing sense of phrasing and meter belies the hours of hard work spent honing her craft.

In 2010 Jessica released her first album "Dear Fred" to positive reviews, and she has continued to play all over her native Chicago. In 2012 she released her EP, “Habitat” and is planning on releasing a new full length album in Spring 2018. Time Out Chicago called Jessica a promising new artist and wrote that her “smart songs veer toward the folkier end of the rock spectrum but often recall the bite of Aimee Mann”. Her new record, Lightfield, could easily be called 'dream folk' and has more of an ambient alternative sound which explores the mysterious and daunting side of life. She also played guitar for eight years with the legendary all-female improv group, Virgin Daiquiri- seen at Second City and IO Theater. Jess truly enjoys the wild, electric combination of inspiration, spontaneity, and music.
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618