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Squirrel Flower with Pearl
March 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$12 – $15
(3/5) Ella O’Connor Williams, also known as Squirrel Flower, comes from a deep-rooted musical family tree. Her grandparents were classical musicians who lived in the Gate Hill Co-op, an artistic cooperative from upstate New York that grew out of Black Mountain College. Ella’s father, Jesse Williams, spent most of his life as a touring jazz and blues performer and educator, and lends his bass playing to Williams’ new album I Was Born Swimming (listen for his smooth solo on “Headlights”). Growing up in a family of hard working musicians fostered a love of music and started Williams down her own musical path. As a child, Williams adopted the alter ego of Squirrel Flower. A couple years later, she began singing with the Boston Children’s Chorus while studying music theory and teaching herself to play the guitar. As a teen, she discovered the Boston DIY and folk music scenes and began writing, recording, and performing her own songs, now returning to the name Squirrel Flower as her chosen moniker. By the time Williams had begun performing live, recording and touring she was already well on her way to the signature artful songcraft heard on the album. Squirrel Flowers music is ethereal and warm, gushing with emotional depth that the listener can step into like a warm bath. At the heart of I Was Born Swimming lives Williams massive, haunted vibrating voice and melancholic, soulful guitar playing.
Pearl has been writing songs and singing for years and released her debut album Be My Star this past summer. The album consists of eight mellow pop tracks and is influenced by artists like Billie Eilish and Conan Gray. Pearl will perform her songs live for the very first time at Cadenza, backed up by her incredible band: high-school student Asa Meyer-Waldo plays bass, and Bowdoin students Nick Cattaneo and Johnny Liesman play drums and keys respectively. When she’s not doing homework or at an a capella rehearsal, Pearl writes and produces her own music in a cold basement. She has a bedroom which is warm, but it’s more edgy underground.
Tickets are $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. This show is all ages.