Jess Labus & Craig GreenbergJun 30, 2016 | 0 comments
Fun, honest and sometimes shocking, Jess Labus sings it like it is. Folk pop with substance sung by a sweet and smokey sounding song bird that you can’t take your eyes off of.
Born in Hollywood, Florida and raised in Western New York, Jess began writing music at the age of 14, sighting the Temptations and Janis Joplin as childhood muses. At age 18 Jess moved to NYC to attend AMDA, majoring in musical theater but after an acting role as a funeral home attendant left her contemplating life and death Jess began to perform in the NYC bar and club scene at venues such as the Bitter End, Rockwood and the Living Room. In 2009 Jess released her first album, Mirrors and since 2010 she has been a featured and background vocalist touring with the Zak Smith Band while steadily playing as a solo act on the east coast.
When you listen to Jess play her self written, self composed, completely original music, it shouldn’t surprise you that she touts Jewel and Alanis Morrisette as her influences. You can hear the definite impact of the Lillith Fair generation, yet the originality and rawness of Jess Labus’ lyrics set her apart from her predecessors. Singing about relationships, sobriety, depression, domestic violence and dating, her lyrics bring to life what is spoken about behind closed doors on therapist couches. However, even with the depth of the content, Jess manages to make it humorous and light and you’ll be humming the tunes all the way home.
Craig garnered his reputation as his generation’s “troubadour piano man” (Jambands.com), performing in the bars and on the streets of Chile and Spain from 2002 to 2004. An array of alluring tones, are blended, from beautifully composed to quite raucous and rocking, to create Greenberg’s honest and captivating brand of music. With his infectious melodies and musicianship reminiscent of Billy Joel or Ben Folds, Greenberg creates a sound that is at once both familiar and unique. His voice is filled with soul and personality, reflecting him being a native New Yorker, and also his professional musician beginnings abroad. Touring nationally and internationally, Greenberg currently calls Brooklyn home.
In November of 2007, Craig co-produced and released his debut EP, entitled “The World and Back”, and in August of 2010 released his sophomore effort, “Spinning In Time”, which to date has received airplay on almost 100 radio stations around the country, and gets played regularly on Pandora. The single from that EP, “Our Own Way”, was placed in the 2012 feature film “Doggie B” by none other than Jane Wiedlin, The Go-Go’s bass player and principal songwriter.
Tickets are $10 in advance, and $12 the day of the performance
Show starts at 8:00