Femmes and Folx: Zoe Boekbinder, Phantom Tides, and River Navaille at Old Capitol Books
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Femmes & Folx is back at Old Capitol Books, this time featuring touring artists Zoe Boekbinder of New Orleans, Phantom Tides of Oakland, and River Navaille of Seaside! Join us on Friday, May 31 for more fresh, funky, femme, and nonbinary performances in the latest installment of Femmes & Folx, a series of concerts highlighting gender diverse musicians and performers. Doors open at 7pm, show begins at 7:30pm. Admission is $10-$15, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Zoe Boekbinder's voice sounds like it's being played off a vinyl record. She plays old time folk and blues with cello, violin, three-part harmony and finger plucked guitar. They have toured all over Europe and North America for the past seven years since the release of their first album. Now with four releases under their belt, Zoe's current project is a collaboration with songwriters incarcerated at New Folsom Prison, where they have been playing concerts and teaching workshops since 2010.
Gracia is a singer songwriter based in Oakland who brings heartbreaking songwriting, otherworldly vocals, and dreamy guitar riffs together in a unique and soulful way. Raised in Austin, Texas in and around the music scene, she attributes her songwriting most to what she was raised around; folk, country, and blues, with a whole lot of soul sewn in.
River is a Seaside songwriter whose fluttering soprano is matched by a richly emotional chest voice, backed up by warm, acoustic baritone ukulele. Their lyric-centric writing can provoke both laughter and tears (or so they've been told). River has been facilitating the Femmes & Folx series since October 2018, and plans to create more events that foster community and representation.