Emily Wells
Emily Wells

"The best musical news of the year is that Emily Wells moved to the East Village. On the east side of Tompkins Park, 9th Street is quite and peaceful, and that's where she moved. At least I imagine that's where she moved. Wells is so musical and energetic, I imagine she needs some tranquility to even herself out. I want to take her brain, project it on the building next door from my rooftop and enjoy her whole soul."
[Serial Optimist]

Weather reports indicate that tonight's snowfall in NYC won't be the whopper that the last snowstorm was, so making your way down to City Winery TONIGHT (1/7) SHOULD be a snap (the city may find a way to fuck it up anyway). It's there that Emily Wells, Portland Cello Project, Live Footage, and Henry Wolfe will team up for a show, a one-off APAP Showcase for all parties. Tickets are still available.

Emily Wells's impressive violin compositions won't be exclusive to City Winery though, as she has already announced a residency at Ace Hotel that will see her perform free shows every Sunday in February, AND a show with Anni Rossi at Southpaw this Wednesday (1/12). All tour dates are with some videos of Emily below.

Some of those Emily Wells dates will see her supporting My Brightest Diamond who separately plays the Time Warner Center in NYC on 1/27 as part of the 2011 Americana Songbook Season. There are other MBD dates too, and they are listed below too.

Alt-classical/alt-Cello band Portland Cello Project recently dropped their new LP Thousand Words (you can pick up a copy at their site)...

"PCP is known for tailoring their song choices to the collaborators who join them. Second only to the cello, collaboration is one of the group's defining features. The group has recorded or performed with Laura Gibson, Hurtbird, 3 Leg Torso, Horse Feathers, Thao Nguyen, The Builders and the Butchers, the Decemberists, and many more local and national artists, and has created their own renditions of artists from ABBA to Beethoven to John Williams to Justin Timberlake.

[A recent show's] list of collaborators will included the same high caliber of Portland-area artists: The Corin Tucker Band, Typhoon (of whom Jenkins said, "I really just don't understand how they aren't world famous by now," though recent features on KEXP shouldn't hurt their chances of world fame), Golden Bears, and the recently OMN-profiled PHAME Academy Choir." [Oregon Music News]

PCP's tour dates, as well as My Brightest Diamond's and Emily Wells's, are below alongside some video..

Symphony 1 In the Barrel of a Gun - Emily Wells

Take it Easy, San Francisco - Emily Wells

Emily Wells-Juicy cover

Portland Cello Project - Denmark, by Gideon Freudmann

Fri Jan 07, 2011 New York, NY City Winery w/ Portland Cello Project, Henry Wolfe, Live Footage
Sat Jan 08, 2011 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall w/ Portland Cello Project
Wed Jan 12, 2011 Brooklyn, NY Southpaw w/ Anni Rossi
Fri Jan 28, 2011 Milford, CT Daniel Street Club w/ My Brightest Diamond, Jonny Rodgers
Sun Jan 30, 2011 Ithaca, NY Castaways w/ My Brightest Diamond
Sun Feb 06, 2011 New York, NY Ace Hotel
Sun Feb 13, 2011 New York, NY Ace Hotel
Sun Feb 20, 2011 New York, NY Ace Hotel
Sun Feb 27, 2011 New York, NY Ace Hotel

Thu Jan 27, 2011 New York, NY Allen Room - Time Warner Center -
Fri Jan 28, 2011 Milford, CT Daniel Street Club w/ Emily Wells
Sun Jan 30, 2011 Ithaca, NY Castaways w/ Emily Wells
Mon Jan 31, 2011 Rochester, NY Bug Jar
Tue Feb 01, 2011 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern w/ Whisper Signal
Fri Feb 04, 2011 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
Sat Feb 05, 2011 Madison, WI Der Rathskeller

Fri Jan 07, 2011 New York, NY City Winery w/ Emily Wells
Sat Jan 08, 2011 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall w/ Emily Wells
Fri Feb 04, 2011 Salem, OR Loucks Auditorium, Salem Public Library
Tue Mar 01, 2011 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Centre
Thu Mar 03, 2011 River Falls, WI University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Fri Mar 04, 2011 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
Sat Mar 05, 2011 Chicago, IL Hideout
Fri Mar 11, 2011 Portland, OR Community Music Center
Sat Mar 12, 2011 Independence, OR Green Villa Barn
Sat Mar 19, 2011 Anchorage, AK Discovery Theatre
Sat May 14, 2011 Hillsboro, OR Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center

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