Misty Boyce, Jones Street Station

Late Show

Misty Boyce

Jones Street Station

Thu, July 7, 2011

Doors: 9:15 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Misty Boyce - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Misty Boyce
Newcomer Misty Boyce’s eponymous release debuts March 30 on Modern Vintage Recordings. The New York-based label produced, mixed and mastered the 12-song set at the famed Cutting Room Studios. The New Mexico native, whom the Tuscon Scene dubs “Regina Spektor-esque,” wrote all the songs on the album, which features a duet with acclaimed singer-songwriter Ari Hest.

Boyce began her career as the keyboardist for The Naked Brothers Band, appearing with them on “The View” and the “Today Show”, and has also accompanied Tim Williams on tour and at performances at SXSW and Sundance Film Festival.

After studying jazz piano at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Boyce moved to New York to pursue her own sound, where she met Patrick Ermlich and Eshy Gazit at Modern Vintage Recordings. With influences ranging from Tori Amos to Radiohead to Miles Davis, Boyce writes all of her own music. She explains, “I think there is something otherworldly about writing. A line or a melody will come out and later I’ll read it or hear it and think ‘this is healing me and I wrote it.’”

Similarly, it is this connection that drives Boyce’s live performances, whether solo or with her band, which includes drummer Nir Z (John Mayer, Chris Cornell), guitarist Thad Debrock (Ari Hest, Jonas Brothers) and bassist/MD Eshy Gazit (The Roots, Lisa Loeb) and occasionally a string quartet. The Daily Iowan asserts that “her voice drips soulfully against the piano as she croons lyrics of heartbreak and toil,” and the Las Cruces Sun-News says Boyce is “at once poignant and playful…combining provocative, often clever, lyrics with her soulful vocals and vibrant piano playing.”
Jones Street Station - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
"Of all the bands Brooklyn has produced in recent years, rarely has the borough birthed an Americana-rock love child like Jones Street Station. But this isn't just Appalachia-on-the-Hudson—the band is just as fond of rockstar timbres and synths as it is mandolin, banjo licks and harmonica. We're not the first to liken them to a little band called Wilco, and we'd humbly submit the folk/pop stylings of The Avett Brothers and the jamboree ethos of Akron/Family for comparison as well." -Paste Magazine
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002