Marion Halliday & Trickster Sister

Marion Halliday & Trickster Sister

Almshouse

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$12 ADV - $14 DOS + Fees

Trickster Sister
Trickster Sister
Marion Halliday, and her band Trickster Sister, is proud purveyor of their own special blend of bluegrass and bourbon-infused original, women-powered, Americana. As described by John Gage, host of WFPK 91.9 Public Radio Show Kentucky Homefront, "the group brings together their diverse talents to create an enticing blend of indie, folk, and bluegrass musical styles, with lush vocal harmonies over-top."

Marion, a native Kentuckian, now living in Philadelphia, is the primary songwriter for the band. She has found great inspiration in the rich 400-year history of her new home-town, writing a range of songs that touch on Philly’s rich history. This includes songs about an escaped convict from Eastern State Pen, the forlorn beauty of Laurel Hill Cemetery, and the revolutionary war memorial at Washington Square. She has also written songs on more universal, contemporary topics such as domestic abuse, suicide, and the scourge of heroin and meth addiction ravaging our country and in particular her home-state of Kentucky. Marion and the band’s music also include some amusing reflections on the challenges of relationships, as well as an abiding love of bourbon.

Trickster Sister is comprised of Marion (guitar, vocals, songwriting), her sister Jane Halliday of Louisville, Kentucky (violin, banjo uke, vocals), and their sister-in-music, and Philadelphia native, Donna Bostock (bass/percussion, vocals). The band, which was formed in 2016, completed its first EP of original music in Fall 2017. In its short life, it is fast acquiring a regional reputation for its original songwriting and lush melody and instrumentation. Marion and the band have played a variety of venues and shows spanning multiple states including Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Colorado, Wyoming, and Kentucky.
Almshouse
Almshouse
Almshouse plays original americana-rock created by Irene Lambrou (vox), Troy Schoenmeier (guitar), Ken Belli (bass), Tony Winkler (guitar) & Tom Dorn (drums). The band’s 2016 album “Bitter Thing” is long in experience and deep with emotion, featuring songs that cycle through cynicism, passion, solitude, betrayal, mourning and a dreamy reverie about the beauty of it all. Since 2014, Almshouse has performed their own tunes plus carefully curated covers at World Cafe Live, Puck Live, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Northern Liberties Music Festival & more.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/