Stateside Presents



Mon, March 20, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

The Wild Reeds can be defined by one word: Harmony. The sound from this LA based band fronted by Kinsey Lee, Mackenzie Howe, and Sharon Silva dips in and out of multiple genres - some ethereal folk, some rock and roll rhythm and a hint of country twang (from Nick Jones and Nick Phakpiseth), but it all comes back to the root of this bands power: harmonies that create an instrument in and of itself.

The Wild Reeds released their formal debut albumBlind and Brave, in August 2014 at The Troubadour in West Hollywood. The album, produced by Raymond Richards at Red Rockets Glare Studios (Local Natives, Parson Redheads, Honey Honey, Dustbowl Revival), expounds on loss, love, growing up, and the experience of artists and workers pursuing their dreams.

The Wild Reeds spent most of 2016 on the road with stops at SXSW, Nelsonville Music Festival, Pickathon, Summerfest, Winnipeg Folk Festival and support and headline tours throughout the USA and Canada. In May, the band released a 3 song EP called Best Wishes that continues to display the growing and maturing artistry from the 3 unique songwriters. The EP was recorded by the band at NRG Studios in Los Angeles and was mixed by Doug Boehm (Girls, Dr Dog, Twin Peaks). The band are finishing 2016 in the studio working on their next album...
Six years ago, Valley Queen’s front woman Natalie Carol drove to Los Angeles on a whim, looking to expand her musical horizons. After a lonely and frustrating year, she was on the verge of returning home when she happened upon an acoustic jam session where she met guitarist David Donaldson. Carol was immediately reminded of the comfort and friendliness of her Arkansas roots; the perfect environment for musical creation. She could hear traces of her hometown influences in his riffs: Zeppelin, Duane Allman, and Muddy Waters. The two began collaborating, exchanging ideas and drawing in other like-minded musicians. “It gave us all something to rest our heads upon, a musical family that became a home for us all,” says Carol. Today, Valley Queen is a hybrid of southern rock and Motown, with traces of 1970s canyon rock. “Carnival”, the A- side on their debut 7” produced by Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, FIDLAR, Fool’s Gold), embodies these influences as Meadors sings about creating a supportive artistic community in Echo Park. The B-side “Make You Feel” is a bluesy slow jam about young love.
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"Meet The a pretty fantastic collection of indie folk music, experimental dream, and lyrical poetry. Some of the songs sound like poetry sung across guitar, recalling Nick Drake or Tim Buckley. It is a lovely listen for a mellow mood...The entire album is worth your time, especially if this kind of beauty is your jam, but if it's not, try it out: You might be surprised how well this goes down and gets down to soothing your soul almost immediately."
-Phoenix New Times

"I have always liked your voice. You've got so much warmth in it. Your songs literally write meet the sun across them. It is the sort of music you would listen to in a car on a roadtrip when you have got the feeling of makes you dream of a different time. It is basically music that conveys a life that I have to dream of at the moment, but can't have. To the visuals, it shows the literal sun and it shows you (well you represent the sun as well)" ~ Esther Riess, Groovy Soul, Hamburg Germany

"Listening to your music felt like laying in a meadow" -audience member from the Void

"I love the caressing melody and feel. It's so warm and as I'm writing this I just realized that, it makes me feel like how I do when I close my eyes and let my heart take in the warm sunlight..I was thinking really deeply about the soul I feel in your music" ~Vincent Virovac
Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016