Ari Hest – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – March 9th, 2013

Ari Hest

Ari Hest

Emily Hearn

Sat, March 9, 2013

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

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$12.00 - $14.00

Off Sale

Ari Hest
Ari Hest
The release of Sunset Over Hope Street on March 1, 2011 marks Ari Hest's first full-length album of new material in four years. That’s not to say he hasn’t been busy in the years in between.

After releasing The Break-In on Columbia Records in 2007, Ari decided it was time to take more creative control over his music and parted ways with his label. Utilizing all the technology available to him, in 2008 he launched his highly successful 52 project, a web based subscription service that found him writing, recording, and releasing a new song every Monday for an entire year. For those keeping track, that’s 52 new songs in 52 weeks! Performing Songwriter called these songs “high-caliber and heartfelt.” At the end of the year, the subscribers were asked to vote for their 12 favorite songs from the project and the ones that got the most votes were then reworked and digitally released in the form of the album Twelve Mondays in early 2009. The Washington Post wrote “An urbane folk-rocker with a sonorous baritone, Ari Hest sounds like a man out of time” and said Twelve Mondays was “skillful, pretty and straightforward.”

52 helped Ari explore different genres and experiment with new instrumentation. And even with 40 unreleased songs under his belt after the release of Twelve Mondays, Ari kept on writing and experimenting. The end result, Sunset Over Hope Street, is a slight departure from his previous work. Ari expressed his self-challenging nature by taking his guitar parts and seeing if another lead instrument, like a piano, could take the guitar's place. The album is also awash with a variety of string arrangements and unique percussion parts.

Unlike previous albums, Sunset Over Hope Street was created over a protracted period of time - more than a year. Because of this, Ari was really able to take time, listen back and edit – a luxury that on previous albums had not been afforded him. There were vocals, drums, guitar parts, and even full songs that wound up being scrapped and others added as the album evolved. His patience paid off and the result, despite this different approach, is unmistakably Ari Hest.

Ari has built his career the old fashioned way, doing 150 dates a year for the better part of the last decade. In the past 24 months, he has added Europe into the mix through multiple tours in Ireland, Czech Republic, Germany and Belgium. Film and television has also expanded Ari’s fan base. His music has been licensed numerous times to shows such as “Private Practice” and “One Tree Hill”, and he scored the film “Dreamriders”, which won numerous independent film awards, and also featured several of Ari’s songs.
Emily Hearn
Emily Hearn
“Songbird” might be the best word to describe Emily Hearn. With a charmingly melodic voice, the 22 year-old singer/songwriter from Griffin, Georgia delivers relevant lyrics over irresistible melodies that captivate wandering ears. Coupled with the endearing genuineness of a small town, self-taught musician whose infectious personality seeps into everything she does, its no wonder that Ms. Hearn has already won the hearts of a growing audience in her hometown of Athens, GA and nationwide.

In April of 2010, Emily independently released her debut EP, Paper Heart. Later that year she embarked on a Southeastern tour, playing before growing crowds at iconic venues like The 40 Watt Club (Athens, GA), Eddie’s Attic (Atlanta, GA) as well as venues in Tennessee (Nashville), South Carolina (Charleston, Columbia, Clemson, Greenville, Spartanburg), and opening for country star Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish. In February of 2011 she released a music video for the lead single "Rooftop" featuring a special appearance by renowned actor/comedian Bill Murray, who drops in to try his hand at the drums.

Emily Hearn’s first full-length (also independent) album, Red Balloon will be released to iTunes and stores on January 31, 2012. With carefully eclectic instrumentation and rich background vocals that beckon listeners to sing along, the ten-track album bears the signature Emily Hearn stamp – quirky, fun and flirtatious, with a dash of love had and lost. The new record picks up right where Paper Heart leaves off – smart, sassy and highly contagious. But it’s not all ‘daffodils’ and sing-alongs this time around-- Hearn sheds her lighthearted demeanor and trademark falsetto to expose her vulnerability in a very serious, powerful way. As an album, Red Balloon is a collection of individual moments - joys and heartbreaks – the sum of which paints a vivid picture of personal and artistic growth.
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC
http://www.eveningmuse.com/