Joe Benjamin, Leffty – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – August 23rd, 2019

Joe Benjamin, Leffty

The Evening Muse Presents:

Joe Benjamin

Leffty

Fri, August 23, 2019

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

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$7.00

Joe Benjamin
Joe Benjamin
Active as bandleader in New York City since the mid 2010s, Joe Benjamin has built many different worlds for his music to live in. Until only a few years ago, he led a massive, genre-bending 11-piece orchestra, whose sheer mass was its own spectacle. As Joe’s style has evolved, his arrangements have become more streamlined, and his new music replaces the cacophony of reeds and brass with a tight three-piece horn section and back-up singers, just as it replaces the bombastic and madcap swing rhythms of his former project with irresistibly danceable grooves and earworm hooks.
While his newest work is heavily influenced by funk and soul bands such as Jamiroquai and Earth, Wind & Fire, Joe Benjamin has a sound all his own, and it is his intoxicating and idiosyncratic style that has brought him on sold-out tours throughout Europe and the United States (the most pertinent of which is his forthcoming summer 2019 tour) and given him a dedicated fanbase at home in New York City. Together with his rhythm section (Ray Cetta, Tom Wilson and Michael Gordon), Joe has written a new album that showcases his previously under-displayed talent for creating searing, insistent grooves, catchy hooks and expansive soundscapes with no frills or pretensions- just the raw, captivating power that Benjamin has always been known for.
Leffty
Leffty
Leffty is a POP/R&B duo based out of Charlotte, NC. Kristian Lietzan on vocals & guitar and Josh Scott on drums. They currently have one single out on all platforms but are fine-tuning new singles as you read, coming from their love of dance, hip-hop, and Prince, accompanied by their experience in love, heartbreak, and the nights they can’t forget. They believe that when somebody dances like no one is watching, they enter into a world where they are everything they were always supposed to be 100% free.

The name Leffty is the story of Kristian. He was born with an abnormality in his left ear, which disfigures the structural bones in the human ear, and closes the ear canal, preventing all hearing through that ear. His parents overcompensated for every fear that he might feel “different" or “unwanted.” When he was 19, he found out about a surgery that could repair his hearing as well as the appearance. He got his hearing fixed, but when asked about restructuring, he declined because he had truly embraced the anomaly that was him.

Leffty is the name because they want their flaws to be their names. Something recognizable that can inspire their listener to be free from everything weighing them down. With their music, they hope to give everyone a chance to truly embrace their “Leffty,” and maybe dance with somebody new.

They have a slew of new singles releasing later this year and are so hyped to share it with you. Follow them on IG: @Leffty_Official to stay up to date with the duo!
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC
http://www.eveningmuse.com/