April 27th, 2022 9pm Stage 3
Since Howard's 2015 debut Religion, the indie auteur has constantly expanded his artistic journey — a creative progression beginning with roots in folk, polyrhythms, and bedroom samples has slowly morphed to chamber pop and psychedelia with a newly linear embrace of melodic and musical structures with the release of Together Alone (2018) and Extended Play (2020).
Howard has composed for TV and performed songs that have garnered over 10 million streams, appeared on CBS, MTV, NBC, and A&E, as well as having toured the US and Europe.
Two time Grammy Award Winner, Sonya Kitchell is a songstress with a voice that is unadorned and true. Weaving folk and psychedelia, Kitchell’s melodies blend a raw rock ‘n roll spirit together with a modern twist. Based in Brooklyn NY, she has toured the globe many times over in support of her internationally acclaimed records, Words Came Back to Me (2006), This Storm (2008), Convict of Conviction (2010), self-produced We Come Apart (2016). Kitchell spent a year collaborating with the legendary Herbie Hancock on his Grammy Award winning album, River: The Joni Letters, winning two Grammys — the first for her work on River: The Joni Letters as a vocalist and later for her work on Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Revelator as a writer.
Her prolific, illustrious career is marked by collaborations with respected artists, including Joni Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, Jackson Brown, Reggie Watts, Blake Mills, The Barr Brothers, Dap Kings, Ben Harper and Stewart Lerman. In 2012 she became a permanent touring member of legendary Danish shoegaze band, Blue Foundation, penning several songs on their latest release Bloodmoon (2017). Kitchell has graced the stage at numerous landmarks & festivals among them; Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Montreaux Jazz Festival, Newport Folk Festival and Central Park Summerstage. Her televisions appearances include Late Night with David Letterman, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS Morning Show and Live at Abbey Road.
Most recently, Kitchell joined forces with Neal Evans (Jack White, Soulive) to form the psych-pop power duo, “+Co” releasing Strange Symphony (2020). Combining irreverent, unhurried vocals Kitchell’s melodies soar over gritty Stacks-like guitars, layered with space-age synths and breakbeats provided by Evans. Undeniably infectious and unapologetically raw, +Co finds its roots in the past while creating something distinctly their own, providing an electric shock to a classic sound.