March 31st, 2023 8:30pm Stage
Natalie Hart’s musical influences stem back to her love for the dramatique and the singular, unmistakable voices of the classic female vocalists. Growing up in Dallas, Texas - Natalie took on a musical identity early, being named after Natalie Cole by her father, the son of a retired Air Force pilot and music minister. While calling influence to some of jazz’s greats - Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone - Natalie learned to refine her craft and develop her own unique artistry in Nashville, TN. It was in Music City that Natalie began to write and discovered that her passion for singing was deepened by her passion for lyricism. Her debut EP was released in 2012, and includes the haunting ballad “Jezebel”. Natalie always knew her theatrical pop would find a home in New York, where she now resides. Released in 2018 and mixed by Greg Wells, famed producer of Adele, Katy Perry, and more top-selling artists, “CURTAINS” delves into the deconstructing of youthful infatuation and plays with cinematic themes. She has spent the last two years building a fan base in New York, London, Nashville, and more, and has two new releases slated for 2023. Natalie aims to find her voice and to preserve people’s moments through her music, continuing to lean into her passion for songwriting in all shapes and forms.
Dallas-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Payton Odom was raised on a steady diet of Baptist hymns, old country, blues and Motown, but has always felt creatively drawn to hazier, more dissonant places of introspection - the emotional spaces where clear narratives and tidy refrains no longer work.
After a fluke voice loss interrupted progress on his first solo effort, resulting in a year of recovery in strained, restless quiet, Odom returned to his work with a desire to create musical experiences that capture the in-between, the half-light of unknowing. Shortly after relocating to the density and buzz of Brooklyn from his hometown, a mutual friend introduced Odom to producer Jeremy McDonald (Kevin Garrett, Matt Simons), who provided a sonic palette featuring strains of jazz, soul and R&B, underscoring and amplifying the characteristic of Odom's acoustic compositions.
'At My Door', Odom's debut single off his first EP, 'Sightlines', premiered on Blah Blah Blah Science.