Friday, Nov 15, 2013 - 8:00 pm, $15.00
All seating is first come first served to insure a seat you need to arrive no later than 7:45. Arrival after 7:45 may result in standing room only being available.
TICKETS ARE NOW STANDING ROOM AT DOOR SALES ONLY
with special guest Ashley Sofia
Singer/songwriter Diego Garcia has emerged with a stellar new solo album "Paradise," due out on Concord Records October 8. Following the critical acclaim of his breakthrough solo debut "Laura" in 2011 he performed at The Linda to a sellout crowd. Now Garcia returns to The Linda with his new album. A collection of songs with indelible pop melodies and superb, artful musicianship "Paradise" is a mesmerizing, romantic blend of Latin, American and European culture that pays homage to Garcia's musical inspirations while firmly planted in the next generation of sound and texture.
Diego Garcia's music has been described as "a wonderful amalgamation of Argentinean heritage, 70's AM pop radio, and the dusty sound of dreams." Born in Detroit to Argentine parents, Garcia traced his diverse roots on his critically acclaimed debut solo album, 2011's "Laura." Inspired by the early pioneers of the classic Latin troubadour movement such as Sandro, Roberto Carlos and Julio Iglesias, Garcia was compelled to "pick up where they left off."
It's the fusion of these Latin influences with the era's "Anglo" visionaries such as David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, and Bryan Ferry that makes Garcia's new album, "Paradise," truly special. With lush string arrangements, delicate Spanish guitars, and distinct Latin flavor, "Paradise" is worlds apart from Elefant, Garcia's former band that he fronted and toured the country with such acts like The National, Interpol and Morrissey.
What has remained constant is the timeless romanticism within Garcia's modern sound. "For the last four years, I've been following my instincts in search of a new sound, a sound that could properly deliver my message on love, or I should say, the malady of love," he explains. "Minor keys, cello, nylon classical guitars, light drums, and wooden tambourines helped create a vibe for me to accomplish this sound."
23-year-old Ashley Sofia is making waves. New to the music business, but not new to music she's played and performed on major radio stations, was featured on NME, interviewed with magazines, and went on a North East tour. The young artist barely out of college has inspired audiences wherever she plays. Born and raised in the heart of the Adirondacks, Ashley grew up playing music and writing. When she was just 11 years old, she picked up her father's guitar and learned everything he was willing to show her. Today, and 60 songs later, she plays acoustic, electric, the 12- string guitar, piano, and harmonica. Her unreleased debut album, LOVE AND FURY, is highly anticipated by radio DJ's, blogs, and fans. Her fresh Folk Rock sound has awoken listeners from her hometown to across the ocean. Known for her ability to sing you into a memory, she makes no apology for her commitment to the lyrics. She says her songs are "poems set to music." The oldest Folk Rock venue in the United States, the same place Bob Dylan got his start said, "We believe that soon, Ashley Sofia will become a household name."shley Sofia
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