At Lost Parrot Cafe, 1929 Huntington Drive in South Pasadena. 6pm doors, 7pm music. Food and full bar available at the venue. $15 corkage.
Jamie Drake is one of LA’s best-kept musical songwriting secrets, collaborating with the likes of Moby, Sarah and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek, and Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen. In September 2019, she released her breakout album, Everything’s Fine — peppered with indie-folk-pop stylings wrapped in lush orchestrations. In June 2022, her love for early 1970s Laurel Canyon folk unexpectedly meets Rio de Janeiro in New Girl, once again displaying her ability to evolve as a dynamic artist in her time. Taylor Kelly was born and raised in the suburbs of Rochester, New York, and is now a fixture in the vibrant Philadelphia music scene, further honing her introspective take on jazz, soul, and funk. Smooth, powerful, technically-informed vocals support her eclectic instrumentation and complex arrangements. Both a vocalist and trumpet player, her sound is a dynamic blend of genres. A Berklee College of Music graduate, she has been influenced by artists from Stevie Wonder to Erykah Badu, integrating strong melodic contour and intricate harmonies into lyrically personal and sonically anthemic tracks.
$22 advance, $25 door