Louisville, Kentucky (June 12, 2013) - The Clifton Center, located at 2117 Payne Street, will host the album release concert for Cheyenne Mize's new recording Among The Grey on Saturday, July 6th at 8:00pm, with special guests Scott Carney of Wax Fang, Another 7 Astronauts, and the Moving Collective. There will be a pre-concert reception at 7:00pm that will include complimentary small bites from Eiderdown and a cash bar. Tickets are $12, or $10 for Clifton Center members, and can be purchased at www.cliftoncenter.org, or at Carmichaels Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue.
Mize, an internationally acclaimed American folk singer-songwriter who resides in Louisville, KY, will perform in the Center's unique vintage Eifler Theatre, providing vocals, and playing guitar and piano. Among The Grey (Yep Roc), fulfills the promise hinted at with Mize's debut, Before Lately (sonaBLAST!), and subsequent EP, We Don't Need (Yep Roc). Whereas Before Lately was a slow-burning, introspective, meditative affair, We Don't Need offered an expansion of her sonic palette and left listeners wanting more. Among The Grey stands strong as a cohesive artistic statement, once again showcasing Mize's multi-instrumental and arranging skills.
The songs on Among The Grey were written during a relatively short period of both explosive creativity and harrowing self-doubt. Says Mize, "In the midst of this generally positive time I was struggling with huge questions about my life. I had the impression when I was younger that there would be a point in life when all of the sudden I would be 'grown up' and have it all figured out. Among the Grey comes from this idea that most of our lives are lived in the in-between places instead of the destinations. Fortunately the good stuff is in the middle, in the process. In that grey area is where you find those little sparks or dashes of color that make it all interesting and worthwhile. The record is like that; it's dark at times, but has a lot of sparkle to it."
For Among The Grey Mize worked with a group of musicians who had been touring companions: JC Denison on drums and percussion, Emily Hagihara on bass, percussion and backing vocals, and Drew English on guitar. They tracked the core of most songs live, allowing what she calls a "raw and person-driven sound. Having that human element and letting the songs develop organically was very important for me. In a way I forced my musicians to go in somewhat blind. So much energy comes with not being prepared." Mize credits recording engineer and co-producer Kevin Ratterman - who has also engineered My Morning Jacket and Andrew Bird - for crafting many of the sounds on the record, while also playing some drums and guitar. Mize also enlisted the help of several local musician friends (including her former touring partner Ben Sollee on cello), adding strings, horns, and more vocals to round out the sound.
Additional support for the MINI of Louisville LIVE at the Clifton Center series is provided by the Brown-Forman Corporation, DD Williamson Co., Cylicron, the Kentucky Arts Council, LEO Weekly, WFPK, Heine Brothers Coffee, The Brown Hotel, Wild and Woolly Video, and Joe Hayden Realtors.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to the Clifton Center with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information, please visit www.cliftoncenter.org or call (502) 896-8480.
ABOUT CHEYENNE MIZE
Mize introduced herself internationally with the release of Among the Gold with Bonnie "Prince" Billy - an inventive take on a variety of late 19th century American parlor music. After the release of her debut Before Lately in 2010 (which The New York Times described as "sweet without being cloying, weary without hopelessness"), and subsequent performances at South By Southwest, Mize was chosen by NPR as one of their ten "Discoveries at SXSW 2011." Among The Grey is her third solo release. Mize resides in Louisville, KY.
ABOUT THE CLIFTON CENTER
The Clifton Center, located at 2117 Payne Street, is an historic facility that serves as a gathering place for art, culture and ideas that enrich our community. Housed in a renovated former school building, the Center is home to the studios of artists Martin Rollins and Lucretia Beatty, the Ballet Arts and Yuric-Amari Dance studios, the Louisville Visual Art Association's LVAA @ the Clifton Center art education studio, a UofL off-campus classroom, and the administrative offices of the Colon Cancer Prevention Project.
In addition to MINI of Louisville LIVE at the Clifton Center events, the Clifton Center hosts hundreds of events each year in its role as a rental facility including weddings, conferences, business meetings, art shows and receptions. For more information, visit www.cliftoncenter.org or call (502) 896-8480. Find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheCliftonCenter.
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