Sold Out**Cayetana / Hemming / & Friends at Boot & Saddle @ Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia [17 January]

Sold Out**Cayetana / Hemming / & Friends at Boot & Saddle

19:30 - 23:00

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Boot & Saddle
1131 S Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147
All Proceeds from Ticket Sales to be donated to The Attic Youth Center

The follow up to Cayetana’s debut LP Nervous Like Me, New Kind of Normal, retains the pop sensibility and candid songwriting of its predecessor yet exhibits a clear growth in sonic diversity; to be released May 5th, 2017. The Philadelphia indie rock three-piece — comprised of Augusta Koch, Allegra Anka and Kelly Olsen — has been exploring the delicate interplay of mental illness and wellness, since they began releasing music in 2014, but never so gracefully and poignantly as on New Kind of Normal. “The record is about mental health…struggling with that and settling into a new kind of normal where you can finally recognize your own your destructive behaviors and accept love into your life.”

Proving themselves masters of self-actualization, Cayetana has formed their own record label – Plum Records – to release their second LP. “We want to empower people and show them that they don’t have to wait for something to happen. They can do it themselves;” Cayetana refused to compromise and hope to help other artists to do the same in the future. The recording collaboration of Koch's barnyard studio in the Poconos and Matt Schimelfenig at Philly's Miner Street Studios resulted in a diverse output of expertly crafted, hooky pop songs like “Mesa” coupled with sparse, dark, and deeply emotional synth-laden tracks like “World.” Musically, the record captures the quiet moments of crushing vulnerability and the hardened highs of personal strength as expertly as Koch’s lyrical craft.

From the group’s inception Cayetana has exemplified the beauty and spirit of perseverance and DIY. They prove on New Kind of Normal that growth takes self-responsibility, accepting the help of others, and resilience proving that the risk is worth the writhing. Evidently, there is a new kind of normal not only in the mind but also in music and Cayetana is determined to help us find it.

*Written by Anika Pyle

HEMMING (Candice Martello) is an acoustic singer-songwriter hailing from Philadelphia, PA. Her high-voltage vocals and folk-influenced songs have stood out from the crowd as a performer in the thriving Philadelphia music scene, having played the stage at well-known venues throughout the city. With a family deep rooted in music, It's no wonder she has befriended every instrument she meets. Playing guitar at just 9 years old, and writing her first song at 13, her fascination with music took off very young.

After graduating from Drexel University, Hemming continued developing her sound and influence as a solo performer to the backdrop of the artist community in West Philadelphia, and as a member of Omar, the two-piece punk band she formed with close friend Nick Fanelli. While a part of Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project, she was praised for her talent as a solo artist, and split from Omar to further develop her own sound.

With musical influences including Cat Power, Metric, M. Ward, and Alanis Morisette; she is inspired by the power of raw emotion, experience, and simplicity. Hemming's rhythmic, folksy, room-splitting croon leaves produces a haunting experience for her audience. And with the honesty of her music, as she bares down to a song's meat and bones, it is undeniably clear that tugging her audience's heart strings is what she aims for.

Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
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