Elizabeth & The Catapult – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – February 11th, 2016

Elizabeth & The Catapult

Elizabeth & The Catapult

Natalie York, Victoria Vox (musician)

Thursday February 11, 2016

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

GA $12 | Premier $15 | Premier Plus $15

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available

• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service

Elizabeth & The Catapult
Elizabeth & The Catapult
Like It Never Happened is the product of Elizabeth & The Catapult's namesake Elizabeth Ziman's creative labors over the past year and a half. After touring and releasing two full length albums on Verve Records, Ziman took to busking in the subways of her beloved New York to teach herself to play guitar. Long a piano-centric performer and songwriter, the guitar revitalized Ziman and led to an outpouring of new songs. Ziman originally intended to record the new material with musical idol Richard Swift, but her focus shifted as former bandmate Dan Molad (Lucius, Here We Go Magic) stepped in. Like It Never Happened was co-produced by Molad and Peter Lalish (Lucius).

As Elizabeth & The Catapult, Ziman has released two full-length albums and a self-produced, recorded and released EP. 2009's Taller Children was produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes) and featured collaborations with Tilly and the Wall. The band's second full-length was The Other Side of Zero, produced by Tony Berg (Aimee Mann) and featuring Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings. The Other Side of Zero, which drew interest from Anne Hathaway who used the album's track "Thank You For Nothing" as inspiration for her hair cutting scene in Les Miserables. Hathaway later cast Elizabeth as a street musician in a film about New York musicians, Song One (January 2015).

Since The Other Side of Zero, Elizabeth & The Catapult has reformed as Ziman's singular endeavor while working with a band for performances. The last few years have found her touring with Sara Bareilles, Greg Laswell, Lenka and Kishi Bashi as well as singing backgrounds for The Shins and The Waterboys, playing drums in Kishi Bashi's band, and writing with Ben Folds. Elizabeth is currently writing and recording for her new album.
Natalie York
Natalie York
Washington-born and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Natalie York is a force to be reckoned with. The Washington Post has called her debut "one of the best local releases of 2010,” and praised her “soulful and warm vocals” and “sophisticated palette.” Natalie has earned favorable comparisons to Grace Potter, Norah Jones, and Bonnie Raitt. She studied jazz at the University of Miami, and was the first graduate from the distinguished institution’s Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program. York has garnered accolades for her quiet-fire aesthetic, a mix of contemporary folk and simmering Stax soul. But, for her sophomore record, she decided to do something bold – Natalie decided to make a rock record filtered through her distinct Americana vision. In addition to press plaudits and academic accomplishments, Natalie has established a highly credible artist profile through performing and working with such diverse talents as Jonny Lang, Bruce Hornsby, Shawn Colvin, Lamont Dozier, Jim Lauderdale, Jon Secada, and Phil Ramone.

"This is great. Every song! Very soulful, loose, affecting vocals. Natalie has an alluring Macy Gray-esque husky quality, with interesting phrasing that keeps it ever interesting. Clever, quirky lyrics. Nice, dynamic arrangements and great production. This is a quantum leap forward for her, and I'm really impressed and proud of her. Fantastic job."
-Bruce Hornsby on Natalie’s most recent release, ‘Promises'
Victoria Vox (musician)
Victoria Vox (musician)
Victoria Vox (née Victoria Davitt) wrote her first song at 10 years old, inspired by the sounds coming out of the car radio on trips into town from the country home where she grew up in rural Wisconsin. Vox taught herself to sing and play guitar, privately in her bedroom after hopping off the bus from the school’s concert band practice, secretly saving herself from the reputation as a band-geek. At 17, Vox spent a year abroad in France, bought a guitar, and pursued to express herself through her songwriting. Vox went on to study music— songwriting in particular— at the Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) where she earned her degree in 2001. Shortly after stints in Nashville and London, Vox moved back in with her mom and began to tour across the US, singing at cafés and street-corners.

In 2003, Vox was given a ukulele and she fell in love with it’s limitations and simplicity. This lead to a more playful and melodic approach to her songwriting. As she continued to tour, ukulele-in-hand, the demand for a ukulele album grew. Vox recorded her debut uke album, “Victoria Vox and Her Jumping Flea”, in 2005 and toured Hawaii just before it’s official release in 2006. While in Hawaii, she landed an ‘ukulele sponsorship with KoAloha Ukuleles, which became the the tipping point to her becoming a household name at Ukulele Festivals around the world.

Vox is an award winning songwriter — including for songs she has written in French— (Independent Music Awards, 6-time WAMMIE winner, International Acoustic Music Awards, and more. In addition to her songwriting and ukulele playing, Vox has received praise for her “invisible” instrument: The Mouth Trumpet. She was invited to blow her own horn on the Jay Leno Show in 2009 and in 2015, Vox was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal as a leader in the mouth trumpet “revival” and performed live on air on KMOX’s Charlie Brennan show. She employs her mouth trumpet during musical breaks at her live shows and also includes it on her studio recordings, along with the real trumpet (which she also plays). Vox now resides in Baltimore, MD and continues to tour to Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and across the US. Her 9th album, “When the Night Unravels” was released in January 2015.
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
https://jamminjava.com/