Leyla McCalla

Haitian Creole Indie-Folk from New Orleans

Leyla McCalla

Olivia Davis

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$17 Advance/ $19 Day of Show (plus applicable fees)

This event is all ages

Leyla McCalla
Leyla McCalla
A Haitian-American who sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, Leyla McCalla plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful and witty — it vibrates with three centuries of history, yet also feels strikingly fresh, distinctive and contemporary. Named 2014’s Album of the Year by the London Sunday Times and Songlines magazine, Leyla McCalla’s debut album, Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes, made a profound impression upon all who heard it. Once again featuring songs sung in English, French and Haitian Creole, A Day For The Hunter, A Day For The Prey includes guest appearances by legendary guitarist Marc Ribot, Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Louis Michot of the Lost Bayou Ramblers, and New Orleans singer-songwriter/guitarist Sarah Quintana.
Olivia Davis
Olivia Davis
Olivia Davis writes songs that are raw, honest, and uplifting.

With her debut album, Olivia Davis holds her own alongside classic singer-songwriters by creating her own blend of folk, alt-country, and American roots music. Honest and well crafted, these songs reflect deeply personal stories, yet remain universally relatable.

Olivia was born and raised in the Bay Area, and was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was one year old. Her struggle with the disease has provided an inspiration for her song writing, and she explores themes such as claiming one's identity and celebrating the preciousness of life. She has been faced with difficult challenges and life-and-death realities at an unusually young age, and these experiences add depth and wisdom to her lyrics. Her music resonates with hopeful optimism, and her story is an inspiration.
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/