Trails & Ways

MVFF Music Sponsored By: Marin General Hospital presents

Trails & Ways

Kendra McKinley

Friday, October 16, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$20.00

This event is all ages

Trails & Ways
Trails & Ways
Trails and Ways make dream pop from a bedroom studio in Oakland, CA. While living in Brazil, songwriter/guitarist/keyboardist KBB got deep into samba and bossanova, and came back with a vision—to bring together the hypnotic flow of bossanova and the ocean texture of noise pop. Ian Quirk on the drums and production. Emma Oppen on bass, also sings and writes. Hannah van Loon plays electric guitar, violin, and synths.
Kendra McKinley
Kendra McKinley
McKinley’s music contains elements of folk, jazz, blues, baroque and chamber-pop. What ties it all together is its theatricality—and her rich musical knowledge, which she uses to texture her ideas. She doesn’t just casually listen to and pay homage to old jazz, she knows how to play hundreds of Tin Pan Alley jazz tunes, and her music demonstrates a depth of knowledge and experience far beyond her years.

Even with just her acoustic guitar and vocals, McKinley creates gorgeous, nuanced arrangements that could function as surreal soundtracks to a 1950s children’s cartoon, or romantic Tim Burton montages. Her songs are filled with both wide-eyed wonder and meticulously calculated composition, and her voice is a cross between Ella Fitzgerald and Joanna Newsom.
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/