Mezzic Presents: Deanna Devore and Amy Musser at Mother Fool’s (Madison) April 23rd, 2011

Deanna Devore (Chicago/Toronto)
Amy Musser (Madison)

April 23rd, 2011 at 8PM – Facebook Event
All Ages, $6

Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse
1101 Williamson Street
Madison, Wisconsin

Following our first show with Archie Powell & The Exports, we’re proud to announce that we’ll be bringing Toronto-native Deanna Devore to Wisconsin to perform solo for her Madison debut, with Madison’s own Amy Musser opening the evening!

In lieu of New York, Deanna moved out to Chicago in 2006 to make music, record, and perform. Upon arrival, she started recording and co-producing her EP with Bjorn Thorsrud (Smashing Pumpkins, The Dandy Warhols) on which she performed nearly every instrument with backup from drummer Matt Walker (Morrisey, Garbage). Often performing in Chicago, where I’ve seen her multiple times including opening for Juno Award-winner Lights and Bonobo, Deanna’s music is influenced by indie, alternative, electro-dance and Brazilian jazz.

Amy Musser first began playing guitar around the age of fifteen and started to compose songs not long after. Inspired by the folk music played by her parents during her childhood, the psychedelic rock bands that played in friends’ basements during college, and a love for French pop, she began crafting her own unique sound. Though people often compare her breathy and moody vocals to those of Hope Sandoval, Cat Power, and Vashti Bunyan– her song writing style remains unique, and is continuously evolving. She is currently working on an EP that will include several songs sung in French, and combines the sounds of 60s French pop with some folkier influences. Amy just returned from Austin, where she performed at SXWI during SXSW.

For a sneak peek at Deanna performing solo, check out this video of one of her songs, “I’d Set on Fire” with Rachele Eve.

Thoughts?