Find your way to the new intimate performance space ARTS NEST on Sat Nov 11 for an entertaining evening of original music. Our Autumn Concert Series features the incredible talents of local musicians in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere where the music can really reach you. Come out and find out what we mean. Doors open at 9pm, Clown Daddy 9:30pm, Erik Vanderzee 10 - 11pm.
Vanderzee is a classical guitarist turned experimental musician based out of the Catskills in upstate New York. He spends his time foraging for mushrooms, baking bread and yelling into microphones over beats influenced by hyper-pop, hip-hop, rock, jazz and whatever else happens to catch his ear. He holds a Master's Degree in Music Performance from The Mannes School of Music at The New School in NYC.
Vanderzee's debut album, Divergent, oscillates between attitudes of eternal hopefulness to crippling self doubt, grappling with the pressures one puts on oneself to be productive, while simultaneously attempting to not put expectations on the creative process. The seeds of many of these songs were planted while he lived in a Zen monastery, the teachings of which are distilled in all of the music he creates. Inspired by The Killers, 100 gecs, and Dirty Projectors, from the post-punk “The Coming Day” to the sample-heavy “Sit Here And Be,” Divergent serves as an affirmation that despite newfound maturity and self-awareness, the rebellious, misunderstood child within us never grows up.
Clown Daddy, also known as Ellie J, is an actress-turned-clown who has found her home in the wilds of the Catskills. An NYU Tisch honors graduate and a drop-out of the prestigious Lecoq clown school in Paris, her focuses are physicality, slapstick, and joy of the cathartic experience in live performance. "Clown Daddy" evolved somewhere between an accident and years of hard work developing a stage persona. She has happily and humbly become a staple part of the Catskills artist community, bringing fun to as many audiences as she can. You can find what she's up to at www.clowndaddypresents.com
Erik and Clown Daddy will be performing in ARTS NEST after the River Rep Theater's performance, an evening of one-act plays, "Sea Wall" and "The Catastrophist", in the main hall at the Delaware Valley Opera Center.
Arts Nest offers a large variety of entertainment year-round in a comfortable, friendly setting – a fun place for serious artists. Come with your friends, take a table, have a few drinks and small plates, while enjoying the performances.