Blame Sally's Monica, Renee & Pam in Concert!
Following up a spectacular CD release concert at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, Monica Pasqual & the Handsome Brunettes will again be joined by Dear John Love Renee, this time at the Sophia Theatre in downtown Sacramento.
Fans of Blame Sally will be thrilled to experience the music of these two bands led by Blame Sally's main songwriters, Monica Pasqual & Renee Harcourt. Other musicians that night will be Pam Delgado (also of Blame Sally), Velvy Appleton, Jessie Turner, Josh McClain, bz lewis, John McConnel.
MONICA PASQUAL AND THE HANDSOME BRUNETTES
The evening will be a celebration of the release of Pasqual's Independent Music Award winning album, "You Can't Kill Light" of which critic Derk Richardson wrote: "Known for two decades as a member of Blame Sally, Bay Area folk-pop singer-songwriter Monica Pasqual eclipses much of her previous recorded work with this, her sixth solo album....The now driving, now dreamy folk-rock and electro-pop settings are conjured from Pasqual’s piano, keyboards, and percussion, Lewis’s guitars, bass, drum programming, and percussion, and, on three tracks, Joshua McClain’s cello...In lyrical acuteness, Pasqual has outdone herself, and without any histrionics her lovely voice gives the words melodic grace and gravitas. A worthy heir of Laura Nyro, Tim Buckley, and Suzanne Vega, Pasqual creates her own context in a 21st century moment."
DEAR JOHN LOVE RENEE
Award-winning singer-songwriter Renée Harcourt of Blame Sally fame, and New York City transplant John McConnel are Dear John Love Renée, and together they deliver smart songwriting, tight harmonies and rootsy acoustic guitar picking all hovering in the Americana/Folk/Pop genre. Their sound has been compared The Everly Brothers, Simon and Garfunkel, and Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová, with a hint of Broadway, Radiohead and The Grateful Dead.