Moxie Release Show! January 25th!

The time has finally come! Moxie is ready to go and the band is champin’ at the bit! So be there with your bells on, Oasis Pub (16 Bank Street, New London CT) on the 25th. Also appearing are native sons Quiet Life and New Haven’s own indie darlings M.T. Bearington.  Thanks a much love to everyone who loved on us, supported Dig and we’re looking froward to rocking you in 2013! Don’t forget to keep up with and The Telegraph Recording Company!

Here’s some rockin’ Quiet Life for ya!

And some sweet sweet M. T. Bearington

Luthiers Co-op! Friday!

We hope you’re having a blast this holiday season! Raise the Rent will be doing a show Friday night at one of our favorite places: Luthiers Coop in Easthampton MA! This is a sweet little guitar shop full of the dreamiest vintage pieces and tons of lovingly handmade instruments! And better than that, they have a bar with some tasty local offerings and a stage! We’ll be joined again by our pal Eric Stevenson from Pocket Vinyl! See you there!

Happy Holidays!

Well, as we have finally wound down our shows for 2012, we want to thank you all! This year was an absolute blast, we moved well over 1000 copies of ‘Dig & Be Dug’, “graced” the cover of a magazine, and played to the best audiences anyone could hope for, YOU! Look for lots more in the coming year with Daphne’s solo album ‘Moxie’ hitting streets the last week of January. In the meantime, here’s a new single from that record! Enjoy! Check in on our shows page for upcoming acoustic performances to round out the holiday season!

HodgePodge Hartford! Oct 21!

Daphne Lee martin & Raise the Rent appearing at the Hartford HodgePodge! We play 2-4pm!

Pratt Street is hosting a fusion of events – equal parts street bazaar, festival and farmers’ market, the inaugural Hartford HodgePodge will feature food, vendors, artisans and music in a high-energy setting, kicking off on Sunday, October 7, from noon until 6 p.m. Rinse and repeat every Sunday until November 18!

Anything goes! The interesting, the weird and bizarre are all welcome! Got something to SHOW, SHARE or SHOUT? We want to promote other great Hartford groups, events, and businesses throughout the event so if we’re missing something or someone, if you need a vendor application or if you’d like to get involved, please email Stephanie Lynn at (860) 249-1757

Civic Mind, the Business Improvement District (BID), the City of Hartford (MECA), and ProPark are collaborating to bring the Hartford HodgePodge to Downtown Hartford! Spread the movement, celebrate community and join the HodgePodge!

Vanilla Bean Presents: Daphne Lee Martin & Amy Black

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Amy Black ~
Amy Black is a Boston based singer/songwriter with storytelling and Southern tradition in her blood. She burst onto the Boston scene a few short years ago and in record time, she and her band have become one of the most sought after new acts in New England, sharing the stage with Chris Isaak,The Courtyard Hounds, Rodney Crowell and Joe Ely and playing to packed houses across the region. Black al

so recently made her mark down south as a featured artist on the live radio show “Music City Roots” hosted by Jim Lauderdale and as a headliner at The Basement in Nashville and Eddie’s Attic in Georgia at at the Americana Music Association’s annual event.
Black’s background is as refreshingly honest as her music. “My parents are from the Muscle Shoals area of Alabama,” Amy explains. “But my dad is a preacher so we moved around a lot when I was a kid. I grew up in Missouri and Alabama and at 16, my parents moved the family to Boston. Talk about culture shock!”
Several times a year Amy would return to her family’s Alabama hometown where her granddad, Thomas Reuben Jones, remained a core influence. “Man, did I love listening to him tell stories,” she remembers. “He grew up red-dirt poor in Waterloo, Alabama and put himself through college. He worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority for decades and then started his own business. His stories were so rich with detail and he loved telling them. He was a bit of a showman and I think he passed that on me.”
Amy sang publicly throughout her teens and fronted bands in college, but she did little with her music for nearly a decade. Her love for singing, however, would not be quelled. “About five years ago,” she says, “I told myself ‘it’s now or never.’”
Black and her band started performing fresh takes on classic covers by her influences, including Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Emmylou Harris and her original influence, Bonnie Raitt. All she planned to do was sing, but Black quickly discovered she had songwriting skills of her own and began to add originals to her live show. In April of 2011, she released her sophomore album One Time, made up primarily of those originals.
Amy’s gift of conjuring flesh and blood characters and emotions leaves an indelible mark. “Real American Roots music is born from adversity,” she says. “Loving, lying, drinking, dying and going to heaven – not necessarily in that order.”

Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers | Daphne Lee Martin at the Russian Lady!

Join us at The Russian Lady Tuesday October 9th as we host Zoe Muth and The Lost High Rollers in our Billiards Room.  Whether it’s an upbeat honky tonk beat or a slow sad story song, Zoe’s music is very honest and familiar.  Come enjoy a night of live music here at The Russian Lady starting at 8pm! 2012 CT Music Awards Country Artist of the Year, Daphne Lee Martin & Raise the Rent will be there to open the show! Here’s more info at the FB Event!

Dirt Floor Session | October 6th

Saturday, October 6th, we’ll be doing a very unique session gig at Dirt Floor Studios in Chester. If you haven’t been there, it’s a really neat analog tape recording studio, packed to the gills with vintage amps and instruments and is just about the warmest coziest place on earth. The series is filmed by Hawkhill Media and has hosted wonderful acts you may have heard of from Newport Folk Festival, our dear friends Brown Bird Joe Fletcher & Jonah Tolchin.

The whole lovely thing is hosted by a phenomenal songwriter in his own right, Eric Lichter and we’ll be sharing the ‘stage’ with both him and Chris Bousquet. You do need tickets for this event, and it’s very limited, so please please call the number on the flyer and reserve your seats now!

Here’s a vid from the Joe Fletcher session!