Eugenia Riot // Cristina Vane
AUSTIN had to cancel this evening, instead we present: https://www.eugeniariot.com Portland, Oregon based songwriter Leigh Jones dazzles once again with her latest folk creation: Eugenia Riot. An
AUSTIN had to cancel this evening, instead we present:
Portland, Oregon based songwriter Leigh Jones dazzles once again with her latest folk creation: Eugenia Riot. An internationally touring musician with a background in theater, Jones delights audiences with her irresistible stage presence and enrapturing voice, which is reminiscent of Alison Krauss. She has spoken at the US Embassy in Ethiopia on Women in Music, was selected with her former band Crow and the Canyon for the American Music Abroad program, and has toured the US from coast to coast since 2010.
Born in Italy to a Sicilian-American father and a Guatemalan mother, Cristina Vane has always had a tenuous relationship with identity and place. She grew up between England, France and Italy, and was fluent in four languages by the time she moved to her fathers’ native United States for university at 18. Despite this, (and perhaps because of it) she had no sense of belonging to any one culture or country. What she did have, however, was an intense love of music. Powered by her signature take on blues and rock, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cristina Vane’s debut album, Nowhere Sounds Lovely, earned her praise from the likes of American Songwriter and Rolling Stone Country, which deemed it ‘mesmerizing stuff’. The 2021 release was written largely on a road trip across America. Since then, Vane has laid down roots in Nashville and had the opportunity to spend more time exploring internally. On her sophomore album “Make Myself Me Again”, Vane has found a way all the way around the country and right back to herself, both musically and personally. “I’ve been trying to peel back the layers, to understand who I am, and I think that process has translated to this record,” she explains, “The production is straightforward, more minimal, and a bit of a return to my rock roots but still paying homage to the music I’ve explored since then”.
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