Tuesday, June 02 2015 12:02
New York, New York - Ace Hotel New York presents London-bred folk chanteuse Flo Morrissey for another edition of our 5 at 5 music series, in collaboration with Martin Guitar, where we ask some of our favorite artists to swing by the lobby and play us five songs at 5pm.
On Wednesday June 10, Ace Hotel New York's lobby will host Morrissey, whose oeuvre elicits a rare and timeless quality, calling to mind the work of greats like Karen Dalton, Jackson C. Frank and Joanna Newsom. Her voice and songwriting arrest listeners, coupling an otherworldly naivety with the weight of an old soul. Morrissey's upcoming debut album Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful will be released on Glassnote July 17 and was produced by Noah Georgeson (Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom) in LA and by Cassius’ Philippe Zdar (Phoenix, Cat Power) in Paris.
Nylon raves about the 20-year-old Brit's analog approach, noting that her music "transports [you] back to the thriving Laurel Canyon music scene of the late '60s... when sparkling harmonies were still synth-free.” Let's time travel together. Free as love and open to all.
Date: Wednesday June 10
Location: The Lobby at Ace Hotel New York
20 W 29th Street
Cost: FREE, All Ages
Flo Morrissey Bio
The 20-year-old Londoner releases her stunning debut album Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful (out 7/17, Glassnote Records), recording with Noah Georgeson (Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom) in LA and with Philippe Zdar (Phoenix, Cassius) in Paris. Morrissey penned all ten original songs and plays guitar and piano on the album, which has garnered acclaim on both sides of the pond. KEXP hailed her "pitch perfect vocals, brilliant melodies and emotional execution" and Refinery29 raved, "Keep an eye and ear out for this girl," while the UK's Q Magazine awarded Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful 4 stars and The Sunday Times praised her "extraordinary voice and richly textured arrangements." Morrissey, who toured this spring with Ibeyi and Tobias Jesso Jr., will play Glastonbury Festival and open for George Ezra at Somerset House this summer.
About Ace Hotel New York
Ace Hotel New York reinvents the urban hotel for the people who make cities interesting. With a sense of curiosity and respect for the history and culture of New York City, the 12-story hotel lives in a historic, turn-of-the-century building in Midtown Manhattan. The space serves up engaged fashion retail, a Michelin-starred restaurant and eloquent, mischievous and interesting answers to the travel experience.
About Martin Guitar & Strings
C. F. Martin & Co. (www.martinguitar.com) has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 182 years. It continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards, including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the “Dreadnought” size. Constructed by one of the world’s leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques, along with those introduced by the company founder. The company is also known for producing high-quality, popular acoustic guitar strings. These include the Martin SP® LIFESPAN™ line, the fastest-growing treated string in the industry, and the Martin SP line, which uses an industry leading core wire to hold tunings better.
About Show Cobra
Show Cobra is the award winning, U.S.-based creative and production agency that lives within LoveLive, a music media and technology company. They bring together brands, broadcasters, online platforms and labels to create original, high-quality programming and campaigns for delivery across a variety of channels. Past & current clients include Beats, Spotify, Pandora, Vevo, Google/YouTube, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Amazon, HP, Telefonica, British Telecom, MTV, Spin, Ford, Pepsi, Blue Moon, Nike, Converse, Heineken and Jameson, to name a few. LoveLive / Show Cobra has a growing international footprint with offices in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and London, and new offices planned in 2015 in Nashville, Toronto and Mexico City.
for Martin Guitar
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C. F. Martin & Co.