bluesy folk-jazz of Stephanie Carlin re-scheduled 1/6/10

NEW CD: On Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 7pm, the Babylon Green Party Gathering will feature the bluesy folk-jazz of  Stephanie Carlin . The event will be held at Pisces Café, 14A Railroad Avenue, Babylon, NY (631-321-1231) Come hungry! For directions to the Babylon Green Party Gathering, call 631-422-4702 or email Children are welcome. All gatherings are free of charge, and open to the public.

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Carlin’s voice integrates Diana Krall’s husky croon with Amy Winehouse’s distinctive energy and Ani DiFranco’s artistic freedom, creating a sound so unique that fans always recognize her songs by her exquisite presence.  From violently chastising American democracy to glorifying spontaneous love, Carlin’s original lyrics are as wildly inventive as her impulsive scat-singing.  Her influences range from Elliott Smith to Ella Fitzgerald. Carlin currently lives in both Brooklyn and Hampton Bays while she studies jazz at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus.

Carlin self-released her first EP at 16, which led to the formation of the band, Oliver Lankard. Carlin was the manager, vocalist, and guitarist of the jazz-rock band. The ten piece band, complete with a three-piece horn section and doo-wop vocalists, fused Stephanie’s intimate lyricism with a driving funk beat. Oliver Lankard performed at dozens of metropolitan venues, including: The Knitting Factory, where they worked alongside David Peel (of John Lennon’s Yoko Ono Band); and Maxwell’s (opening act for Franz Nicolay of The Hold Steady). Oliver Lankard also performed at the Original Sessions National Band Search and The Crazy Donkey’s Unsigned Band Festival. All ten members were under eighteen at the time, and the band’s growing successes were short-lived when its members drifted out of high school and on to college.

In August 2008, nineteen-year-old Carlin released her second acoustic-rock CD, the Agony and Ecstasy of, captivating the gut-wrenching loves and losses of the human heart.. Before the record was even released, Carlin was offered a recording contract which she promptly turned down because the label was more interested in having her “look cute” instead of making uniquely profound music. Lately, she has performed at: Columbia University, Broadway Comedy Club, Time Out New York Lounge, and The Stone, amongst other metropolitan venues. Carlin also sings regularly with Long Island’s very own The Debra Liso Band featuring Prentiss McNeil.

Babylon Green Party Gatherings are held on the first Wednesday of every month:

  • The February 3, 2010 Gathering will feature “Civil Liberties for Activists” with Andrea Callan of the NYCLU.
  • The April 7, 2010 Gathering will feature the poetry of Charles Bukowski read by Jeff Arthur.

The Green Party is an alternative party to the Democrats and Republicans. The four pillars of the Green Party are:

  • Nonviolence/Peace;
  • Grassroots Democracy;
  • Social and Economic Justice; and
  • Ecological Wisdom.

You can enroll in the Green Party by checking the box marked “Other” on the voter registration form and writing in the word “Green” on the line next to it. Click here to find a voter registration form. You can send donations to the Green Party of Suffolk,14 Robin Drive, Huntington, NY 11743.

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