Moscow 57 Urban Salon Pops Up in Washington DC
at Ebenezers Coffeehouse on Capitol Hill
Thursday, August 15th from 7:30PM – 10PM
Kayte Grace will be releasing “Say Yes” the 1st of 5 EP’s that make up the Set Fire to Separate Lives project in her home turf of DC, find out more information about Kayte Grace here
Kayte Grace is a singer/songwriter based out of New York City who has a signature blend of folk, blues, pop and rock, held together by warm-voiced, lilting melodies with rich, resonant lyrics. Kayte has garnered national attention with three albums under her belt. She is featured in The Washington Post, on YouTube, NBC and ABC in Georgia, the Ivy League Christian Observer and in Washington Magazine. She has played nearly two hundred shows in nineteen states, including performances during SXSW at Red Gorilla Music Fest (Austin, TX), opening for the Gabe Dixon Band and Lelia Broussard from The Voice. Kayte has acted professionally for over fifteen years, landing roles in commercials and television shows: Law & Order: SVU, HBO’s The Wire and Gossip Girl. She is currently preparing to release the first EP of her new project called Set Fire to Separate Lives funded by an IndieGoGo campaign.
After releasing three albums, two singles and touring the country – all within four years of teaching herself to play guitar – Youtube and Washington Post favorite, alternative “folktry” singer/songwriter Kayte Grace authors a five-chapter musical novel. Set Fire to Separate Lives is being released over the course of a year to fans who’ll be able to pay what they like for every EP. The 22-song collection, funded by an IndieGoGo campaign and recorded in 50 hours in Brooklyn, traces the anatomy of “forever love” in all its breathless, brutal brilliance, deep delight and dirty corners.
Check out the making of Set Fire to Separate Lives here
Ellen Kaye will also be performing with Ethan Fein and Javier Ramos
Featured Visual Artists-Dan Root and Yuka Imata
Originally from Binghamton, New York, photographer and artist Daniel Root began his career in 1984 doing production stills, video shoots, and portraiture for theater, television, entertainment and corporate clients. In 1987, Daniel began experimenting with fine art photography, photographing abstract forms found in nature and exploring the printing process, using multiple negatives and repeated images on large paper. By 1991, he had eliminated the camera from the process, creating abstract images directly on sheets of color film, on the surface of glass, and recently on copper. Within the last few years Daniel has revisited photography, exploring shadows, non-traditional printing surfaces and composites.
Yuka Imata was born in Sapporo, Japan. She moved to Boston where she earned a bachelor’s degree from Massachusetts College of Art. After spending a semester abroad in Florence, Italy, she decided to move to New York. She gained essential knowledge on painting figures at the Art Students League of New York where she won two prestigious grants to travel throughout Spain for 6 months. Upon her return, she focuses on portrait painting while also exploring other subject matters, such as landscape painting and still life.