Kristian Dambrino & Fish Michie: Tidings of Comfort & Joy Album Release in the Lounge - 12/10
at City Winery Nashville
- 8:30pm APPX
Tickets are $10 in advance & $12 at the door.
Following their 2016 debut album of jazz and blues originals, Bluer Than This, pianist Fish Michie and former Miss Mississippi Kristian Dambrino began conceptualizing the Christmas follow-up project, Tidings of Comfort & Joy, which will be officially released November 24, 2017.
Awarded the 2017 Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters Award for Best Contemporary Music Composition, Bluer Than This, produced and engineered by Neilson Hubbard (Kim Richey, Matthew Perryman Jones, Garrison Starr, The Apache Relay), helped establish a musical direction for Tidings of Comfort & Joy, comprised of traditional holiday standards produced, arranged and engineered by acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and solo artist, Danny Mitchell. The project’s upcoming music video for Johnny Moore’s 1947 classic, Merry Christmas Baby, captures the soulful candor characteristic of Michie and Dambrino’s collaborative synergy, paying tribute to Charles Brown’s original vocal rendition. Friends and family appear as guests throughout the album, imbuing holiday classics, such as Toyland, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Cool Yule and Go Tell It On The Mountain, with timeless familiarity, laughter, and nostalgia. Mitchell directed the recording sessions for the album, tracked live in Kent Hooper’s Franklin, TN studio, House of Big, with Michael Rinne (bass) and Josh Hunt (drums) contributing the same organic creativity to Tidings of Comfort and Joy that inspired their previous playing on Bluer Than This.
“I’ve been a friend and singing companion of Kristian’s since we were kids, and she has always blown me away with her talent.
Kristian sings with an old soul smoothness that would give even the most legendary of vocalists a run for their money. She has
a natural born talent that is rare enough on its own, but she has cultivated an even more remarkable vocal styling from years of
stage experience and self immersion in the heritage of her home state and its great music. A true original and a joy to hear.”
- Charlie Worsham, Warner Music recording artist and Grand Ole Opry guest artist
“When I moved to Oxford in 1987, I went to the Gin across from the Hoka and saw the best piano player I’d ever seen. Everybody
called him Fish, and the band was The Tangents. I was playing for tips at the Hoka on an old beat up upright piano, and
Fish came in and showed me some Professor Longhair licks. Fish has got a sound and it changed my life.”
- John “JoJo” Hermann of Widespread Panic