The songwriter's circle this month features new friends Aziza & the Cure, Keenan McRae, and yours truly!
A musical marriage, Aziza & the Cure is led by wife and husband, Joelle and River Rouen. Violinist extraordinaire, electric bassist, and enchanting vocalist, Joelle's tremendous talent is keenly complemented by River's artistry of guitar, verbose verses, and vital musicality. Mixing influences from Classical, Hip Hop, New Orleans, and Latin Music traditions, Aziza & the Cure create a deeply rooted, transcendent blend of original music that evokes an earthly paradise of vibrant and primal themes.
Keith Burnstein is a New Orleans based singer-songwriter and pianist who pens timeless tunes to live by. His is a new American songbook, one that draws as much from Tin Pan Alley as it does from modern geniuses like Jeff Tweedy, Keith Jarret and Dr. John. "The songs, while instantly familiar, remain very much their own creations" (Secret Sound Shop), "combining the bedroom intimacy of a singer-songwriter" (Seven Days VT) with the rich harmonic palette of jazz and R&B.