January 25, 2018, 8:00 pm at Red Light Cafe, 553-1 Amsterdam Avenue, Atlanta, GA
Lexi Street Band shares the stage with Ben Friedman (Cigar Store Indians) for an evening of songs and the stories behind them with special guest, Vancouver's urban ingenue, Marla Music.
$7 Adv - $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM
In the get down & deep south, just outside Atlanta, Georgia (pronounced Jaw-jah) Lexi Street's music that will make you want get up... so you can go get a drink, sit back down to relax with a bourbon in your hand. Recently nominated for the JPL Independent Music Awards, in the female singer/songwriter category, for the song "Bite the Hand". Writing bitter sweet music about love, intimacy and just being human. Influenced by sounds of Lily Allen, Johnny Cash, Chris Isaak and the XX.
Marla Torgerson has been called 'The next big Canadian voice'. This audacious, West coast, urban ingenue has translated her unapologetically open, emotional energy into a sound that has drawn comparisons to everyone from Beyonce, to Tori Amos, to Sheryl Crow. Marla is a massive energy, from her huge, evocative vocal, to her lightning fast whit, her presence, warmth and charisma are a Chinook wind in Mid February. She is undeniable.
After graduating with a BA in Opera, Marla moved to S Korea for 4 years, where she played in a little fire trap, downtown Daegu every week to a packed house of loyal followers, who almost certainly had no idea what she was saying, but showed up every Friday without fail anyway. She then moved to Nashville for a year to learn about the business side, before heading back to her Canadian roots. Her Vancouver team has included Miles Foxx-Hill (VanMorrison, Michael Buble), Laura Hill and George Blondeheim (KD Lang).
Marla is currently working on her new project, a lyrically poignant, soulful offering. She is exploring new territory in Neo-Soul and trip-hop, as well as a new lyrical freedom that her mother would likely NOT approve of.