Singer-songwriter Barbara Cohen reunites with her former Little Lizard bandmates: cellist Jacqueline Ultan, guitarist Jeremy Ylivisaker, and percussionist Marc Anderson for a special performance in The Mission Room at The Hook and Ladder. Special guests The Hang Ups kick off the night.
Barbara Cohen and Little Lizard:
This remarkable reunion concert celebrates the release of Cohen’s latest single, “Let it Out,” and will feature songs from her critically acclaimed albums, “California” and “Black Lake.”x
is an award-winning singer/songwriter and film composer known for her distinctive voice, eclectic talent and ability to blend musical genres from folk to electronica, and world to modern-classical. She is the co-founder of the Virgin Records ensemble Brother Sun, Sister Moon. Cohen has collaborated on hit singles with England’s rave luminaries Orbital, and the French electronic duo, Air. She is also recognized for her own critically acclaimed independent solo albumsincludingCalifornia
, and her work with Little Lizard (TRG Records) and Farm Accident (Red House Records).
is a singularly creative cellist, composer & improvisor who’s unique versatility is reflected in the diversity of her artistic collaborations that include: Brazilian music duo CORDA;
Persian fusion ensemble Mirrorlands (
with Aida Shahghasemi and Jeremy Ylvisaker); Chris Lynch’s Dust Of Suns Ensemble;
Chamber pop band The Starfolk
; improvising collective Sans le Systeme
; flute/cello duo J2J
; Beatles Tribute band The Shabby Road Orchestra; The Kingfield Tango Ensemble;
and The Laurels String Quartet.
is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, teacher, video artist who has worked with a with a wide variety of popular and underground art makers. His music and images are influenced by decades of these interesting collaborations, celebrating community but also leaving room for you to have your own personal experience with it.
Some of the aforementioned artists include John Prine, Bon Iver, Grace Potter, Bruce Hornsby, Jenny Lewis, Andrew Bird, Sandra Bernhard, Damo Suzuki (Can), Anais Mitchell (Hadestown), Gaelynn Lea (MacBeth on Broadway), Prince’s original New Power Generation members (in tribute after he passed), Mouse on Mars, Aida Shahghasemi, Swamp Dogg, Shahzad Ismaily, Eyedea, Suki Waterhouse, Merce Cunningham dance company, and many others playing in venues such as the Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall and on television programs such as Late Night with David Letterman and The Colbert Report. He has put out 2 solo records as well several as a member of the group Alpha Consumer.
Marc Anderson is a distinguished musician having appeared on hundreds of recordings and performed with many great artists including Angelique Kidjo, Steve Tibbetts, Don Cherry, Max Roach and Taj Mahal. Marc is an ordained priest in the Soto lineage of Zen Buddhism. He currently teaches meditation in an emerging hybrid style sometimes referred to as, Direct Path and offers sound healing sessions for groups and individuals. His first collection of poetry is set to be published in 2023.
The Hang Ups
Springing from the convergence of three like minded art school fellows in 1990, The Hang Ups went against the grain of grunge to create some of the most appealing melodic guitar-pop music fused with a psych-folk edge heard this side of the Village Green.
In the course of touring nationally and releasing four studio albums, the Hang Ups garnered critical acclaim and had songs appear on television and in feature films including Kevin Smith’s Chasing Amy before taking a break to pursue other projects.
Creative chemistry has brought these friends back together and the collaboration continues to mature and evolve, as they bring their fifth studio album to completion, slated for release in 2024.