Kim Lembo & Daniel Lippincott are Monkey Mama: Live Music Happy Hour 5pm Free

For more than 35 years, Kim Lembo has been giving back to the world of music singing her version of the blues.

During the 90’s, breaking out of the well known Central New York scene, she took the blues world by surprise and released 4 albums on Blue Wave Records. Being compared to Lou Ann Barton, Marcia Ball, Tina Turner and Janis Joplin, Lembo lived up to the hype with high energy shows, big belting blues and finally, a live album recorded in Paris in January/February of 2000. Capturing the bigness of her sound, Paris Burning was a hard boogying final exclamation point on her years with Blue Wave and her band, Blue Heat.

Taking a hiatus from recording, Lembo moved west to build a life in the Bay Area. Finally settling into Oakland, CA after years of writing new material she recently broke out with a 5th release some are calling her best album yet.  45 Miles promises to tell her story with Lembo’s unique perspective on life, love and reflections. She does so with a foot tapping, soul searching sound that gets better and better each time you listen. 

Singer/songwriter Daniel Lippincott was born and raised in the mid-west, educated on the east coast, and now has flourished in the Bay Area for 20 years. He performed as 'Splintered Tree' for many years before eventually relinquishing the moniker for the sole purpose of his record label, Splintered Tree Records. The 2000 release of “Forward Resolution” marked the first fully produced studio effort for Splintered Tree and has all the quirky beauty of a first in each song. Influences of folk music’s politics and melody, modern rock’s production innovations and edginess, jazz and soul’s lyrical realness all come together at various stages to shift the listener easily from one sound and mood to the next.
Daniel Lippincott now records in his own home, dubbed 'Petri Disk Studios', and has released a 2nd album, ‘Return to Roots’, after a 10 year hiatus spent writing, recording, and producing much of the music that now appears in the Splintered Tree Records discography. ‘Return to Roots’ is just that, a collection of stripped down simple songs that came into being while traveling one summer and it represents a musical travel diary with most of the songs including background noises from the locations where recording happened adding an excellent ambiance and feel to the music. The recordings are 1-mic, Lo-Fidelity, intimate portraits of a musician interpreting his own songs and the much-loved works of his musical inspirations.
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 5:00pm