Homestead Music Series: Meredith Axelrod

Price & Details: $20   Free light refreshments

Doors 7:30pm
Concert 8:00pm

Reservation Information :  Email info@urbanhomestead.org  Text/Call 626-765-5704  -or- Register ONLINE

Meredith Axelrod will sing the sweetest melodies of yesteryear and transport you musically to 1928 via all your old favorite songs. She plays various string instruments and she learns all her music from sheet music and recordings that were done in the time that the music was new. it’s sure to be a great show, so don’t miss this one!

ABOUT

“Meredith Axelrod sings and plays guitar as if she really returned to the pre-mic days. We’re not talking revisionist copy of so and so from way back when; we’re talking as if we plucked an original out of the era and time-traveled…” – JL Stiles

The Chicago native and Bay Area transplant, Meredith Axelrod is multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and avid “Songcatcher“, who envisions the limitless potential of early twentieth century music, whether it be Ragtime, Music Hall, Pop Standard, Boogie Woogie, Tin Pan Alley, String band, Jazz, Country, Blues or even Jug Band music, and embodies the spirit that brought the music into existence and drove it ahead. Ms. Axelrod learned to sing and play by listening to how folks did it a century ago – through the medium of cylinders, 78-rpm records, and from sheet music.

Delightfully engaging and unassumingly comic, her performances draw on many of the tools of musical scholarship. Part of the allure of old time music, indeed any music throughout the history of recorded music, is hearing the original recordings as played and sung by the original performers in their heyday, loving what they’re doing and doing it because it means something to them in that moment, never because of nostalgia, and Meredith brings the same unbridled passion, earnest devotion and candid vitality to all of her music. There’s nothing to dust off in her bag of reclaimed songs, as her resourceful arrangements and heartfelt renditions prove. In her care, the songs are unmistakably inspired, infectious and relevant. Meredith Axelrod is an example to herald, someone who has found possibility and joy in the treasures of cultural folklore amidst our loud and insistent pop culture noise.

Cancellation Policy: We understand your plans might change. With that in mind, we have a very simple cancellation policy: regardless of whether you made your registration online or by phone, we will give you credit toward a future program if you cancel at least 24 hours ahead of an event. Credit must be redeemed within 90 days of issue. We cannot give refunds or credits if cancelled with less than 24-hours’ notice or in the event of a no-show. This policy is in effect for all events and classes.

Liability: With your reservation or registration for this workshop/event, you hereby acknowledge and agree that we assume NO LIABILITY or responsibility for accidents, injuries, allergies while on premises or sickness/illness otherwise caused by this event.