Date(s) - 02/08/2019
Stephen Clair & The Pushbacks, Tulula!, Natasha Althouse
With a Ray Davies-like vocal delivery, mountains of songwriting credits, Clair’s gritty and provocative tunes are kicked into high gear with the muscular and stirring chops of the mighty Pushbacks.
“Stephen Clair and the Pushbacks have literary, story-telling songs like Chuck Prophet, with a range of feeling from Steve Forbert to Alejandro Escovedo.” -Nan Warshaw, Bloodshot Records
“For fans of literate singer-songwriters who balance the weight of the world with a bit of humor …” —All Music Guide
Tulula! has been stomping around Rip Van Winkle’s dreamland since 2006. The Acid-Cowboy quartet comes off like a mosh pit at a gypsy carnival followed by a séance with the 27 club. Between them, these four veterans of underground music have toured the world, recorded over twenty-five albums and eaten like princes with paupers. Tulula! is sure to whisk you one dance away from the happy farm. Tulula! is currently playing shows and promoting their debut full length album, Singing Songs In The Dark.
Natasha Althouse received her vocal training from Ithaca College School of Music as well as Bollywood/Hindustani vocalist Rajani Madiwale of Pune, India. Her passion and curiosity dwells in sacred music from all cultures as well as the transformative powers of vibration.
Her music and/or vocals were featured in the winner of Best Short Film in the Tribeca Film Festival, “Cultivation” by Nathan Atkins along with “Purgatory Series” by Tim Mcardle, “ZoNa” by Pierre Desir, and studio vocals for artists such as Rene Bailey, Sarah Perrotta, and Jeff Greene. Natasha has produced two world premiere compositions “Shanti” (with award winning composer Paul Fowler) and her recent song “Choose Peace” which is currently being arranged for various University Choir ensembles.
From her performances in Pune, India to her own studio recordings, to her toning workshops locally, Natasha’s pure intention in any vocal experience is authenticity, spirit and to deeply touch at least one heart (but hopefully many more.)