We'll be hosting a rare Tuesday night performance by Amber Rubarth, Dave Eggar (cello) and Tim Snider (violin/guitar). Because we're doing this on a weeknight, we'll start at 8 pm and have just one long set. If you haven't experienced the Stone Room, this promises to be a great evening of wonderful singing and songwriting, with lush string arrangements.
This trio will perform music from Amber Rubarth's new album, A Common Case of Disappearing, which came about after she took the Grand Prize in the 2010 NPR Mountain Stage New Song Contest. Produced by Grammy-Award winning producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Kings of Leon), what was supposed to be a 5-song EP as a prize for the contest turned full length when they began recording together and found they had a wonderful creative chemistry. The album, featuring duets with Jason Mraz and Jason Reeves, debuted at #13 on the iTunes Singer Songwriter chart the week of its October 2011 release. Her songs have attracted enthusiastic praise from NPR's All Songs Considered, NY Times, The Huffington Post, BBC Radio, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and a Sun Studio Session airing nationwide on PBS.
"With songs both quirky and endearingly candid, Amber Rubarth is a refreshing talent on the rise. She complements a gentle folk/pop vibe with a storyteller's engagement and the unassuming, often akward charm of a girl you wished lived next door." -BlogCritics.
At 21 years old, Amber decided to put aside her career as a chainsaw sculptor in Nevada in order to pursue music. She taught herself guitar, started playing open mics, and began touring throughout the US, Europe and Japan. New fans told their friends, and soon her songs had received over 1.7 million plays on MySpace and she was named one of their top 100 Independent Artists. She has since shared the stage with such greats as Loudon Wainwright III, Roger McGuinn (The Byrds), Jason Mraz, Colin Hay, Martin Sexton and Lisa Loeb. Rubarth is now also composing for films, most recently writing and performing music with Paul Brill for the highly acclaimed Sundance Film Festival winner "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work." She is also one half of Brooklyn's buzz band, The Paper Raincoat, an iTunes Indie Spotlight feature.
Two-time grammy nominated artist, Dave Eggar has performed throughout the world, including solo appearances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Barbican Center London, the Hollywood Bowl and Lincoln Center. A graduate of Harvard University and the Juilliard School, Mr. Eggar has performed and recorded with artists such as Evanescence, The Who, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Michael Brecker, Train, Frank Ocean, Carly Simon, Dave Sanborn, Ralph Stanley, and many others. He has won awards for his work in contemporary music from ASCAP, the Leonard Bernstein Foundation, MacDowell Colony, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, Time Magazine and was the winner of the SONY Records Elevated Standards Awards in classical music. The New York times sighted his "Boundless imagination" and "Limitless Possibility" in his most recent New York recital. Dave Eggar currently tours with the band Deoro and has released records on the Domo and Chesky labels.