**NATALIE CRESSMAN (of Trey Anastasio Band)** [Album Release Party] & **THE CASUAL COALITION ft. Stu Allen (of Phil Lesh & Friends)**

Purchase Tickets

**NATALIE CRESSMAN (of Trey Anastasio Band)** [Album Release Party] & **THE CASUAL COALITION ft. Stu Allen (of Phil Lesh & Friends)**
Thursday, May 11, 2017 9:30 PM to Friday, May 12, 2017 4:00 AM
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
  • 21 & over
 
Admission Type Price Quantity
Show Details
  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Door Time: 8:00 PM
  • Show Type: Live Music
  • Restrictions: 21 & over
  • Where: Boom Boom Room 1601 Fillmore St San Francisco, CA 94115
Share with your friends:
Join us in celebration of the release of Natalie's new album Traces
**NATALIE CRESSMAN**
(of Trey Anastasio Band)

[Album Release Party]
&

**THE CASUAL COALITION**
ft. 

Stu Allen (Phil Lesh & Friends, Mars Hotel)

Scott Guberman (Phil Lesh & Friends)

Brian Rashap (Terrapin All-Stars)

Craig MacArthur (Terrapin All-Stars) 

Danny Luehring (San Geranimo)


**NATALIE CRESSMAN**
(of Trey Anastasio Band)

[Album Release Party] 


Possessing a voice as cool and crystalline as an Alpine stream, Natalie Cressman is a rising singer/songwriter who draws inspiration from a vast array of deep and powerful musical currents. Her new EP five-song EP Traces reveals her latest evolution, a sleek and sensuous electronica-laced sound with a trace or two of dance floor sweat. 
 
Steadily evolving in many directions, the 25-year-old Cressman has already put down deep roots in several overlapping scenes. A prodigiously talented New York City-based trombonist, she’s spent the past seven years touring the jam band circuit as a horn player and vocalist with Phish's Trey Anastasio (and recently played with Phish at Madison Square Garden). Deeply versed in Latin jazz and Brazilian music, styles she tapped on her first two solo albums, 2012’s Unfolding and 2014’s Turn the Sea
 
The Traces EP follows on the heels of 2016’s Etchings in Amber, a gorgeous duo album with guitarist Mike Bono that introduced Cressman as a formidable musical force without her horn. While the project focuses on songs featuring lyrics she wrote for several Bono compositions, Cressman also wrote words and music for three of her songs, contributing to the atmospheric suite of jazz-inflected, genre-bending tunes.
 
With Traces, Cressman expands her creative reach into post-production, meticulously crafting soundscaped tracks inspired by R&B singer/songwriter Emily King, the Prince-championed vocal trio KING, and particularly Australian avant-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote
 
“Hearing their music was an epiphany moment,” says Cressman, who was born and raised in San Francisco. “They create music that’s layered and complex and appeals to a dance crowd. That’s not exactly what I’m doing, but hearing a live band with a lot of structure on the sonic side of things helped point the way as I’m trying to add this other layer to what I’m doing with my songwriting.”
 
When she’s not performing her own music, Cressman can be found collaborating with some of the most illustrious figures in rock, funk, jazz and beyond. In addition to her regular gig with Trey Anastasio she plays regularly with the nu-disco Escort. Just in the past year or so, Cressman played with Colorado livetronica hip-hop combo Big Gigantic at Red Rocks (while contributing lead vocals on “No Apologies” from the album Brighter Future), joined with the horn-laden funk band The Motet for a series of concerts around the country, and performed at Brooklyn Bowl Vegas with Umphrey's McGee.  
 
Her passion for groove music hasn’t diluted her love of jazz. In 2016 SFJAZZ commissioned her to develop music for a concert celebrating the legacy of jazz trombonist/arranger Melba Liston, and she performed with Israeli reed star Anat Cohen. She also continued her long-standing musical relationship with world jazz innovator Peter Apfelbaum, performing with his band Sparkler. A fellow Bay Area native, Apfelbaum has hired Cressman since she was a young teen, a relationship that exemplifies the creative hothouse in which she was raised.

The Casual Coalition

ft Stu Allen (Phil Lesh & Friends, Mars Hotel)

Scott Guberman (Phil Lesh & Friends)

Brian Rashap (Terrapin All-Stars)

Craig MacArthur (Terrapin All-Stars) 

Danny Luehring (San Geranimo)

Born on the stage of countless nights at Terrapin Crossroads, The Casual Coalition are a branch from the  "community music tree" that was planted at the Marin county venue, owned by Grateful Dead bassist, Phil Lesh.  
 
The Coalition features mainstays, Brian Rashap, Craig MacArthur and Scott Guberman, as well as numerous collaborators that rotate within, such as Stu Allen (Phil Lesh & Friends, Mars Hotel), Dan “LEBO” Lebowitz (ALO), Greg Loiacono (Mother Hips), Scott Law (Phil Lesh & Friends, Cosmic Twang), Mark Karan (Ratdog, Phil Lesh & Friends), Dave Zirbel (San Geronimo), Ezra Lipp (Phil Lesh & Friends), Danny Luehring (San Geronimo).  All are a product of the intermingling of various musical collaborations that happen on a daily basis at Terrapin Crossroads.  
 
The band also showcases some original songs put forth by contributing members. The songs are then nurtured & grown within each configuration.  Categorized as improvisational indie-rock, the band has been known to really explore the songs in an exciting, different way every performance.  

$10 adv