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CARRIE MANOLAKOS plus Morgan Karr
March 12, 2013
Broadway's Mamma Mia (role of Sophie) and Wicked (role of Elphaba) star touring new album ECHO
"Manolakos, whose background is in musical theatre, performs the song with perfect earnestness, closing her eyes and choking back tears. She floats lightly over the soft notes and reaches up to a stringent wail towards the middle of the song." Andrea DenHoed, The New Yorker (on Carrie's cover of Radiohead's "Creep")
Tuesday, Mar 12
- 8pm $18 adv, $22 door
Carrie Manolakos, started off 2013 singing with Phish at Madison Square Garden for their much anticipated New Year's Eve Show - one of their wildest in history. Carrie already positioned in the top 100 of the iTunes pop charts with her debut album “Echo,” became an internet sensation with her haunting performance of the Radiohead classic Creep, captured at her album release concert in April 2012 at (le) poisson rouge. The video is now well over a million views and still climbing by the thousands. She was selected for Elle Magazine’s 30 Under 30: Essential Names to Know, voted #1 by readers.
Carrie has been selling out venues all over New York City, as well as other cities across the country and catching the attention of stars such as Alec Baldwin, Trey Anastasio, and Josh Groban. Carrie was featured as the top story on Gawker, saying her rendition of the song is "upsettingly good" and it "Will make your Ears Orgasm." She most recently was featured in Entertainment Weekly for being one of the top 12 best Radiohead covers of all time, with artists such as Frank Ocean, John Mayer, Weezer, Regina Spektor, Vampire Weekend, and others. She was also featured in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Huffington Post, Daily Beast, MTV, and MSNnow.
Manolakos has a background in musical theater, with Broadway credits, including the lead role of Sophie in Mamma Mia as well as Elphaba on the Second National Tour of Wicked. Her debut album, Echo, is a lyrical blend of folk, pop and soul. Her sound dances with the stars of Adele and Joni Mitchell, with a kiss blown to Jeff Buckley, but a voice that is unmistakably hers alone. Carrie Manolakos' website
For award-winning entertainer MORGAN KARR, luck is not something that happens to you; luck is something you create. A Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter, Morgan was born in Nashville where he began voice & piano lessons at the age of nine. Growing up in the heart of Music City exposed him to genres ranging from country and gospel to pop music and musical theater. Through these influences and inspirations, he's cultivated a style that is unmistakably his own.
Following a successful 2010, where Morgan won first place in "Amateur Night" at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, Morgan released his self-titled EP on May 11th, 2011, co-produced by Grammy-nominated Producer Juan Patiño (Lisa Loeb's "Stay"), Kevin Fisher (Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans), and Cliff Goldmacher. The EP broke the top 100 Singer/Songwriters on iTunes in the first week of its release. In 2012 he won the John Lennon Songwriting Competition through Sonicbids to perform at the annual NAMM Convention in Anaheim.
Morgan has called Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Nashville home - but home is a feeling and his music, a reflection. Many may remember Morgan from his work on Broadway in the 8-time Tony Award and GRAMMY®-winning pop musical "Spring Awakening," but along the way he has gained an international following. Morgan's videos have over 100,000 views on YouTube and he maintains active profiles on Twitter and Facebook. Most unique to Morgan is his online street team -- the 11:11 Army -- which boasts members from around the world. 11:11 is a reminder that inspiration can come in any shape or form or moment. The key is to remain open to it. Morgan Karr's website