Sunday, October 1st, 2017
Scott Wolfson / Phoebe Legere
Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes are celebrating their fifth year as New Jersey’s indie folk powerhouse. Their debut, Life On Fire, reached #8 on the Roots Music chart and charted on Folk DJ’s list of most played 2014 albums. 2016’s Welcoming the Flood gathered rave reviews and top-charting airplay, and the band continues to expand its touring range. They are 2016 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival “Most Wanted” Artists and Nerfa Formal Showcase artists. Dubbed “wizards” and “musical scamps”, they deftly adapt their big, catchy, complex sound from festival stages to listening rooms. Add Scott’s lyrical imagery and unconquerable voice to the mix, and as No Depression’s Lee Zimmerman writes, they “...will not only defy the norm, but all expectations as well.”
"Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes is a talent-laden band. They're equally comfortable going electric or acoustic, and Welcoming the Flood is full of well-crafted songs that reveal new insights with repeated listening." - John Platt, WFUV -
Phoebe has released 17 CDs of original and traditional music, and her latest album is HEART OF LOVE, which broke the top 20 ROOTS MUSIC RADIO charts for Americana radio. She appears on HBO’s documentary IT’S ME HILARY. Her original song “Hip Hop Frog,” a song about the environment, was licensed by HBO. Her paintings and drawings are in museums and major collections.
Ms. Legere is, currently, creating a new all-French album in Montreal with Artic Records. She opened for David Bowie on his national tour in 1991. Phoebe Legere was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in music in 2000.
The New York Times raved: “Legere plays the piano with enormous authority in a style that encompasses Chopin, blues, ragtime, bebop and beyond, and she brings to her vocal delivery a four octave range, and an extraordinary palette of tonal color and meticulous phrasing.”