Cellist and singer Laura Wolf Schatz uses live looping, effect pedals and various instruments to weave a penetrating world of sound. Having performed with various contemporary and classical ensembles, her debut solo EP Stitch One (2017) was met with critical praise, deemed “beautifully immersive” and “distinctly enchanting” by Gold Flake Paint. She is currently workshopping her newest work bridging spacious experimentalism with pop driven songs. She is Brooklyn based and has performed as a touring/live member of various ensembles, most recently The Shivers and Matt Pond PA.
“Right from the get go, however, the urgency of the song seeps in. There is a heart pounding kind of excitement to how it expands onto itself. The songwriter’s voice is lilting and light over the cascading sonic waves rolling underneath it.”
“There is a lot of emotion in these performances, almost tiring to a degree to watch Laura creating this orchestra of sound in front of you, but damn it makes you feel it…all of it.”
– Brian Carroll, Red Line Roots, music blog via facebook
“Transitioning from soft to tough and gritty…can be challenging. In her new release, Wolf meets the challenge with a lush and distinctive sound.”
“Laura Wolf is a one-woman orchestra. In live shows, she drapes herself in instruments, trading her cello for electric guitar and vocals as she builds complex songs one voice at a time with the help of a loop pedal.”
– Laura Kerry, THRDCOASThttp://www.thrdcoast.com/read/2017/9/7/premiere-laura-wolf-good
Mehetable is Portland-based cellist/singer-songwriter Jerusha Neely, with frequent collaborators David and Anna Maria Noyes. Jerusha has written, recorded, and performed with bands and songwriters all over New England in the last 15 years, including Brown Bird, South China, Plains, Guy Capecelatro III, the Orchards, and Tiny Fires, and is currently a member of Woodpainting.