Tuesday, August 22nd at The Yard
General Admission $10
About Azro Cady
Driven by the songs of singer/guitarist Philip Hoffman, Azro Cady has made a name in the New York rock scene, releasing two previous EPs, Azro Cady in 2011 produced by Nicky Francis of THE MAJORLEANS, and No Chance in 2013 produced by Jim Boquist of SON VOLT. AC has performed electrifying sets at Joe's Pub, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, Stephen Talkhouse and The Turning Point in Piermont, NY among other venues and regularly packs The Way Station in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
In 2014, the AC song "Pattern for Panic" was featured on radio legend Vin Scelsa's legendary show Idiot's Delight.
AC’s latest EP - AZRO CADY III was co-produced by renowned multi-instrumentalist and composer Shahzad Ismaily, who previously composed the score for the 2008 award winning film Frozen River, and has recorded or played with a host of notable musicians including Laurie Anderson, Tom Waits, Laura Veirs, Bonnie Prince Billy, John Zorn, Elysian Fields, Marc Ribot, Bill Frisell and others.
The new EP was recorded at Ismaily's Figure 8 Recordings in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. It will feature 5 new songs written by Hoffman, including 3 co-written with poet and musician Robert O. Leaver (Birdthrower).
Philip Hoffman is the principal songwriter, vocalist and rhythm guitarist. Joining Philip is Flip Scipio on guitar, Mark Dzuiba on bass, and Trina Hamlin on percussion, harmonica, keyboards and vocals.
Flip Scipio a Dutch born guitarist and MV denizen, builds and repairs guitars for a name drop list of high-profile musicians. http://flipscipio.com/ He is the subject of the 2007 documentary Talking Guitars. A closet virtuoso for years – Flip’s wizardry has been unleashed as the lead guitarist for AC.
Bass player Mark Dziuba has been a guitarist, improviser and composer for most of his life. He has performed with a who’s who of Jazz, Blues, Rock and Bluegrass musicians internationally and has taught and performed at workshops for almost 40 years. “…An endless font of lyricism and creativity” , Mark is a tenured professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz where he directs the Jazz Studies program. He is a published author and has been a featured soloist on numerous recordings.
On percussion, harmonica and vocals is Trina Hamlin. Originally from Golden Valley, MN, Trina has made her way around the globe from NYC to Kathmandu and beyond playing music. She started her journey at the Minnesota State Fair and worked her way up to the Newport Folk Festival playing blues infused guitar, harmonica, piano and singing. Along the way she decided it was even more fun to play music with others and found a way to become a rhythm section. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trina_Hamlin