The Harpblog news desk - which looks like most news desks, messy and not always weeks ahead of its deadlines - is pleasingly piled high with CDs right now. The concert harp has recently benefited from concerto recordings by Anneleen Lenaerts, and the homage to Rameau by Ghislaine Petit-Volta; Grégory Cappoen has just brought out a beautiful and very personal lever harp album; and on Thursday Addi and Jacq, a New York-based electroharp and vocals duo, will launch their debut CD.
"Less Likely Places", with Jacqueline Kerrod on acoustic and electric harp and Addi McDaniel on vocals, takes its title track from a Craigslist post from a woman in Arizona: “You can find something great in the less likely places”. Addi and Jacq's delicate and personal songs explore "the human connection in music and in life, the beauty in the imperfect and the magic in the spontaneous" (says Jacqueline). "...what seemed to be the greatest desire for both of us was to create something that was truly our own. We stumbled upon something that continues to bring light and creativity to the forefront of our lives and we’re running with it."
The album launch party will take place on Nov 20th, 2014, at the Snapple Theater Center Broadway at 50th St. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. You can reserve your tickets here, and buy the album online here.