We were excited to feature the acoustic duo, PALEFACE at our February Open Mic night. This was a rare oportunity to see an amazing musical due in an intimat setting, you will not want to miss this evening of music.
Prolific Influential cult-hero & indie-folk-rock icon, PALEFACE, is now a high-energy and charismatic duo featuring girlfriend-drummer Mo Samalot, who adds charming candied vocal harmonies to the mix. The band celebrated the release of their latest album One Big Party (Ramseur Records) with a special guest-performance alongside label-mates The Avett Brothers at Radio City Music Hall, followed by US and Europe tours. Soon after, PASTE Magazine premiered "PALEFACE: The Making Of One Big Party", a short... documentary which follows the band as they record the album and tour. Paleface’s music video for the album's tittle-track received airplay through several MTV stations as well as satellite & online outlets (VH1, CMT, MTV). And this Winter, Paleface's Mountain Stage performance aired via 130+ NPR stations nationwide and worldwide via Voice of America Satellite Service, and NPR.com. PALEFACE, was schooled musically by Daniel Johnston and soon discovered by Danny Fields (The Stooges, The Ramones, MC5) at an NYC Antifolk open mic and soon became the 1st artist out of that scene to get signed to a major label. He's since released over a dozen records including two major label releases, and has been quoted as major influence and inspiration by a wide range of artists including Grammy Award recipient BECK who calls Paleface a big influence on his early work. Paleface has also collaborated and appeared on three albums by The Avett Brothers. At the moment, Paleface is in the process of writing a new album to record later in the year, and in the meantime he's self-released Multibean Bootleg Vol.3, a collection of raw demos, live performances and outtakes.
Paleface is also a self taught visual artist who's been selling hundreds of paintings at his concerts, art shows, festivals and via his online gallery. Much of what he's learned has come from his interaction and observation of great art while living in NYC. Paleface's main theme is music...He paints string instruments and uses words and lyrics as if he was painting a song.
"Paleface is a gem, a brilliant man...one of the greatest songwriters on earth.” The Avett Brothers
"We used to go to all the open mics together. Paleface taught me Daniel Johnston songs on the sidewalk and let me sleep on his couch...A great songwriter, a generous friend, and a big influence on my early stuff" BECK
Coffee House Open Mic Night, February 17, 2017