Maeve & Quinn with Zoe Lemon and Emily Drinker
March 10@7:00 pm-9:30 pm$15.00
Doors open at 6:30pm, show at 7pm
tickets online $15, $20 at the door
Maeve & Quinn
Described as “anything but ordinary” by the Chicago Tribune, MAEVE & QUINN is the duo of Chicago-based, Alaska-raised twin sisters Maris and Bryce O’Tierney, multi-instrumentalists, songwriters, and composers. Maeve & Quinn’s music fuses alt rock, pop, and folk influences, distinguished by lyrical vocal harmonies and dynamic instrumental interplay. Classically trained (voice, guitar, violin, piano), the duo also draws on improvisation in their practice.
Maeve & Quinn’s collaboration as twin sisters is conversational and fluid between past and present. They bring together lyrics and melodies from their respective experiences for songs of layered perspective, addressing themes of memory, truth, and relationship. Maeve & Quinn’s music has a feeling of landscape, and draws from multiple points of origin: where the sisters grew up (Alaska), their country of heritage (Ireland), and present home (Chicago).
Maeve & Quinn have performed their music and poetry in concert with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Poetry Foundation; premiered their symphonic compositions with the Chicago Composers Orchestra and Anchorage Symphony Orchestra; and collaborated with dancers for film works, most recently with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Hi! I’m Zoe and I write songs, refurbish my 1979 camper van, and try not to burn down the kitchen (seriously, I’m a terrible cook). While studying classical violin at university I discovered my true passion was songwriting … but I had devoted most of my childhood to refining my skills as an orchestral musician. It felt like an impossible shift and I packed up my minivan and left on a 9-month road trip where I wrote a collection of songs on my violin. Finally returning to Philly, I went into the studio with my friends at North Room Records to record these songs properly…and here’s the proof!
Emily Drinker is an independent, award-winning singer-songwriter from Philadelphia. She blends folk, pop, and rock with a high-energy band and soulful 3-part harmonies through live looping. Emily has been featured by NPR Music, Philadelphia’s WXPN, and played at many regional festivals including Firefly, Musikfest, and the Philadelphia Folk Festival. In the last few years, Emily has opened for Pat Benatar, Rufus Wainwright, JD Souther (Linda Ronstadt, Eagles, James Taylor), Switchfoot, Joey Dosik (Vulfpeck) and Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon’s Graceland). In addition to a busy performance schedule in Philly and its surrounding areas, Emily enjoys working as a session vocalist doing sync work for national TV shows, and performing in half a dozen local bands.