ASTORIA — KALA welcomes folk-jazz singer-songwriter Myshkin Warbler at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 13. From the Joshua Tree community in Southern California, Myshkin performs with cellist Jenny Q. and drummer Scott Magee in a special music and storytelling performance, “Trust.Together.”
Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available in advance at libertyastoria.org. There will be a full bar.
New Orleans-schooled, gypsy-spirited, endlessly curious, Myshkin Warbler creates darkly joyous, compellingly complex songs: literate, political, heartbreaking, soul-building. Her nine solo records travel though raw-folk, gypsy-swing, torch jazz, punk poetry, desert blues and electronic post-rock.
In late 2013 Myshkin left Oregon for the desert to join her new love, herbalist Jenny Q., in the artists’ hideout of Joshua Tree, where Jenny had built her apothecary, Grateful Desert.
In January of 2014, Jenny fell into septic shock. During her six days in a coma and six months in the ICU, Myshkin held Jenny’s home, business and daughter, wrote spells for songs, and helped channel the community’s potent energies toward her healing.
Four years later, Jenny has re-learned to walk — and dance — on prosthetic legs and has completed “Held Together,” an experimental book providing a raw, revealing look at her journey and community.
Myshkin’s new record, “Trust and the High Wire,” released by DoubleSalt in June, covers the same story in dialects of soul, jazz and indie rock.
KALA is located at 1017 Marine Drive.