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Two Piece Tuesdays presents Ed Ivey & JL Stiles



June 13, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Join us for a night of the film the Red Turtle and the live stylings of Ed Ivey and JL Stiles. Free.

Film: The Red Turtle.

A 2016 animated fantasy film co-written and directed by Dutch-British animator Michaël Dudok de Wit and produced by Toshio Suzuki from Japan. The film tells the story of a man who becomes shipwrecked on a deserted island and meets a giant red turtle. The film was nominated for the Best Animated Feature Film for the 89th Academy Awards.

Film courtesy of Shannon Ellery Hubbel of www.lewtonbus.net

Ed Ivey & JL Stiles ~ Jazz & Awesome: 7 to 9pm.

Ragtime guitar, harmonica and vocals.

Ed Ivey ~ is a Texas-born musician from a musical family in far West Texas. Ivey played in pioneer El Paso punk band Rhythm Pigs. Moving to San Francisco in the mid-Eighties, Ivey and his band recorded five original albums and toured heavily in North America and Europe. When the band broke up, Ivey worked in Texas as newspaper reporter until moving back to San Francisco in 1992.

A Grammy nominee (2011), Ivey has been a standout in the San Francisco music scene for decades. He has been a lightning rod in the city’s music scene, putting together new combinations of players and teaching New Orleans brass band tradition to school kids. He has played with noted Texas singer Gary Floyd, ragtime man Dan Hicks, bluesman JJ Malone, surf-mariachi act Los Mex Pistols Del Norte, eclectic uke band Old Puppy, blues harp ace Jay Gaunt and many more.

JL Stiles ~ is a unique animal who for the first time is merging two totally different fields of truth seeking: Ragtime blues and higher mathematics. Both of these disparate strands filtered through a lifetime on the run, searching for a universal truth from psychedelic Brazilian forests to US college campuses and further into his own unique vision. JL Stiles has a mind that sees music in a similar way to how J.S. Bach saw music. However, Bach never played the blues.

As for the blues: JL has opened for many a blues great, including BB King, Etta James and JJ Cale. Surprisingly, looking at such a history, most of his originals would not be considered blues or folkways yet Maybelle Carter, Blind Blake and the rest of his honored forebears haunt everything he does, including his upcoming song-of-the-ages album, JL Stiles presents House of Murmurs, on which producer Etienne de Rocher (Sean Hayes) plied his remarkable talents. It’s a bit confounding to box a one-off like JL, so the artist decided to mostly reserve his stunning ragtime and blues guitar madness for his other band, Hobo Paradise, which tears the house down regularly in San Francisco.

JL’s touring history includes a consistent presence on the West Coast and currently expanding to a nationwide audience via his latest release, which has garnered national press and national radio play.