Devotchka

First Fleet Concerts & 1% Productions Presents:

Devotchka

Neyla Pekarek (formerly of The Lumineers)

Sun, February 10, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Waiting Room Lounge

Omaha, NE

$25.00

This event is all ages

Devotchka
Devotchka
DeVotchKa is a four piece multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble that fuses Romani, Greek, Slavic, Bolero, and Mariachi music with American punk and folk roots. They take their name from Anthony Burgess' Nadsat word for "young girl," which is itself derived from the Russian word (девочка) of the same meaning. Based in Denver, Colorado, the quartet is made up of Nick Urata, who sings and plays theremin, guitar, bouzouki, piano, and trumpet; Tom Hagerman, who plays violin, accordion, and piano; Jeanie Schroder, who sings and plays sousaphone and double bass; and Shawn King, who plays percussion and trumpet.
Neyla Pekarek (formerly of The Lumineers)
Neyla Pekarek (formerly of The Lumineers)
Rattlesnake is inspired by the life of a Colorado pioneer woman, Rattlesnake Kate, who was infamous in the 1920's for her death-defying encounter with a rattlesnake migration. The collection of songs, produced in the studio with Matt Ward (M. Ward, She & Him, Monsters of Folk), were written as a "Folk Opera," recounting stories from her life, extracted from a 40-year love letter correspondence she kept with Colonel Charles D. Randolph, aka "Buckskin Bill," during which they never met.

Neyla Pekarek began playing cello at age 9 in her native city of Denver, CO. She studied Musical Theatre and got a degree in Music Education at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. Back in Denver and searching for a teaching position, she answered a Craigslist ad for a local folk band needing a cello player. This band was The Lumineers, and she soon became a core member of the group, playing on their GRAMMY-nominated self-titled debut and follow-up album, and performing on every continent (except Antarctica!). Neyla is a member of Sweet Adelines International, a women's barbershop quartet organization, and she won the 2009 Rising Star championship with her quartet, Vogue. When not making music, Neyla enjoys collecting rubber stamps, true crime TV, and spending time with her pet bunny rabbit, Barbara.

She's currently working on a solo album inspired by the life of Colorado pioneer woman Rattlesnake Kate, who was infamous in the 1920's for her death-defying encounter with a rattlesnake migration.
Venue Information:
The Waiting Room Lounge
6212 Maple Street
Omaha, NE
http://www.waitingroomlounge.com/