Local songwriter Kim Dambrogi’s band project – D’Ambrosia – celebrates the release of their first album, wild blue, with a show at The Carleton on Thursday, May 2nd. Pals Bend The River will close out the night. Show time is 8 PM and admission is only $8 at the door.
D’Ambrosia will be debuting its first album, wild blue, this May. Kim D’Ambrogi, the primary songwriter, laces the songs with a sultry vocal sway, enriched by a psychedelic rock and country blues sound from the band. The songs have come to fruition working with Mike Trask on arrangement and production, along with collaborations with a number of savvy and talented Maritime musicians. Over the past few years, D’Ambrosia has performed at a number of local venues and small NS festivals with Kim leading on vocals, accompanied by members of Second Band. The album was recorded at Halifax’s Echo Chamber in 2015, and its full release has been greatly anticipated in the meantime.
The first song, Barred for Life, released by D’Ambrosia, which will also be featured on the album, can be heard HERE.
Bend the River formed in 2008 and have established themselves for their live performances, provocative arrangements and overall seventies vibe. They have been described by critics as “cinematic” and “reminiscent of The Band.” 2014’s “So Long Joan Fontaine” yielded a Music Nova Scotia nomination for “Americana / Folk Recording of the Year” as well as rave national reviews and airplay. An annual series of performances, “Harvest Jams” backing and performing with over 50 of Halifax’s top songwriters has established Bend the River as one of the East Coast’s most respected groups.