January 15, 2015
Local acts Son Little and Dirty Dollhouse will perform for the crowd Saturday, Jan. 17. Son Little is the moniker of electronic soul musician Aaron Earl Livingston, who released the EP "Things I Forgot" last year. He has previously collaborated with The Roots and RJD2, and his single "The River" earned tons of praise, including a spot on NPR Music's extensive Favorite Songs of 2014. His raspy, soul-infused, psuedo-rockabilly sound will be stuck in your head for a long time.
So will the tunes of Dirty Dollhouse, the group Chelsea Mitchell began after writing a song she felt needed a few more voices. Gathering two talented friends, Amber Twait, previously of Bucks County's Levee Drivers, and The Lawsuits' Vanessa Winters, the three formed a special harmony on the song "Nobody's Daughter." Afterward, Mitchell kept writing music for the trio, and they've been together ever since.
Trying to distill the group's sound into one sentence, Mitchell said, "We're kind of like the intersection of Motown background harmonies and classic, traditional songs and country."
The sound, which Mitchell also calls " layered, old-school harmony," is at its best on the EP "25 Shades" the trio released last month.
Listeners will hear all of "25 Shades" at Fireside Sessions, as well as some new material and some of Mitchell's solo work. For fans outside Philadelphia, Dirty Dollhouse will be playing at Triumph Brewery in New Hope on Friday, Jan. 23 as well, so there's no excuse for missing this rising folk pop act.