SAMANTHA ECHO at the Parkside Lounge
Monday, June 5th, 2017, 7 pm
317 East Houston Street
“Somewhere between dangerous and whimsy” – Jack Murray, Unknown Nobodies
“Samantha’s songs are profound, brave, haunting and true. Samantha is perhaps one of the smartest, most poetic, exciting, engaging young singers out there today” –Suzanne W. Stout, Playwright in Residence at Theater 80 St Marks
“Her music is like the embodiment of a Francesca Lia Block novel” – Danielle Martin, soul-pop chanteuse
Samantha Echo was born in the made-up place with poison skies–New York City, to you mortals. She was reincarnated from an Ancient Greek Mountain Fairy.
She is a hub of gauzy snark and a fallen disney heroine with a foul mouth, a soprano, and quite possibly the millennium’s worst case of arrested development. She has lots of feelings. She can be described as a cross between Kate Bush and Amanda Palmer, or exactly like Leonard Cohen if he went to a parallel universe where a Disney Princess version of him existed.
Echo’s adapted surname is derived from the Greek Mythological figure who got her voice taken away from her. She likes to think of her work as children’s music for adults; the songs of a consummate outcast seeking redemption and dignity through humor and escapism and nostalgia. She has been described as a “gay icon” (Liam Lyon, singer-songwriter), a “doll-faced illusionist” (Jody Borhani, visual artist), and “a Salvador Dali of sound, challenging and disrupting perspective” (Heather Jacks, author of The Noise Beneath the Apple). Her debut E.P. “Poison Skies” is coming to Itunes and Spotify on October 18th, 2016.
Monday, July 24th, 2017
Bowery Poetry Club
New York, NY
When I was growing up, people often had trouble pronouncing my family name. This always bothered me, and a few years ago, when I was at Hunter… Read more “Samantha’s Ego, Part 1: A Bit About How I Chose the Stage Name “Echo””