EDITOR’S CHOICE — HÉLÈNE RENAUT, Vinyl Release Celebration at Cafe du Nord, 3/9

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By Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Photo by Lynn Imanaka

This coming Wednesday, March 9th, the Café du Nord hosts the record release show for local folk-pop musician Hélène Renaut. Recorded by Jason Quever (Papercuts) at PanAmerican Studios, THE DEER CONVENTION features guest appearances by Matt Montgomery (Adam Haworth Stevens), Donovan Quinn (Skygreen Leopards, 13th Month), Jasmyn Wong (Skygreen Leopards), members of The Mumlers, and Quever himself. The 12′ limited edition vinyl, with a sweet cover designed by Simone Rubi (FeistKings of Convenience) comes with a download card, and will be made available at the show.

Click on the album cover for more information:
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Co-headliner: Emily Jane White
Acclaimed dark folk-rock chanteuse Emily Jane White has just released her third album in Europe, Ode to Sentience, and is anticipating a release in the US. This will be her first Bay Area show since May 2010, a rare occasion to hear a preview of the new material.

Opener: Emily Jane White
Local favorite Ed Masuga is a self-described finger-picking maniac; a folk and blues orchestra of beautiful clanks and calls. At two years old he saw his dad compete on the game show Name That Tune and though the appearance netted just a jukebox and a trip to Puerto Rico, Ed’s future as a traveling musician had been fully inspired. Ed is a true dream-inducer songsmith.

Click on the photo to watch a video presentation of Hélène Renaut’s: Bumblebee
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HÉLÈNE RENAUT
Video by Nicolas Ruffault — from the album, The Deer Convention

The Cafe du Nord is located at 2170 Market Street (near Sanchez).
Doors open at 8:30 pm, show starts at 9:30 pm
(415) 861-5016
Tickets: $10. Must be at least 21.

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Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Seán Martinfield, who also serves as Fine Arts Critic, is a native San Franciscan. He is a Theatre Arts Graduate from San Francisco State University, a professional singer, and well-known private vocal coach to Bay Area actors and singers of all ages and persuasions. His clients have appeared in Broadway National Tours including Wicked, Aïda, Miss Saigon, Rent, Bye Bye Birdie, in theatres and cabarets throughout the Bay Area, and are regularly featured in major City events including Diva Fest, Gay Pride, and Halloween In The Castro. As an Internet consultant in vocal development and audition preparation he has published thousands of responses to those seeking his advice concerning singing techniques, professional and academic auditions, and careers in the Performing Arts. Mr. Martinfield’s Broadway clients have all profited from his vocal methodology, “The Belter’s Method”. If you want answers about your vocal technique, post him a question on AllExperts.com. If you would like to build up your vocal performance chops and participate in the Bay Area’s rich theatrical scene, e-mail him at: sean.martinfield@comcast.net.

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