If you’ve been feasting on a steady diet of indie and pop, do yourself a favor and cleanse your palette with the sweet sounds of Eve Fleishman. She’ll be playing through her newest album, Atmospheric Epic on Saturday night at Monument.
Fleishman’s sound resembles contemporary greats like Nora Jones and Alison Krauss, while also harkening back to another era when melody ruled songwriting (the Gershwins, Irving Berlin etc). By her own description the album nods to Walt Whitman’s American epic poem (Leaves of Grass, the book/poem he released in increasingly thick volumes throughout his life), and indeed it is full of poetry and stories. The album is buoyed by impeccable performances from all its players, and is both atmospheric and beguiling. Fleishman’s voice floats innocent and pristine on a melancholic sea, as if we are sailing from Nashville to San Francisco with her (a move she made a few years ago), picking up flecks of Americana along the way and culminating in a laid back cover of Joni Mitchell’s “California”.
You can listen to the whole album below. The show on Saturday will be at Monument, a work space and venue at 140 9th Street in SF. More info and tickets are here. The utterly adorable Justin Seagrave will open the evening.