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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Dallin Applebaum


I recently met Dallin through my brother. She was playing keyboard for Ryan Star, who was opening for the band my brother was playing in.  It took a few shows before we actually got to talk.  She is amazingly talented.  I have even been lucky enough to be present when she sat down at my parents baby grand and sang. What a treat! I have been blessed to know and have so many wonderful and talented musicians in my life.

I have been to one of Dallin's solo shows before when she played at Rockwood Music Hall. Well, she is playing at Rockwood Music Hall again tomorrow night, Wednesday, January 6th at 11pm. Here is a snapshot of the facebook invite she posted!

Obviously Dallin has a Myspace page. I mean what musician doesn't these days. Check it out!

Here is a little about her from her Myspace page...

Dallin Applebaum is a singer, songwriter and keyboardist based in New York City. She currently plays and tours with Atlantic Record's recording artist Ryan Star. She also plays with Brooklyn indie rock orchestra Emanuel and The Fear and songwriter artist Meghan Wolf.

Trained as a classical pianist, Dallin grew up on Chopin, Bach, and Beethoven. At the same time, growing up outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, exposure to her parents' favorite music – artists such as The Beatles, Billy Joel, Led Zeppelin, Sting, Steely Dan, The Eagles, and Sting – infused Dallin with a lifelong love for classic rock and well-crafted pop.

Dallin began writing songs at the age of thirteen. Throughout high school she performed in local venues, gaining a following and generating critical acclaim. Influenced by contemporary artists including Regina Spektor, Radiohead, Jon Brion and Silverchair, Dallin crafts pop music that strives to be something more than just a sing a long.

Dallin moved to New York in 2004 to attend NYU as a music technology major. During her time in New York she'd perform often at Rockwood Music Hall, Googies Lounge, Tribeca Rock Club, The Bitter End, Sidewalk Cafe and more. She released her first EP (King's Highway) at the Bitter End in 2007, right after she joined the Philadelphia based rock band Funky Butter. Funky Butter stayed together for another year after Dallin joined, and released their first (and last record) called "Made of You" over the summer of 2008.

Over the past year Dallin put together an EP of her new songs. The tunes were recorded at Livewire Studios in Tribeca and engineered/produced with guitarist Daniel Tirer and Adam Samuels. She co-wrote with ex-Funky Butter-er Justin Goldner for J and The Reminder of Who I'm Not. Adam then went on to mix the songs. The EP was released digitally on July 29th, 2009. To celebrate, Dallin played at Rockwood Music Hall with a band.

Currently Dallin continues to write and tour with Ryan Star. Please check back for her own solo show dates, Ryan dates, Emanuel dates and new releases! 

You can buy Dallin's EP King's Highway on cdbaby.


Dallin gave away cards with codes on them at her last show which allowed you to download her latest EP for free. I don't know if she is handing out these cards at her shows anymore so please purchase her new EP, Fortune Cookie, from iTunes!


Rockwood Music Hall is one of my favorite music venues in New York City.  Yes, one of the main reasons is it is within walking distance from my apartment. Gosh, I must seem so lazy. Trust me, I'm not. It is just so convenient. The atmosphere is great, the place is tiny and cozy and sounds great. You can really get a feel for the musicians.  There is no cover but there is a one drink minimum.

I have seen some of my good friends and favorite musicians there including Phil Marshall, George Stanford and Dallin! I hope everyone can make it out! I am 96.374% I will be there. I am trying very had to make sure my work schedule doesn't interfere with my play schedule!



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