Live Concert Photography: The Black Pumas with Fiona Silver at The Knitting Factory 5/15/19
Black Pumas are a rising Austin, TX-based soul act, comprised of Grammy-winning producer and guitarist Adrian Quesada, 27-year-old singer/songwriter Eric Burton and a cast of collaborators. Interestingly, Burton was a street performer for several years, who busked his way from Los Angelesto Austin, where he met Quesada.
In a relatively short time, the band has received praise for their live shows from Pigeons and Planes and the Austin American-Statesman, eventually winning Best New Band and Song of the Year for “Black Moon Rising” at this year’s Austin Music Awards. Building upon the rapidly growing buzz surrounding them, the act will be releasing their self-titled full-length debut through ATO Records on June 21. The up-and-coming soul act made their NYC debut last month at The Knitting Factory with New York-based singer/songwriter, guitarist and producer, Fiona Silver. Check out photos from the show below.
With the release of her full-length debut, 2017’s Little Thunder, the New York-based singer/songwriter, guitarist and producer Fiona Silver quickly received attention from NPR’s All Things Considered, Rodney Bingenheimer‘s KROQ FM and Sirius XM shows, Forbes, Bust Magazine, Paste Magazine, Galore Magazine, Ladygunn Magazine, Magnet Magazine, Inked Magazine, Glamour, Black Book, Beautiful Savage Magazine, Quiet Lunch, Pure Volume, Culture Collide, Examiner, and Curve Magazine, among others for her unique blend of 60s girl pop, classic soul, classic rock and contemporary rock paired with a pour-your-heart-out earnestness that at points belies an ironic sense of humor.
Building upon a growing profile, Silver toured North America with Gary Clark, Jr., opened for The Lemon Twigs and Andrew W.K,, played KRCW’s Desert Nights series at The Standard Hotel Hollywood, and has residencies at Rose Bar and Ace Hotel. Since the release of Little Thunder, Silver has been busy releasing a handful of singles, including “Nightclubbing,” a tropical/disco/indie rock track that nods at Iggy Pop — and touring across the States.