Wednesday night is a special night at LIC bar, (corner of Vernon Boulevard and 46th Avenue). Local stars Jeneen Terrana and Little Embers offer new music and old favorites in a night of music which starts with Astoria resident, the very talented singer/songwriter Michael Zuko in a return visit to this iconic LIC venue.
Jeneen Terrana is almost as well known as a TV cook as she is a singer, from her recent appearance in “Home Made in America”, the Food Network showcase for down-home American cooks. In this show she demonstrated her four layer chocolate cheesecake (absolutely delicious!), and describes how she used her abilities as a pastry chef to raise money for her last album. Parts of the show were filmed at LIC Bar, you can view it here.
As a singer Jeneen has a pure, accurate voice and writes memorable and lyrical songs in a folk/country style with a tip of a hat to her Italian roots. She will be playing with a full band that includes talented guitarists Antony Lanni and Charlie Rauh, together with violinist Concetta Abatte this week in a session that starts at 9:00pm, with Michael at 8:00 and Little Embers at 10:00.
Little Embers last appeared at LIC bar in August, in her last show before the birth of a baby daughter, Lucianna in November. This week’s show, like the previous one, will be an intimate performance with her husband, Anthony Rizzo on electric guitar. She sings a mix of country/rock songs in an individual style that can sometimes evoke tears and sometimes rock the house down, especially when she plays with a full band.
Together with other local singers Shelly Bhushan and Michele Riganese; Jeneen and Little Embers have collaborated as the “Queens of Queens” in performances in Brooklyn and Manhattan, as well as a residency at LIC Bar last May. Don’t be surprised if there is more creative collaboration this Wednesday night.
The shows are free, with an expectation that you buy drinks and offer donations to the tip jar for each performer. If you haven’t been to LIC Bar you are in for a treat!
For more on Jeneen and Little Embers check out my podcasts on iTunes.
by Eric Hathaway