'Blueprints' Full Band Album Release Show

  • March 2, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

    2109 Chickasaw Avenue
    Los Angeles, California 90041
Ticket Price $15.00-$40.00 This event is now over
Description

EVENT DETAILS:

Join me for a very special night to celebrate the release of my second album "Blueprints." This will be my first time playing these songs live with a FULL! BAND! and oh boy am I excited.

7PM - Doors

7:30 - Music! 

Tickets will be available for sale at the door on a sliding scale of $15-$40

 

PRE-ORDER 'BLUEPRINTS' ON VINYL:

https://bellaporter.myshopify.com/

 

WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEOS:

https://www.youtube.com/@bellaportermusic

 

ABOUT THE ALBUM:

Music making, for me, has always been a means of archiving my family’s and my own personal history. It’s the thing I do when I encounter some feeling or some person or some place I want to remember.

 

The title for my second album ‘Blueprints’ holds many meanings for me. With it I like to think I'm paying homage to my late grandpa Jim (1942-2014), a talented architect, and to my dad and mom and mom’s dad, whose blueprints and miniature models brought so much wonder to me as a child. It also makes me think of my grandma “Emma” Faith, a renaissance woman whose lifelong career as a sculpture artist and love for the color blue have been woven into me and my need to make things in order to remember things and my own relationship to the pure magic that is the color blue.

 

The process of making this album began after the loss of my beloved grandma Arleen "Mimi" Bachner (1938-2020) just a month before Covid-19 shut down the world. I found myself on the opposite side of the country from my family with a fresh wound and her favorite songs on repeat — Billie Holiday, Norah Jones, Edith Piaf. For the first 6 months of the pandemic I barely played music. For the first time, singing felt foreign and uncomfortable. It made me want to cry. As time went by without her, it got harder and harder to remember all the small details. It felt necessary to write everything down. And so I wrote “Mimi’s Lullaby” as a time capsule for our 23 years on earth together.

 

The album as a whole is about childhood’s end and the bittersweet realization that there's a first and last time for everything. Your first time wearing makeup, the first time you peed yourself, your first time banging up your knees tripping on concrete. The last day in your childhood home, the last time your parents carried you to bed, the last hug from a grandparent. It’s about wanting to be 6 years old again — before the world could tell me who I was, when life was a sandbox, when everything was pure potential.

Date & Time

Sat, Mar 2, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue Details

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

2109 Chickasaw Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90041 St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
Bella Porter

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