…and The Reinforcements, which is a good name for a backing band. And Shelby, Tieg, and Tara, who are not a backing band at all, but another band entirely, and are sharing Sunday evening, the 23rd, with Tracy Newman and The Reinforcements, for an evening of folk as only the Coffee Gallery Backstage can provide. Tracy Newman was a young would-be folk musician who became an Emmy-winning TV writer instead—she co-wrote the “coming out” episode of Ellen—who then became, very recently, a full-time folk singer. Rumor has it they do a funny, moving, and memorable show. Shelby, Tieg, and Tara, on the other hand, are a couple of young guns who “have been described” as “a modern Simon & Garfunkel, if they had sisters,” which is a bold and intriguing epithet despite being numerically awkward. Three voices, one guitar. They have a spiffy website.
Tracy Newman at the Coffee Gallery
Sunday, October 23rd, 7 p.m.
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena
$10; coffeegallery.com; 626.798.6236