Eef Barzelay + Dave Houghton (of Fancy Trash) // Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke, MA // Feb. 7, 2015

Eef Barzelay:

384792_10150456578057453_1942775086_nEef Barzelay is an Israeli born, New Jersey raised, Nashville based songwriter and singer best known for founding indie/alt­country band Clem Snide. Over the past 15 years he’s released close to a dozen records and has performed everywhere from Australia to Ecuador. Around 2006 the band dissolved and Eef stumbled into film work with the Sundance hit “Rocket Science”. He’s since scored several indie films, most recently William H Macy’s directorial debut “Rudderless”. His more recent projects include an EP of Journey covers inspired by his performance of “Faithfully” for the Onion AV Club and a 10 song collection entitled “Girls Come First”.

Eef’s performance at NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert:

Dave Houghton:

fancy-trash-dave-solo-HighResAs leader of Fancy Trash, Dave Houghton has been a mainstay of the thriving, independent music scene of Western Massachusetts. A songwriter who has the ability to play at a hush or a roar, Houghton is lauded for high-intensity live shows and exceptional guitar playing. His band, Fancy Trash, recently released their new record, “As Is” with the help of recording engineer Justin Pizzoferrato at Sonelab. With a nod to both American roots music and indie rock, Houghton’s songs are honest and, at times, heart-wrenching.