For February's First Tuesday, we have a very special musician coming in to perform in the Empress Garden!
Joshua McClain is a progressive cellist who loops his sound live on stage to create multi-layered soundscapes—exploring rock, blues, and electronic styles. While classically trained, McClain has evolved his style into an unbridled, intense, and mesmerizing sound experience—all his own
He's best known for his unbridled solo performances using a looping station and effects processor to create beautiful and otherworldly soundscapes. He regularly performs with six-time Emmy winning songwriter Monica Pasqual in the group, Monica Pasqual and the Handsome Brunettes. Regarded as one of the top artists in the Bay Area, Joshua was voted Musician of the Year in 2013 by the Raw Artist RAWAwards.
Joshua's style is deeply influenced by the music of Andrew Bird, Zoe Keating, Mark Summer, Yo-Yo Ma, Sigur Rós and Jimmy Hendrix, among others. "