CONCERT | The Sea The Sea
September 5, 7:30 pm
Presented by Tannery Pond Center.
Advance $15 | Day of Event $20 | Free for Youth
For advance price tickets, visit the TPC box office, call (518) 251-2505 x128, or click the button to purchase thru eventbrite (a secure online ticketing service).
THE SEA THE SEA is Mira and Chuck Costa, an Upstate New York based indie folk-pop duo featuring what Huffington Post calls, “Two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year.” Paste Music / Daytrotter describes them as “defined by their infallible vocal harmonies and their unconventional song arrangements… a pop band only in their melodic infectiousness – otherwise they are at their best when subverting conventions.” The Sea The Sea has been featured on Audiotree, Paste Studio Sessions, and NPR’s Mountain Stage, as well as receiving praise from NPR (Heavy Rotation), American Songwriter, No Depression, Buzzfeed, Pitchfork, TED, and Parade. Their songs have earned features by Apple Music including “Best of the Week” and “A-List Singer/Songwriter,” and have received over 15 million streams on Spotify to date.
Bram Kincheloe and Kim Anderson will join them for this concert. Both are accomplished and acclaimed musicians independently of The Sea The Sea.
Chuck Costa | Troy, NY
Chuck is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Staten Island. After earning a degree in Philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder, he landed on the shoreline of Connecticut where he lived and worked for the next ten years. During that time Chuck recorded 4 studio albums and toured the national club and festival circuit as a solo singer/songwriter garnering awards and accolades along the way. In 2011, Chuck was appointed the Official Connecticut State Troubadour. Akin to the Poet Laureate and appointed by the same department, this positioned him as the ambassador of song for the state. Meanwhile, Chuck co-founded the acclaimed indie-folk duo THE SEA THE SEA with his partner Mira Costa (Stanley). So far, together they have recorded two critically-acclaimed album and toured the country performing in clubs, festivals and theaters. Chuck and Mira also co-founded Where The Songs Come From which launched their work as songwriting workshop facilitators leading hundreds of workshops throughout the country since. In 2015 the duo moved to the Upstate New York area, living recently in the vibrant and collaboratively driven arts scene of downtown Troy.
Mira Costa | Troy, NY
Mira Costa grew up in Charleston, WV, the daughter of a musician and visual artist. She fell in love with the arts at an early age, and spent summers pursuing dance, theatre, and visual arts at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and then musical theatre at Ann Reinking’s Broadway Theatre Project. She attended the Boston Conservatory before deciding to take some time off, during which she lived in NYC interning with theatre companies and dance studios, even dabbling in philosophy one summer at Columbia University, and later moving on to finish her Theatre Arts degree at the University of Michigan. It was at UM where she came across a course entitled “Theatre & Social Change” which lead her to her heavy involvement with the Prison Creative Arts Project (prisonarts.org) — an organization that aims to bring the arts to all places where it is absent or has been removed. This allowed her to co-facilitate workshops in creative writing at a women’s prison as well as improvisational theatre workshops in Detroit Public High Schools, where she also created plays with students with autism. During her last year at UM, Mira brought students from the theatre and English departments back to one of these schools to perform and act alongside 9th graders each week as they studied Shakespeare. When she graduated and teamed up with her partner (now husband) Chuck Costa, they excitedly combined they’re backgrounds in different workshops, establishing their arts in education program Where The Songs Come From, and their now acclaimed indie-folk duo THE SEA THE SEA.
Bram Kincheloe | High Falls, NY
Bram Kincheloe is a professional musician, writer, and small business owner. He started studying drums with renowned teacher Barbara Borden at the age of four. At eleven, he graduated to her teacher, Chuck Brown, who had also taught Terry Bozzio, Will Kennedy, and Dave Garibaldi. He was the youngest student ever accepted into Chuck Brown’s studio. In 2002, Bram, then aged sixteen, moved to New York City on his own to pursue a career in jazz drumming. He attended Laguardia School of Performing Arts for one year before being accepted into Manhattan School of Music. While at Manhattan, attending on a Zildjian scholarship, he studied with Justin DiCioccio. During this time, he also studied composition and piano with Garry Dial, and was involved in various recording and performing projects headed by Dick Oatts, Steve Slagel, Kenny Wollesen, and many more. Through the years playing jazz, he has been honored to play with Lee Konitz, Branford Marsalis, Ambrose Akinmusire, Wynton Marsalis, Ben Street, Steve Cardenas and many others.
In 2005, Bram moved to Amsterdam to study abroad through a sister program at the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam, where he was involved in the creative music scene in Holland. Around this time, he also started seriously pursuing a parallel career in writing.
In 2008, he helped form the soul-rock band Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds with two of his cousins. The band subsequently landed a much sought after residency at Rockwood Music Hall, building a large, devoted following. In 2011, they signed with New Frontier Touring, and began playing upwards of 175 shows a year, all across the USA, Canada, and beyond. Bram played many of the largest festivals in the world, including Bonnaroo, Voodoo Fest, Cotai Jazz and Blues Festival (Macau, China) and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. The also opened for such acts as The Avett Brothers, Dr. John, and The Black Keys. While with the band, he recorded three albums, the last of which was produced by the famed bassist and producer Randy Jackson, of American Idol and Journey fame. Bram left the band in late 2014 to pursue a career both as a freelance musician and as a writer. Bram is an accomplished singer-songwriter, and plays piano, keyboards and guitar. He also has a degree from the Institute of Audio Research, having studied production techniques and ProTools.
His debut work, Hitchhiking in the Graveyard, was recently named the second place winner in the 2018 William Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing competition. In early 2015, Bram was hired by SB Nation to cover the Golden State Warriors for the popular site Golden State of Mind. He is now a staff writer for the site, which is a subsidiary of Vox Media, as well as a contributor to SB Nation’s national site.
In 2017, he became part owner and Director of Sales & Marketing for Bad Seed Cider. Bad Seed is the first company to put a truly dry, sugar-free cider into a can, and now has distribution in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island, with more territories being open up every year.
He lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife, their dog, and two cats.
Kim Anderson | High Falls, NY
Kim Anderson is a composer, songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist based in New York. Her music walks the line between many genres, incorporating the lyrical intimacy of folk songs with the delicate, detailed instrumental arrangements of chamber music. Raised by jazz musician parents in New York City, she grew up absorbing a diverse blend of musical genres, continuing on to study composition more formally at New England Conservatory in Boston, MA, and later to immerse herself in the world of West African music when she began studying the rhythmic percussion traditions of Ivory Coast and Guinea. She plays her own music with her band in the NYC area and beyond. She’s also a musician for Big Apple Playback Theater and has worked with the Kotchegna Drum and Dance Company, led by Ivory Coast-based master drummer and dancer Vado Diomande. She was honored to be chosen to study in BMI’s 2018 Composing For The Screen Film Scoring Mentorship.