Chris Pureka residency at Hotel Cafe

Chris Pureka has a residency at LA hotspot Hotel Cafe this month – every Wednesday in January. This modern alt-folkie is a CD Baby top seller with a new album coming out April 13th, but until then you can enjoy her 2009 EP “Chimera” right here:

Her bio: A native New Englander, the 27 year-old Pureka came to music at an early age, writing songs on her parents out of tune piano before the age of eight; but it wasn’t until she reached sixteen that she discovered the guitar and began playing in earnest. Following high school, Pureka attended Wesleyan University where she was a student of science and graduated to become an assistant in a biology lab at Smith College. All the while Purekas musical ambitions persevered. In 2001 she released a 7-song, self-titled EP and shortly thereafter landed a three-month national tour with folk poet Alix Olson. With the release of Driving North in 2004, Pureka left science behind and discovered her niche as a touring singer songwriter.