Artemisia (EP Release) w/ Adrienne Shamszad

Ages 18 and up
Saturday, June 11
Doors: 7pm // Show: 8pm

Starline Social Club Presents


Live in the Crystal Cavern:


w/ support from Adrienne Shamszad

Saturday Jan 29 2022 @ 7pm





There is a haunting beauty to the music of Artemisia. Inspired by Appalachian folk harmonies, 80’s synth soundtracks, and ghosts, the trio features vocal harmonies that weave tightly together, shimmering above the polyrhythmic harp and soaring violin. A dreamy spaciousness fills their arrangements and wistful melodies linger long after the final note has faded.

The Oakland-based trio began as a duo when Selene Ross (vocals, ukulele, guitar, autoharp, dulcimer) and Alisa Rose (vocals, harp, guitar) met in the misty Berkeley Hills in 2018. They recorded a debut collection of songs in the Joshua Tree desert in early 2021, made possible by the gentle heart of Anthony Ferraro (Toro y Moi, Astronauts, etc.), and were joined in the summer of 2021 by Ariel Wang on violin.

This spring they celebrate the release of their debut EP.

Adrienne Shamszad

An Oakland, California native of Iranian heritage, Adrienne Shamszad sings revolutionary anthems, prayerful power ballads, blues, lullabies, and love songs in English and in Farsi. Her strong and soulful voice, expressive guitar work and bold performance style have made her a popular West Coast performer for over a decade.  

Her musical artistry is indeed something to behold. She is mystical, yet earthy. At one moment lofty, the next low-down. Adrienne’s poetry is intimate and genuine, inspired by the mystic Poets of Iran as much as the folk poet-songwriters of the 60s and 70s. She can transform a stage into a sacred place with the magic of her voice. Then, she sweeps you away on a musical journey through improvisation, folk melodies, Indian mantra, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and Iranian classics.