JEANNE MARIE BOES: Hard work breeds sweet fruits

29 11 2012

New music writing from Ignas Bautrenas!


“Someday I want to make my living just playing music,” Jeanne Marie Boes tells me. This young singer-songwriter from Astoria, Queens doesn’t doubt her upcoming success one bit. “Music is my life,” she says, “I go to sleep and wake up to it. For the last few years I’ve been taking every possible way to make it as a performer and I believe that hard work breeds sweet fruits.” There is not a sign of doubt in Jeanne’s voice and upon listening to her music performed live and on her records I must admit her confidence is well-deserved.

Jeanne on BalconyTV in 2012 – watch the video here

Jeanne grew up in a house where Frank Sinatra was played alongside Led Zeppelin, so her musical background is anything but one-sided. “My parents always listened to different kinds of music and I loved it. We had a piano in the house, so naturally I began tapping the keys and hearing the different sounds it made. I started playing the piano seriously at an early age and simply never stopped. Probably never will,” says Jeanne.

Jeanne’s latest video for “Answered Call”



happy (late) holidays + historical subway adventure THROWBACK!

29 12 2011


apologies for the radio silence – there have been so many changes/crazy happenings on the SNT homefront.. some very (very) sad, some very exciting – we are getting through. thanks to everyone for being part of the SNT family in 2011!

hopefully we’ll have a more formal year-end wrap up for you (IT’S ALMOST 2012!!!!111!11!1) BUT in the meantime – here’s hoping everyone had a wonderful holiday.

i wanted to take this opportunity to post about something i didn’t get the chance to when it happened – waaaay back in 2009 eric and i had an AWESOME historical adventure on a 1930s-era vintage train that ran in the NYC subway for the holiday season!


if you don’t believe me, watch the video below and see/read more after the jump! there was a friggin’ VINTAGE JAZZ BAND PLAYING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PACKED CAR AND EVERYONE WAS DANCINGGG!

you can see gothamist’s rolling coverage here (which is where i originally found out about the train), as well as the invite to this year’s dance party (organized by the levys’ unique new york) which has already sadly passed. DON’T MISS IT NEXT YEAR! the experience of being on that train in 2009 was something we won’t soon forget. music was by the fantastic vintage jazz band BABY SODA! i got absolutely obsessed with them after that train ride.. here’s some more quick videos of the awesomeness!