Pinecone Sessions is a community led initiative to promote homegrown art, music and culture. With 'Do It Yourself and Do It Together' as the principal force, we aim to bring artists and patrons together to promote the independent and the indigenous. Essentially sit-down intimate sessions, these shows run with a smaller/ stripped down setup and a more up-close and personal setting with the artists.
Ramya Pothuri is a 21 year old singer-songwriter. After living and performing in St. Louis, MO for 10 years, she moved to Hyderabad, India, where she became an avid performer in the city's hotel and restaurant circuit, including a 6 month stint at the Trident Hotel. A seasoned singer and finger-style guitarist, with an expansive repertoire, she is currently based in Mumbai. Since moving, she began writing and performing her own material and has since performed at venues and festivals such as the NCPA, Blue Frog, Cafe Zoe, Todi Mill Social, New Wave Asia, Control Alt Delete 10, Sofar, as well as The Lil Flea, and The Little Gig Escape in Murud. She released her first independent EP of original music, titled "We Never Left" on August 24th 2016 and promoted it through her venture "The Living Room Tour", a series of house gigs around Mumbai organised by herself and Ronit Sarkar. In 2017, she completed a completely DIY tour of Sri Lanka, titled "The Quick And Dirty Tour", along with 5 other artists.
Singer/ Songwriter Omkar Potdar has been writing his own tunes for a few years now. These tunes are a culmination of experiences and incidents put into simple melodies and words that make his music very easy to relate to. After touring Europe with his band Studmuffin as a bass guitarist, he decided to start his solo endeavor with Flying Shoe. You can follow him on the links below.
The single "Paperboats" was featured on Prime TV Goa for their special show on World Music Day 2016.