The two members of electronica outfit Chance's End, based in San Francisco, will be the first to admit that electronic music is the last thing you would expect to be heard from a folk singer and a classical violinist. Vocalist Emily Zisman's folk-rooted melodies are awash in Americana, while Ryan Avery's violin seeps into every crevice. But throwing both of them in a room together is like putting Ani DiFranco and Groove Armada into a washing machine set on spin cycle – you get some convoluted metaphor that results in good music.
Chance's End are currently recording and releasing digital singles through their website www.chancesend.com. They play shows throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and occasionally tour regionally along the western US coast. Lead singer Emily Zisman also maintains a solo singer/songwriter outlet for her folk music at www.emilyzisman.com.
The music of Chance's End is like putting Ani DiFranco and Groove Armada into a washing machine set on spin cycle
Chance's End was formed in 2001 by Ryan as an outlet for fusing solo acoustic violin over his love of downtempo electronica. Some time in 2008, Ryan and Emily met at a crowded blues bar where they were playing on a shared bill. Over the next two years, they built a musical understanding by collaborating on eachother's tracks. It became apparent that a musical partnership was solidifying, so in 2010 Emily joined Chance's End as frontwoman and lead singer.
Though San Francisco's eclictic melting pot tends to make odd-couple musical duos a cliche, the music of Chance's End is anything but.