Clare Means’ latest album, Sidewalk Astronomy, debuted at #1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts and #66 on the main iTunes all genres charts. The album is a cohesive patchwork of musings on life in Los Angeles, love, forgiveness and the recent loss of her estranged father.
Clare made a name for herself as one of LA’s most popular street performers. She built a dedicated following by being one of very few to play almost exclusively original music. While most depend on covers to stop foot traffic, Clare learned to work on her songwriting craft and challenged herself to capture audiences using her own songs. In 2015 Clare began live streaming her performances on Periscope. She became one of Periscope’s most watched musicians and made it onto the trending list multiple times and gained over 100,000 followers on the app. Clare has now started live streaming on many other platforms including Twitch, Facebook, TikTok, Youtube and Instagram.
Clare’s story and adventures in busking and livestreaming are the focus of an award winning documentary called “The Street Performer” that will be officially released on her youtube channel in August 2022. You can catch the release show at the Hotel Cafe on August 6th at 8pm.
Clare has been featured in many blogs and magazines including Billboard, No Depression, Pitchfork, American Songwriter, PopMatters, Buzzbands LA, and Digital Music News and in the top selling books “How To Make It In The New Music Business” Editions 1 and 2. You also can hear many of the songs from Sidewalk Astronomy on various NPR stations across the country. Follow Clare on Spotify and social media so you don’t miss the new album arriving in early 2023! Read more about her at claremeans.com
About The Hotel Cafe
From a close-knit family of local singer songwriters, to well known icons opting for a more intimate setting, the Hotel Cafe has been celebrating the live music experience for over 20 years.
With early career performances from names like Adele, Katy Perry, The Lumineers, Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran, Sara Bareilles, Leon Bridges, Haim, Mumford and Sons, Lord Huron and many others, the venue has been labeled a break-out room for independent and burgeoning artists.
The venue itself is located in the Cahuenga Corridor in the center of Hollywood, CA. With a total capacity of 300 over performance rooms, the vibe is intimate, yet bustles with the artistic community that survives by it as much contributes to it. It is a genuine listening room, where the performance on stage takes precedent.
The Hotel Cafe is also more than just a music venue, however. It is an internationally-known entity whose name has top-lined tours and music festivals from coast to coast in the US, UK and Europe. But most importantly, the Hotel Cafe is a community of discovery. Whether musicians or music fans, all realize this carefully curated roster of talent is no aberration; it is consistent, cultured and begs attention. Everyone who sets foot in Hotel Cafe is part of something special.