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Runaway Dorothy, Stephanie Falcone

Thursday, July 2, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Runaway Dorothy, Stephanie Falcone

Runaway Dorothy
http://runawaydorothy.com/
Folk band Runaway Dorothy counts Roseanne Cash, Adam Duritz, Rob Thomas, and Ryan Adams as fans. The band has also been fortunate to have a very engaged fan base to support its latest album, The Wait. Runaway Dorothy’s sensibility is both rustic and refined, mining folk, country, and alt-country with a songs-first restraint as to leave ample space for the group’s captivating storyteller lyrics, mesmerizingly melancholy vocals, and achingly beautiful harmonies. The band has performed at SXSW (Runaway Dorothy played 11 shows in the 5 days they were in Austin), The Outlaw Roadshow during the CMJ music festival, and headlined the Red Room in Boston. They’ve been featured on Fox News, the popular video blog The Rock Office, and garnered accolades from PGH Music Mag.

The Wait marks the debut of the firm lineup of Butch Parnell (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Butch’s younger brother Brett “Bert” Parnell (electric guitar), Warren “Jiffy” Robbins (bass), Evan Mitchell (drums) and Kenji Shinagawa (electric guitar). The band plays with dynamic sensitivity: the players patiently let each song’s meticulous arrangement unfold in the center spotlight, and then contribute motifs to enhance the mood. The band developed its sympathetic chemistry through grinding it out playing live on NYC subway platforms. “It was like boot camp for becoming a cohesive group,” Butch explains. “Can we sound good as a unit when it’s so loud down there?”

Currently, the band is further exploring its creative synchronicity by sharing in songwriting for Runaway Dorothy. Butch is eager to record the third album with this expanded pool of songwriting talent. Reminiscing back on the time leading up to The Wait he says: “You know, I started off singing Counting Crows cover songs at open mic nights. It was so special when Adam Duritz mentioned our band in an interview. It’s just amazing to me all of this that has happened.”


Stephanie Falcone
www.stephaniefalcone.com
Stephanie Falcone is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter. She grew up just outside of Washington, D.C. in Potomac, Maryland where she and her six siblings learned to play instruments at a young age. She moved to Nashville on a whim in 2009 as a transfer student at Vanderbilt University, where she decided to bring a guitar that her mom had given her. Inspired by the Nashville music scene, she quickly started learning guitar, writing songs and performing them around Nashville. Stephanie released a 5-song EP called “What Are You Waiting For” on iTunes in the fall of 2014. Her musical influences include Michelle Branch, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, and Sara Evans. She’s also inspired by the majority of singer/songwriters from the 70s, including Carole King, James Taylor and Billy Joel.

Cost: $10 adv/ $12 door

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Blu Cedar - Live in the Coffeehouse

Friday, June 26, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Blu Cedar - Live in the Coffeehouse

Free show on the main level of the coffeehouse!

Blu Cedar is an exciting up and coming Indie Folk duo! Members Michelle Lockey and Nathan Nasby joined forces after working together on a couple of songs for a weekly songwriting contest. They decided that they sounded really great together, had great chemistry and decided to form Blu Cedar!

Blu Cedar’s sound is similar to Us the Duo, Head and the Heart, Jason Mraz/Colbie Calliet, Rosi Galan/William Fitzsimmons.  Mix in a little Lumineers, Joshua Radin, Ingrid Michaelson, Erin McCarley, and Matt Nathanson, and you get Blu Cedar’s smooth Indie Folk vocal blends that everyone will be singing to!

Cost: Free

For more information, visit http://www.blucedar.com/


Angela Sheik with Victoria Vox

Thursday, June 25, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Angela Sheik

2011-2012 BOSS US National Loop Champion Angela Sheik is a fierce vocal- and multi-instrumentalist who wows audiences with her fast effects pedal footwork and mischievous smile. She builds her own virtual backup band using rhythmic harmonies, beatbox rhythms, a looper pedal, and a collection of unusual instruments (including autoharp, theremin, and flute). This, combined with soulful, memorable, gut-felt melodies, blends into an electronic-infused, folk-pop style reminiscent of Imogen Heap.

Cost: $10

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For more information, visit http://www.angelasheik.com/HOME.html


with Victoria Vox

Website: http://www.victoriavox.com/

Victoria Vox earned a degree in songwriting from the Berklee College of Music (2001), mostly accompanying her songs with guitar. But then a friend and blues artist gave her a ukulele. The small, four-stringed instrument proved to be the unexpected, but welcomed vehicle to showcase the upbeat, rhythmic drive characteristic of her music.

Vox – a one-woman show with ukulele, bass and loop pedals, and her signature “mouth trumpet” (featured on the Jay Leno Show) – delivers a full band sound. Her heartfelt ballads and charisma captivate audiences around the globe, including sold-out shows in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, Canada, and across the USA.


Grace Fuisz - Live in the Coffeehouse

Saturday, June 13, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Grace Fuisz - Live in the Coffeehouse

Grace Fuisz is a jazzy alternative singer-songwriter from Washington, D.C.. In December, 2014, Grace released her first EP, Incompatible.
In 2014, Grace was honored to win the American Songwriting Awards Teen Category for her song “Inishbofin.”

Cost: Free

For more information, visit http://gracefuisz.com/


Somerton - Live in the Coffeehouse

Thursday, June 4, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Somerton  - Live in the Coffeehouse

Somerton is an acoustic duo from Rochester, New York. These two musicians started playing together in their freshman dorm rooms and never stopped. Playing in coffee shops around rochester with other friends and eventually falling into their own project together. Ahren and Becca started writing together shortly after and creating a sound that mixed both of their influences into a sound of their own. Drawing from influences such as Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, Daft Punk, Eric Hutchinson,Andy Grammer, Alex and Sierra, Sara Bareilles and many more, they have achieved a laid back pop sound that also mixes some rock back beats to round out their unique sound. With songs that can be taken from just the two of them in a coffee shop to on a stage with a full band they have a writing style that is able to be adapted to any venue.

Cost: Free

For more information, visit http://www.somertonmusic.com/


Carolyn Crysdale (full band) with The Tyler Pearce Project and Emily Long

Friday, June 19, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Carolyn Crysdale (full band)

Carolyn has always had a strong love for music. Starting at the age of 16, she began to channel her years of experience in choir, voice lessons, musical theater, and band into the passion of performing as a singer/songwriter. Since then, she has performed internationally at venues including Queen’s Pub and Apple Annies Coffee in Ontario, Canada, and The Basement in Sydney, Australia. She has written over 30 songs, and her songwriting has been acclaimed as “on par with artists who are working with well-known record labels.” In the past year and a half, she has brought her passion to Washington DC and become deeply involved in the local music scene. She can been seen at such local hotspots as IOTA, Ebenezers Coffeehouse, The Dunes, Galaxy Hut, Treehouse Lounge, the 16th Street Music House and Buzz Bakery. She has been featured on the Music Still Happens Here: Volume 2 compilation album of DC artists

Cost: $10

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For more information, visit http://carolyncrysdale.bandcamp.com


with The Tyler Pearce Project and Emily Long

The Tyler Pearce Project
The Tyler Pearce Project brings an acoustic/indie/soul sound whether in solo, duo or band format. The project stemmed from singer-songwriter, Tyler Pearce who brings soul and power in her honest voice and a full band sound that has been compared to Citizen Cope, Hozier and the John Mayer Trio. Tyler recently won a NY singer-songwriter competition and the band has shared bills with Kevin Kinsella, Mochester and Grammy-nominee Mike Brown. Most recently, TPP released two live music videos and is currently recording their second EP with the full band. Tyler will be traveling as a duo with drummer Shawn Drogan, of The Manhattan Project for the Summer Soul Tour 2015.
http://soundcloud.com/tylerpearceproject

Emily Long
Emily Long is a singer/songwriter from Lancaster, PA. Her powerful vocals are reminiscent of Stevie Nicks, while her dynamic melodies and sincere lyrics have been compared to those of artists like Brandi Carlile and Sara Bareilles. Emily’s first release, Extended Play, boasts a sophisticated blend of indie pop and alternative folk that is all her own. Her track “Mama Told Me” was recently announced as a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition.
http://www.emilylongmusic.com/music/


Josh Harty - Live in the Coffeehouse

Saturday, June 6, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM · Add to Calendar

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Josh Harty - Live in the Coffeehouse

Touring across continents, Josh Harty’s unique blend of American music has become a must-hear for those who keep the tradition of country, blues and folk close to their hearts. Born and raised on the plains of North Dakota, Josh has continued the old family tradition of playing guitar. His father, both a preacher, and the Police Chief of their small town, was also Harty’s music mentor.

“An honest voice and fingers that seem to catch fire!” -Atlanta Music Guide

“There is a dignity to this music making that leaves us feeling enriched for the experience. . . “
-No Depression

Cost: Free

For more information, visit http://www.joshharty.com/


Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Heather Mae, Joy Ike

Friday, June 12, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Heather Mae, Joy Ike

Danielle Ate the Sandwich
Danielle Ate the Sandwich is the stage name of the indie-folk, ukulele player and songwriter, Danielle Anderson. Her music career began modestly at open mic nights in Fort Collins, Colorado, and was unexpectedly jumpstarted by the popularity of her homemade YouTube videos, that showcase her songs and silly personality. The true power of Danielle Ate the Sandwich, however, is her ability to sing stories both grand and small, with sweet vocals and thoughtful, honest lyrics. Danielle Ate the Sandwich has been touring nationally since 2009, cultivating a loyal and dedicated fan base, affectionately referred to as ‘Fanwiches.’

Danielle Ate the Sandwich has shared the stage and collaborated with acts such as Pomplamoose, Leo Kottke, Mumford & Sons & Suzanne Vega. She has released five independent albums, receiving praise from fans of all ages. Her latest release, “The Drawing Back of Curtains” serves as the soundtrack to the HBO documentary film “Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson.” Danielle currently tours the United States year round and is happily based in Fort Collins, Colorado.


Heather Mae
Heather Mae has never been okay with being just average. Growing up outside of DC, the youngest of four, she was a fiery redhead. While most of her peers were partying on the weekends, Heather Mae was happily situated in front of her father’s record player listening to the voices that came before her and that would eventually inspire her to turn music into a full-time career.

Her obsession with music began with Elton John. She remembers driving home from the grocery store, her Dad’s fingers drumming on the steering wheel, his voice calling out to her from the driver seat: “Listen to this part right here…can you feel that?”. Her answer? Always yes. Etta James and Billie Holiday for rainy days, Janis Joplin and Missy Higgins for driving with the windows down, Bonnie Raitt and Lauryn Hill for days when she needed a little bit of soul. It was these female vocalists that raised her to be the powerhouse, pop-centric with soul, bombastic vocalist that she is today. They were her teachers. Music was her school. Through their songs, struggles, and talents, they ignited a curiosity to understand the magic of music, performance, and connection.


Joy Ike
Born to Nigerian immigrants, independent artist Joy Ike’s music, voice, and writing has drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones, and Fiona Apple. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing. Leaving her career as a publicist in 2008, Ike has since played hundreds of shows across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest. She has had the opportunity to share the stage and open for Jeffrey Gaines, Denison Whitmer, Deas Vail, Butterfly Boucher, Serena Ryder, Dwele, Chrisette Michele, Tyrone Wells, Najee, Allen Toussaint, and Ken Whitely & The Levy Sisters to name a few.In her 3rd full-length album, All or Nothing, Joy Ike offers her most realized work yet - 10 songs about giving up everything you have in exchange for everything you need. An album of love songs. Not yet a veteran, but more than a newcomer, Ike is and always has been an anomaly. As a singer/songwriter who purposefully refuses to be pigeon-holed into any one specific genre, Ike’s path has consistently taken an “anywhere for anyone” approach playing for intimate audiences in coffeehouse, Universities, house concerts, churches, and small theater settings. A write-up on NPR’s All Things Considered says “The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop…a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small.” A recent segment on NPR’s World Cafe (December 2013) featured Ike as one of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s up-and-coming artists.

Cost: $10 adv/$12 door

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Annalise Emerick, Brian Dunne, KaiL Baxley

Thursday, June 18, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Annalise Emerick, Brian Dunne, KaiL Baxley

Annalise Emerick
www.AnnaliseEmerick.com

Brian Dunne
http://www.briandunnemusic.net/

KaiL Baxley
http://www.kailbaxley.com/

Cost: $10

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*Cancelled*: Rissi Palmer with Amy Andrews

Thursday, May 28, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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*Cancelled*: Rissi Palmer with Amy Andrews

***We are sad to announce that, due to circumstances out of our control, tonight’s Rissi Palmer & Bess McCrary w/ Amy Andrews concert has been cancelled. We’re refunding all pre-sales and hoping to reschedule this show soon, possibly in July.***

Rissi Palmer
http://www.rissipalmermusic.com/home

*Cancelled*: Bess McCrary
http://www.bessmccrary.com/

Amy Andrews
http://www.amyandrewsmusic.com/

Cost: Cancelled


Neal Carpenter with Lauren Fulbright

Saturday, May 30, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM · Add to Calendar

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Neal Carpenter

My new album, “Good Guys” might have my name on the cover, but it’s actually a story that involves a lot of awesome people who made it possible. I moved to Nashville in 2007 to be an artist and ended up spending more time than I’d like to admit parking cars at a hotel. I played on the weekends, but I didn’t have the courage to really give all of myself to it. I talked a lot, but did little. Two years after my arrival I decided I needed to pack up and move on. In an effort to minimize regrets I handed a demo to a publisher whose phone number I’d had since moving to Nashville. To my absolute shock, he called and wanted me to come play for the head of the publishing company. On a Friday morning at 9am I walked into the office of a man I’d only read about. He puffed a Cuban cigar and asked me to get out my guitar. Three songs later he removed the cigar from his mouth and said, “Would you like to write songs for a living? Why don’t we go down the hall and start working on a contract.” I called my boss at the hotel and said I wouldn’t be coming to work anymore.

I spent the next four years getting to write with some of my favorite artists and songwriting heroes. People like Tom Douglas, Don Schlitz, Emerson Hart, David Mead, Jim Lauderdale, Kim Richey and Stephen Kellogg. I wrote hundreds of songs, had a few in the running for major label albums, heard Alison Krauss sing background vocals on a song I wrote, heard the word “no” more than I’d prefer, got to record with some of the most incredible musicians alive, and generally lived a fantasy life that I’d only dreamed about. Deep down though, I wanted to be out singing the songs myself.

In October of 2013 a bunch of friends and fans decided they’d like to be part of that. Thanks to them, I was able to make an album with my friends Todd Lombardo(producer), Evan Hutchings(drums), Adam Gardner(bass), Court Clement(guitar), Andy Hunt(engineer), Angel Snow(vocals), Molly Parden(vocals) and some guy named Jerry Douglas.

My new record, “Good Guys” is the culmination of a 4 year stint of getting to write for some of Nashville’s best music publishing houses, but marks a departure to more personal subject matter than Music Row sometimes allows. Music Row taught me incredible lessons about the craft and discipline of trying to write great songs, but after a while I think I lost my own voice in an effort to please only the marketplace. “Good Guys” is all about re-discovering who I am as an artist and taking chances thematically and musically I didn’t have the courage to until now. My only goal for the last year has been to do things I’m afraid of doing.

“Good Guys” is the story of my life since moving to Nashville. On October 1, 2014 the rest of the world will hear it. Here’s to all of you who have made the journey to here an amazing one. - Neal

Cost: $10 adv / $12 door

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For more information, visit http://nealcarpenter.net/


with Lauren Fulbright

Lauren FulbrightWebsite: http://www.reverbnation.com/laurenfulbright

The solitude of the open road, loves lost and the harsh beauty of the Texas sun – these are just a few themes listeners will find in the songs of Lauren Fulbright.

Whether writing from the dimly lit interior of a British pub or driving the dusty back roads of the American Southwest, Lauren has long used music as a means to capture and understand the world around her.

Lauren lives in the Washington, D.C. area. She is currently working with multiple Grammy-award winning engineer Jim Robeson at Bias Studios in Springfield, Virginia.


Kids’ Music: Rainbow Rock Band

Saturday, June 6, 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM · Add to Calendar

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Kids’ Music: Rainbow Rock Band

Get ready to rock the rainbow! The Rainbow Lady (Kate Moran), joined by some of her friends, Guitarmony Gus (Derek Evry), Sgt. Bam Sam (Sam Carolla), Captain Toe Tappin (Kevin de Souza), Princess Fiddlesticks (Lynn Rovelli), Bassious Berry (Matt Berry) or Prince Pop & Walk (Ryan Walker), will entertain your little ones with a combination of classic and original children’s songs. These talented tunesters will keep you bopping in your socks until you just can’t rock anymore! Inside the box of fun, tambourines, shakers, and more are always on hand for your little one to join in the fun, and, if they are feeling like completing their rock star appearance, they can get a nice little temporary Rainbow tattoo from, none other than, Pattycake Patty (Patty Moran) or the lovely Rockin Rox Anna (Anna Goist)!! Are you ready to rock the rainbow?

Suggested age range: Infant to 8 yr olds.

Cost: $6 adv/$8 door (everyone 1 year and older)

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For more information, visit http://www.rainbowrockband.com/


The 9 Singer-Songwriter Series

Friday, June 5, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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The 9 Singer-Songwriter Series

Every first Friday of the month, The 9 Songwriter Series plays at Ebenezers Coffeehouse! Each show features 9 musicians performing and collaborating together. This month’s lineup includes:

Justin Trawick
Zia Hassan
Cash & Earle
Brandon Walker
Wes Tucker
Andres Gallego
Zach Parkman
Flo Anito
Jasmine Gillison

Founded in 2008 by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, “The 9 Songwriter Series” is a touring songwriter collective and live show based in Washington, DC. The show was created with the idea of nine artists getting together and combining their talents in order to play in nicer clubs and to larger amounts of people. Each installment features nine solo singer/songwriters performing together in a unique and captivating format, telling stories, and often sitting in each each other and making up music on the spot.  Where else can you hear almost 30 songs from nine different artists in one evening and often for only $10? To date, over 300 different artists have participated in “The 9”, at shows in DC, Baltimore, Annapolis, Philadelphia, New York, Fairfield, Boston, Richmond, Charlottesville, Charlotte, Atlanta, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Follow and Like “The 9” at www.facebook.com/wearethe9 and www.twitter.com/wearethe9 or go to www.wearethe9.com

Cost: $10

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For more information, visit www.facebook.com/wearethe9