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Pavel Urkiza - Live in the Coffeehouse

Saturday, August 22, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Pavel Urkiza  - Live in the Coffeehouse

Pavel Urkiza is internationally-know Cuban musician, composer, producer, and arranger of great sensitivity and connection to world musical cultures.  His profound respect and understanding of Cuba’s rich musicological ancestry, in combination with 22 years of musical life and experience in the Iberian Peninsula result in a truly unique style that offers a vast spectrum of rhythms, harmonies, melodies and lyrics.  The Afro-Cuban-Spanish flavor is evident in his guitar playing and vocals. A Caribbean-Mediterranean way of playing with a singular Cuban swing.  Among the rhythms he has inherited and others he has spearheaded are: Filin progresivo, Guaguancó-Flamenco, Spanish Tango with “Son”, Bolero Filin, Bomba-Makuta, Timba-Funk, Chacha-Blues, Trova-Jazz, and more.

One guitar, one voice, many colors. MIM: música iberoamericana del mundo.  (Ibero-american world music)

Cost: Free

For more information, visit www.pavelurkiza.com


Tiffany Thompson

Friday, August 21, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Tiffany Thompson

Music is a bridge-builder, moment-maker and voice-giver.  As a songwriter, singer and producer, Tiffany Thompson creates true, beautiful music that finds a fresh way to say: “I love you,” “you can do it,” and “together, we’ll make it through.” Whether a song for a pop record, a track for wedding video or a cleaning company commercial jingle, Tiffany loves collaborating to create music that moves you.

In summer 2014, Tiffany moved to Nashville, TN to focus on songwriting and immerse herself in that creative community. She has written with friends like Brooke Waggoner, Jenn Bostic, Seth Philpot, Sarin K., Sarah Conant, Phil Danyew, Seabird, Josiah Rosen, Kipp Williams, Shuree Rivera, Todd Wright, Paul Mabry, Paul Duncan, Quinn Erwin, Kelsey K. and many more.

Cost: TBD

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


John Roy Zat - Live in the Coffeehouse

Sunday, June 28, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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John Roy Zat - Live in the Coffeehouse

John Roy Zat is a San Francisco based singer, songwriter, fiddler and guitar picker with a few miles on his chassis and a lot of this world traveled. His work has garnered the attention of, and been recorded by, music legend Kate Wolf, by Banish Misfortune, Caroline Herring, and others. “His lyrics are stunning and his rich vocals bring life to each song, taking us on a journey . . . This man has honed his craft to a fine edge and it shows in his work.” Indie Showcase.

With Appalachian influences, Cajun, dust bowl, and a dash of rockabilly, “JRZ comes from a long line of American singer-songwriters who occupy that space between traditional country and folk music.” Leichester Bangs Think Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons, John Prine, Jessie Winchester - you get the idea.

Cost: Free

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


Shawn Taylor - Live in the Coffeehouse

Saturday, August 8, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Shawn Taylor - Live in the Coffeehouse

With a thumping thumb, dancing fingers, wailing harp, deep gritty soul stirring vocals and poetic blue collar lyrics, Taylor’s songs ooze American roots. His voice has been compared to Tom Waites, Ray Lamontagne, Bruce Springsteen and Chris Smither. His original songs draw from the deep Americana musical well and his lyrics are colored by the experiences of his own working class wandering roots.

He’s been an oysterman, carpenter, hitchhiker, homeowner, father, husband, and ‘thru-hiker’ of the Appalachian Trail, the Long Trail and the John Muir Trail. He’s won awards for his short prose stories and been a finalist in several competative songwriter open mikes, including the Towne Crier in Pawling, NY, which he won. 

He plays venues from New England to Nashville, such as the Bluebird Cafe, and has shared the stage with acts such as, Maria Muldaur and Vance Gilbert. He also leads the ever evolving New England based Wandering Roots band.

He has released three solo CD’s, “Wandering Roots,” “Free,” and “Home.” Home” has aired on international folk radio from Japan, to Europe to WFUV in NY. He maintains a busy playing schedule, making 200+ apearances a year and is curentlty writing towards the next recording project…

Has shared the stage with…
* Maria Muldaur
* Vance Gilbert
* Amy Speace
* Scott Ainslie
* Kevin So
* Pat Wictor
* David Jacobs-Strain
* Danielle Miraglia
* Garnet Rodgers
* Abbie Gardner
* Michael Ronstadt

Cost: Free

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


Closer to Home (duo Mike Herz & Emily Barnes) - Live in the Coffeehouse

Saturday, August 1, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Closer to Home (duo Mike Herz & Emily Barnes) - Live in the Coffeehouse

Closer to Home is the contemporary folk duo of singer-songwriters Mike Herz & Emily Barnes based out of northwest, New Jersey. These two artists combine heartfelt harmonies, penetrating songwriting and a natural artistic chemistry that makes for a captivating live show. The union of Herz’s rich vocals with Barnes’mesmering voice creates an inimitable sound and style that is turning heads. Combined they have hours of original material, from tear jerking love songs to foot stomping anthems. Closer to Home is a new force to be reckoned with on the indie music scene.

Cost: Free

For more information, visit http://mikeherzmusic.com/closer-to-home


Passerine, Notes from the Underground

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

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Passerine, Notes from the Underground

Passerine
http://passerinemusic.net/passerine/
Passerine’s distinctive sound combines vocal harmonies, the crisp rhythms of an acoustic guitar, the haunting voices of the fiddle and dobro (resonator slide guitar), the resonant lows of an acoustic bass. With inventive vocal harmonies and song-writing, supported by the sounds of acoustic strings, Passerine offers a fresh take on traditional folk and bluegrass music as well as a repertoire of original songs that range from sweet ballads to the edgier side of contemporary Americana.
They were voted “Band of the Year” at the very diverse Deland Original Music Festival in 2012, and took home an award for “song of the year” in 2011. This year, Passerine was among three bands voted “Best of Local Bands” by the readers of SRQ Magazine

Notes from the Underground
http://www.notesundergroundband.com/
The DC-based Newgrass trio Notes from the Underground performs innovative acoustic folk music drawing on Bluegrass, Jazz, Irish and Old-Time traditions.

Cost: $10 adv / $12 door

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Athron McCann - Live in the Coffeehouse

Friday, July 31, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM · Add to Calendar

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Athron McCann - Live in the Coffeehouse

Softly woven acoustic-based tunes combined with raw lyrics, smooth melodies and layered with a thick vocal presence, Athron’s music combines a rich blend of emotive sounds to guarantee satisfaction for the senses.

Cost: Free

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


Rivers - Live in the Coffeehouse

Saturday, July 25, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Rivers - Live in the Coffeehouse

Rivers is a Harrisburg-area, all-acoustic trio consisting of lead guitarist/banjoist/vocalist, Vincent Yarnell, percussionist/vocalist, Matt Sinkovitz, and upright bassist/vocalis,t Joe Schaefer. Whether playing large venues, or out on the street, this group changes-it-up and throws-it-down with surprising sound and song. Indie meet folk, folk meet pop and pop meet Rivers.

Cost: Free

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


Musica Feminista Showcase

Friday, July 24, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Musica Feminista Showcase

Musica Feminista is a new group of like-minded musicians, music teachers, music lovers and music business people who believe that a vibrant musical culture must include diverse voices. The emerging artist showcase series will nurture up and coming female talent, giving women a supportive and appreciative venue in which to gain experience as performers, band leaders and band mangers, and will help female musicians become the confident, skilled performing women of tomorrow’s music scene.

Cost: $10

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For more information, visit http://www.musicafeminista.org/


The Bergamot, Lucas Carpenter, Jesse Lafser

Thursday, July 16, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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The Bergamot, Lucas Carpenter, Jesse Lafser

The Bergamot
http://www.thebergamot.com/
Winners of the 2012 Bud Light Battle of the Bands, Brooklyn based husband wife duo Jillian Speece and Nathaniel Paul Hoff are the songwriters behind this vibrant indie folk-rock sound.

The Bergamot’s uplifting songs are powered by unbreakable harmonies with seamless songwriting adeptness that combines a story of both the joys and heartaches of life. Jillian and Nathaniel met in high school in their hometown of South Bend, Indiana in 2003; they have since released three albums and toured extensively across North America and Europe.

Drawing upon influences such as Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, The Dave Matthews Band and Bob Dylan. The Bergamot writes songs that are uplifting, catchy, and enchanting. Jillian’s velvety alto voice blends seamlessly with Nathaniel’s ethereal vocals creating dynamic harmonies that are apart of their signature sound.

Speece and Hoff have an amazing gift for writing poignant songs based upon personal experiences with a relatable and emotional immediacy. Their performances are high energy, infectious, and have turned first-time listeners into instant fans. The Bergamot bridges the gap between artist and audience by engaging them on a personal level though-out the performance.

They have opened up for artist such as All American Rejects, Young The Giant, and Wiz Kalifa. The Bergamot has performed at SXSW, Taste of Chicago, The Traverse City Film Festival, and Bud Lights Port Paradise Music Festival located in the Bahamas. The Bergamot has graced the pages of Icon Magazine, BuzzFeed, The Chicago Tribune, CMJ, Skope Magazine, WGN Chicago, CBS, HGTV and NPR.

The Bergamot will release their highly anticipated new record TONES Spring of 2015.


Lucas Carpenter
www.lucascarpenter.com
Crossing state lines with guitars, looping pedals, and all manner of percussive instrument in tow, Lucas Carpenter is a modern pop troubadour. With a beat heavy and melody rich sound that borrows from his love of folk songcraft, the colorfulness of pop, Nashville storytelling, and hip electronic production values, LC is remixing what it means to be a singer-songwriter.

Born into a tightly knit, small town community in Pennsylvania, he is the son of a funeral director and the much loved black sheep of a large family. A self-proclaimed “Art Kid From the Country”, Lucas began his creative journey in musical theater productions, choirs, and garage bands before moving first to Pittsburgh, then to Boston to attend the Berklee College of Music (’06 Songwriting graduate), to Philadelphia for 3 years, then to New York City. Eventually “Music City” beckoned, landing him in Nashville, TN, where he currently resides when not on the road. His songs are colorful sonic tapestries, contrasting the mundane and often comic reality of life in rural America against the cultural diversity and fast pace of the cities he’s called home.

Since releasing the “Art Kids From the Country” EP 6 years ago, Lucas has played over 500 shows, sold over 5,500 albums and digital downloads completely independently, plus created “The Pixelated Path” (2008) and “Evolution/Mystery” (2010), his most ambitious work to date. Both EP’s, produced with Los Angeles based friend and producer David Bowick, venture into new sonic territory, combining beats generated from samples of office equipment, classic synthesizer sounds, beatboxing, and even a desk chair rolling across the floor, with organic instrumentation that included fretless guitar, Irish tin whistles, nyckelharpa (Swedish keyed fiddle), and toy pianos.

Currently, Lucas is on the road, sharing his high octane, electro-acoustic show with fans across the country. As a songwriter, a storyteller, a producer, and a performer Lucas Carpenter offers a new vision for the modern pop artist.


Jesse Lafser
http://www.jesselafser.com/
Jesse Lafser is a singer-songwriter named after a Thomas Hart Benton painting of a woman playing the guitar. Originally from St. Louis, MO, her musical style is inspired by the blues and ragtime sounds native to the port city - Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Elizabeth Cotten, and more. There is, however, another side to her style that evokes the acoustic folk and roots music Lafser was raised on: she cites Gillian Welch, Bob Dylan, Roger Miller, Kris Kristofferson, and other great songwriting icons as influences.

She is a prolific songwriter and a talented instrumentalist - her stellar finger-picking and clear voice have landed her spots sharing the stage with artists like Steve Earle, Will Kimbrough, Robert Ellis, John Fullbright, Sarah Jarosz, Bobby Bare, Jr., and many more. American Songwriter magazine said of her 2012 debut Land in Sight, “Her ability to tell a story is remarkable.”

Raised On the Plains (April 2015) beautifully showcases Lafser’s hybrid blend of blues and folk, and was heavily influenced by her travels in the southwest. The album features some of Nashville’s favorite session players - Jeremy Fetzer (Steelism, Andrew Combs), Evan Hutchings (Brandi Carlile, Sara Watkins, Escondido), Justin Moses (Ricky Skaggs, Sierra Hull), and more - as well as special guests Will Kimbrough and SHEL.

Cost: $10 adv/$12 door

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Anna May (duo) - Live in the Coffeehouse

Saturday, July 11, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Anna May (duo) - Live in the Coffeehouse

The Anna May Acoustic Duo is traditional folk with a flavor of jazz and an Americana twist. Anna May is a twenty one year old singer and songwriter from New London, Connecticut. She shares the stage with her father, Vince Thompson, for a cross-genre escapade through heartbreak, nostalgia, and adventure. Anna’s original music is inspired by the people in her life and their stories, the places she has traveled to, and the coastal town where she grew up. Anna is influenced by the likes of Neil Young, Madeleine Peyroux, and Natalie Merchant, and covers everyone from Cher to Cab Calloway.

Cost: Free

For more information, visit Facebook.com/AnnaMayFolk


Kenny George Band, Zia Hassan, Rorie

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

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Kenny George Band, Zia Hassan, Rorie

Kenny George Band
www.kennygeorgeband.com
Since 2007, KGB has been building a reputation in the Southeastern United States playing all-manner of venues and arrangements—offering the full, intricate sound of a five-piece or stripping down to a duo or trio for more intimate settings. Led by singer-songwriter-guitarist Kenny George, the group is rooted in country, but deeply delves into rock and folk. “Think The Dirty Guv’nahs meets the throwback Southern sound of Whiskeytown,” George describes.

The core of KGB has been crafting a heartfelt and melodic blend of country, folk and Southern rock since 2007. The attention-grabbing sound is driven by Kenny George’s gritty vocals and the twangy pedal steel of band member Center Ely. Known in places they’ve been for that genuine sound, KGB (who are not spies for the Soviet Union) bring passion to the stage and their recordings—as evident on their 7-Track critically acclaimed self released debut EP “Gunshy.”

As the band has expanded its geographic reach and Gunshy is heard on more-and-more radio stations in the Southeast, the Aiken SC-based group has grown in popularity and has been asked to open for major acts including Montgomery Gentry, American Aquarium, Whitey Morgan, Will Hoge, and Eric Paslay. In January 2014 the band won a songwriting contest whose prize was an invite to Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Studio. The band spent several days in the studio and the resultant recordings from those sessions will form the basis of KGB’s next release in the Fall of 2015.

Zia Hassan
http://ziahassan.com/
Zia Hassan is a storyteller. He likes to ask questions and seek honest answers from (and about) a vast array of subjects, such as love, neuroscience, solar particles, consciousness, dark matter, and surrogate motherhood.

This passion of his is the catalyst for his music, as well as multiple other creative projects including a podcast series, short films, photography, insightful blog posts, and more.

He’s a guy who keeps a pen and paper on him at all times just to make sure a new idea doesn’t get away. It’s his observation skills coupled with a genuine sense of childlike wonder that brings Zia’s music and other creative endeavors to life.

Rorie
http://www.roriemusic.com/
Rorie is a singer-songwriter, crafting music that tells stories of both heartache and hope. She released her EP, ‘This Time,’ in July, 2014, and a single, “Restore,” in May 2015. “Restore” was funded by 98 Kickstarter backers, and the song is now being sold to raise funds for anti-human trafficking organizations. Rorie is currently playing shows and writing as much as possible, with the hopes that you will find a part of the story you love and connect to.

Cost: $10 adv/$12 door

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The 9 Singer-Songwriter Series

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

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The 9 Singer-Songwriter Series

Founded in 2008 by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, “The 9 Songwriter Series” is a touring live music event 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 in rotation and often sitting in with each other, providing audiences with a rich, intimate, varied listening experience. Where else can you hear almost 30 songs from nine different artists for only $10? To date, over 60 different artists have participated in “The 9”, at events in DC, Arlington, Bethesda, Baltimore, Annapolis, New York City, Richmond, Charlottesville, Charlotte, and Philadelphia.

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

Cost: $10

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