Blu Cedar - Live in the Coffeehouse
Friday, June 26, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM · Add to Calendar
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!
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
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.
For more information, visit http://www.angelasheik.com/HOME.html
with Victoria Vox
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
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.”
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Josh Harty - Live in the Coffeehouse
Saturday, June 6, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM · Add to Calendar
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. . . “
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
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 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.
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
Annalise Emerick, Brian Dunne, KaiL Baxley
Thursday, June 18, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar
Rissi Palmer and Bess McCrary with Amy Andrews
Thursday, May 28, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar
Cost: $10 adv/ $12 door
Neal Carpenter with Lauren Fulbright
Saturday, May 30, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM · Add to Calendar
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
For more information, visit http://nealcarpenter.net/
with Lauren Fulbright
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
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)
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
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:
Cash & Earle
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.
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