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Davis Bradley Duo - Live in the Coffeehouse

Saturday, July 19, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM · Add to Calendar

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Davis Bradley Duo - Live in the Coffeehouse

Kathy Davis & Bradley Bishop have teamed up to present a one of a kind musical experience which is exciting, entertaining, and offers something for everyone! The innovative duo has drawn from their individual bluegrass, old time, and swing influences, to create something magical, while remaining true to the roots of the music they love. Fans can expect to hear fresh renditions of the classics as well as several original compositions. This dynamic song mix has helped to extend their combined reach, holding the door wide open to welcome those in search of something new and unique!

Kathy Davis performs on mandolin, guitar, and bass while lending smooth lead and harmony vocals to the duo. Kathy grew up in the small town of Short Gap, WV and currently resides in Linden, VA with her family. Music has always been a part her life. Her father was the first to influence her music when she was very young. Kathy got her start performing with her family’s band for several years. During this time she embraced every opportunity to connect to the audience through sharing the love of music from deep within her. She is passionate about her music which stands out in her smooth singing and innovative mandolin playing.


Brad Bishop entertains audiences on the banjo, guitar, bass, harmonica, clawhammer banjo, and adds lead and harmony vocals to the duo. He makes his home in Louisa, VA. Music has always been a passion in his life. Brad has performed with many popular bands through the years and has become a much sought after solo performer as well. Brad has been recognized for his creative songwriting, while building a reputation as a smooth lead and harmony vocalist, as well as a talented multi-instrumentalist. He enjoys variety of musical styles and genres which have helped to influence and expand the reach of this unique duo.

Together they are excited to combine their talents and do what they love. It’s a life-tradition which is as much of who they are as what they do!

Cost: Free

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


The 9 Songwriter Series

Friday, May 2, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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The 9 Songwriter Series

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 200 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.

Cost: $10

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For more information, visit http://wearethe9.com/


Holiday Hours

Sunday, April 20, 12:01 AM to 11:59 PM · Add to Calendar

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We are closed Easter Sunday.


Martina San Diego, Tom Bertram, Shane Meade

Thursday, June 26, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Martina San Diego, Tom Bertram, Shane Meade

Martina San Diego
www.martinasandiego.com/

Born in Glendale, California but raised in Northern Virginia, Martina San Diego began singing at the young age of three and picked up the piano and guitar not too long after. Exposed to music at a young age and encouraged by her family, she began writing songs at 15 years old.

The summer before her Sophomore year of high school, she became the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the all female band, Ivy Rose. In addition to releasing two albums, This Adventure (2010) and Rain (2012), Ivy Rose has opened up for Weezer and Ben Folds at the University of Maryland’s Byrd Stadium, been featured on local news stations such as ABC7 and FOX5 and were contestants on America’s Got Talent 2012.

After graduating high school, Martina opted to take a sabbatical in which she spent nine months getting in touch with her roots in the Philippines. While there, she was able to record and release her solo debut album, entitled “Blank Walls” under 22 Tango Records. Inspired by different life experiences, the album reflects her unique fusion of folk and alternative songwriting.

Currently pursuing a degree in Music Education at New York University, Martina hopes to continue inspiring people through music.

Tom Bertram
www.tombertram.co.uk/

Tom Bertram is a British singer-songwriter who has gained a large following and developed some of his proudest moments, including; performing for Noel Gallagher (Oasis), The Queen and The Twilight Movie. He has toured the UK and US and was invited to perform backstage for acts such as Bryan Adams, Joss Stone, James Morrison and Ocean Colour Scene.

His newest album “Back Home” produced by Tim Bradshaw, an established producer and musician who has worked with acts such as John Mayer and David Gray, was released on February 2nd 2013.

The album received over 20,000 downloads in 5 days and peaked at No.1 in the Reverbnation UK Charts and 42 in the Worldwide charts.

Shane Meade
www.shanemeade.com/

Shane Meade is a gifted singer songwriter and catalyst behind the soul-infused rock jazz project Shane Meade & the Sound.  Nearly a decade into a career marked by steady artistic growth, the Tampa, FL based group combines infectious vocals, melodic hooks with feel good grooves, and has the uncanny ability of turning even the largest of venues into an intimate musical experience. Meade is subtle and natural as he weaves his spirit and experiences into his songwriting, capturing not only the ears, but the hearts of an array of listeners.  His music captivates the imagination, and audiences connect to his inspirational lyrics and universal subject matter.  His unique and soulful style helps deliver an engaging live performance that is both powerful and uplifting. 

Along with relentless touring efforts throughout the southeast, Virgin Islands, and select cities nationwide, SMS has also gained recognition and industry praise for both their 2010 double-disc album - “Candle Lights & Conspiracies” and 2014 release - “All Walks of Life”.  The overwhelming response to their most recent festival appearances and live performances has triggered a growing consensus that this group is well on its way to breaking out onto the national scene.

Cost: $10

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Stories and Songwriters Featuring Chris Monaghan

Saturday, September 13, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM · Add to Calendar

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Stories and Songwriters Featuring Chris Monaghan

Nashville recording artist Chris Monaghan is living his dream. With a unique sound, skillful guitar playing and a level of commitment not typical of a sixteen year old, Chris is making it happen. It all started at age nine, when he picked up the guitar for the first time. Within a few weeks he formed a band with school friends, and they began performing. By thirteen playing solo acoustic shows became his passion and with the support of local merchants his passion became a weekly reality.

The 2013 Cal Ripken World Series chose Chris’s original song “Shameless” for the official song of the series. It is a upbeat song with a positive message of going after your dreams and being the best you can be.

Since recording in Nashville and the release of his music to online stores, Chris is getting FM radio play, TV, radio and magazine interviews. Chris played at the legendary Bluebird Cafe after grabbing the attention of Nashville producer Kim Copeland.

Cost: Free!

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


The Gray Havens, Brad Cole, Big Hoax

Thursday, May 8, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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The Gray Havens, Brad Cole, Big Hoax

The Gray Havens
http://www.thegrayhavensmusic.com/

We’re Dave & Licia, aka The Gray Havens. We make narrative-pop-folk-esque music. Basically, we love bringing adventure & truth & melody all together.

Okay, let’s start with the obvious, we’re married. Yes, that does make working together hard. Quite hard. But also so much better (we think anyway). Our home is in Crystal Lake, Illinois, a community oriented little city, with a charming downtown a few blocks from our house, a much visited Starbucks, and yes, a beloved lake. We work from our at-home music studio every day- writing, creating videos, and doing scratch recordings. We love our house and spend a lot of time decorating it and creating an atmosphere that inspires us.

Dave grew up in a musical home (Mom Radford is a voice/piano/guitar instructor). In high school he was heavily involved in his school’s music department. And though he doesn’t like to be the one to bring it up, Dave was the young, fun, and charming crooner on season 5 of American Idol. After Idol, Dave studied Music Education at the University of Illinois. It was there that he really started writing his own music, influenced by Jazz, but clearly something of his own, something hard to describe. But everyone loved it.

I (Licia) literally never sang outside my bedroom until 2010, when my brother and a friend talked me into singing with their band at church. Not sure how they did it, but I joined them on stage and I loved it. That was it for a while, but then Dave’s mom offered to give me guitar lessons (that was before we were dating, but she knew he was interested… sneaky, wonderful lady). That really got me going. Since then, I’ve just been trying to jump into everything as it comes. I often feel intimidated, but Dave encourages and helps me along.

We started recording our album in June of 2012. It really began because we were in the right place at the right time (though we know it was more than coincidence). At the concert of a good friend, John Cox, his band for the evening who also happen to run their own recording label called ZodLounge. After the show we were talking with them, when someone shoved a guitar in Dave’s hands and urged him to play. Dave performed “Gray Flowers” and the guys invited us out to the studio. We had a great first experience there with them in Nashville and decided to go for it. We funded our project through Kickstarter in the spring and a few months later began. Our album officially released on January 25th. We couldn’t be more excited.

Brad Cole
http://www.bradcolemusic.com/

The songbook of acclaimed singer songwriter Brad Cole addresses the ups and downs of the human condition with both wit and raw insights. Stylistic comparisons put Cole somewhere between John Hiatt and John Mayer, but as a performer, Cole has uniquely fused a rootsy folk sensibility with old school Country, Bossa and R&B.  With Cole’s passionate delivery the sound is moving, unexpected and yet familiar.

The last 18 months have been fruitful for Cole, releasing his 3rd album Down The Line, playing over 100 shows and sharing the stage with great artists like Dan Navarro, Shovels and Rope, Ellis Paul and Chris Stapleton.

Currently, based in New York City, Cole tours extensively with band and also as a solo acoustic performer. Touring focus primarily East of the Mississippi, 50-500 cap house concerts, venues, and bars.

Big Hoax
http://www.bighoaxband.com/

Founded in Annapolis, MD, Big Hoax consists of guitarist and singer/songwriter Luke James Alexander and classically trained cellist Stephen Filer. This duo brings a new style to the modern-folk movement, incorporating their life-long musical experience and passion in creating a sound so full, energetic and charismatic for their band of two. The floor-stomping raucous vocals combined with booming cello riffs could switch to a sweet, effervescent melody at any time, as each song aims to heat up a fiery melting pot of the fullest life, love and frustration. At every performance, Big Hoax lays its heart on the table to create an interactive and lively atmosphere hoping to inspire their audience and rejoice the gifts of today.

Cost: $10

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Kids’ Music: Rainbow Rock Band

Saturday, June 7, 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM · Add to Calendar

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Kids’ Music: Rainbow Rock Band

Get ready for all the excitement and fun that you get at a Kate Moran Band show, shrunk down to size for your little dudes! The Rainbow Lady (Kate Moran), Princess Fiddlesticks (Lynn Rovelli), Captain Toe Tappin (Kevin de Souza), and Guitarmony Gus (Derek Evry) will entertain your little ones with a combination of classic and original children’s tunes. This duo or trio will keep you bopping in your socks until you just can’t rock anymore! Always on hand, inside the box of fun, tambourines, shakers and more for your little one to join in the fun, and if they are feeling like completing their rock star appearance, how about a nice little temporary Rainbow tattoo, from none other than Pattycake Patty (Patty Moran) or Miss Rockin Rox Anna (Anna Goist)!!

Cost: $6 adv / $8 door everyone 1 yr & older

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


Chris Monaghan - Live in the Coffeehouse

Saturday, August 23, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM · Add to Calendar

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Chris Monaghan - Live in the Coffeehouse

Nashville recording artist Chris Monaghan is living his dream. With a unique sound, skillful guitar playing and a level of commitment not typical of a sixteen year old, Chris is making it happen. It all started at age nine, when he picked up the guitar for the first time. Within a few weeks he formed a band with school friends, and they began performing. By thirteen playing solo acoustic shows became his passion and with the support of local merchants his passion became a weekly reality.

The 2013 Cal Ripken World Series chose Chris’s original song “Shameless” for the official song of the series. It is a upbeat song with a positive message of going after your dreams and being the best you can be.

Since recording in Nashville and the release of his music to online stores, Chris is getting FM radio play, TV, radio and magazine interviews. Chris played at the legendary Bluebird Cafe after grabbing the attention of Nashville producer Kim Copeland.

Cost: Free!

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


Christian Lopez Band with Briar Rabbit

Thursday, June 19, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Christian Lopez Band

Christian Lopez Band (CLB) is not merely riding the wave of Americana Music, the West Virginia natives, are bending it to its knees. With the will of his voice and the stomp of a steady beat, Christian Lopez and his band are pioneering their own brand of Alt. Folk Country Rock. Like a young Whitman, Lopez translates the iconic America before him into rousing romps and searing serenades employing crisp and thoughtful imagery and storytelling. Lopez is turning traditional songwriting on its head. Lopez takes listeners on a heartfelt rampage through emotion, energy and excitement caring less about the hook then hooking them in with the range and passion in his voice. One moment the music traverses the depths of one’s interior life and the next it rips the listener into a frenzy - a call to stomp, romp and roll.

Playing since the age of five, Lopez formed and fronted the band Joe Taxi at the age of fifteen. The band quickly garnered success including a slot on the 2012 Van’s Warped tour and wins at the 2012 West Virginia University Coca Cola, Moonstruck, OttoBar and 2013 Blue Ridge Music Festival Battle of the Bands competitions. Lopez gained additional attention as a Hollywood Finalist in Seasons 11 and 12 of “American Idol.” Encouraged by feedback from judge Jennifer Lopez, who commented that she could feel the passion in his voice, Christian returned home determined to carve out a career in music founded on his love of singing, writing, and performing a style of music he felt in his heart, and has now brought to life.

The first addition to CLB was drummer Mike Silver, a longtime friend and superb young talent. Silver’s energy and attack laid the foundation for the high-energy performances for which The Christian Lopez Band is becoming widely known. Bassist, Dominic Valentine, was the next to join. Valentine’s intensity and experience paired perfectly with Lopez. Together their combined vision and concentration on craft began to manifest the songs and performances that are now a staple of Christian Lopez’s music and The Christian Lopez Band. The addition of vocalist and banjo player, Chelsea McBee, rounded out the band’s sound adding luscious vocal harmonies and percussive banjo.

With a growing reputation for originality and intensity on stage, the newly rechristened Christian Lopez Band continues to deliver, becoming a favorite at festivals, colleges and premiere venues. In addition to touring, Lopez and the band are currently at work on their debut release.

Cost: $10

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


with Briar Rabbit

Briar RabbitWebsite: http://www.briarrabbit.net/

Growing up under the watchful eye of his uncle, B.B. King, it seems only fitting that singer/songwriter, Briar Rabbit has grown up to become quite the gentleman, and one that is musically inclined. With romantic melodies and colourfully layered narrative that evoke painfully beautiful imagery through honest lyricism, Briar Rabbit makes his triumphant return with forthcoming LP, From Your Bones, set for release on January 21st, 2014.

“I feel so invisible when I’m not putting on a show,” croons Briar Rabbit in his song “Invisible.” His new album, From Your Bones, involves themes of honesty, pain, and perseverance. Through his gift for finding inspiration through struggles, Briar Rabbit has composed an album with raw emotion that will tug at listeners’ heartstrings. He sings of heartbreak, determination, and letting go - all things that reflect the courage behind the lyrics. Music is his passion, and it comes through with such clarity throughout the album.

Finding his love of music at an early age gave Briar a life long mission – make music true to his soul, and share it with everyone he meets. Between performing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat with Donny Osmond, Second City Day Camps, and theatre throughout high school, Briar Rabbit’s formative years unknowingly prepared him to be a charismatic performer. The emotion and experiences that come together in his songs create a truly personal composition that’s bound to attract some attention.

Briar Rabbit isn’t new to the scene, having been featured in a Daytrotter Session as well as receiving praise from The Huffington Post, Americana UK, Performer Magazine, American Songwriter and more for his previous album,The Great Routine (2011), and The Company You Keep (2010). The new album, From Your Bones, will be Briar Rabbit’s follow up. Having taken a few years to release, it’s as though Briar took a page from his own book – “There’s a bottle of success on the shelf and it is corked with patience.” Considering all of the energy put into the new album, perhaps patience was the way to go.

Marrying vintage and classical aesthetics with contemporary pop music, From Your Bones is due January 21, 2014 and in conjunction with the album release, Briar Rabbit will be touring nationally.


Ayreheart

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

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Ayreheart

Ayreheart draws from a wide range of musical styles and the diverse talents of its members. A unique mix of ancient and modern instruments showcases the versatile range of the lute and establishes its relevance as a contemporary musical instrument.

Ronn McFarlane - Lute
GRAMMY-nominated lutenist, Ronn McFarlane strives to bring the lute - the most popular instrument of the Renaissance - into today’s musical mainstream and make it accessible to a wider audience.  At thirteen, upon hearing “Wipeout” by the Surfaris, he fell wildly in love with music and taught himself to play on a “cranky sixteen-dollar steel-string guitar.”  Ronn kept at it, playing blues and rock music on the electric guitar while studying classical guitar.

In 1978, Ronn turned his full energy to the lute.  Soon he began to perform solo recitals on the lute and became a member of the Baltimore Consort. Since then, he has toured throughout the United States, Canada and Europe with the Baltimore Consort and as a soloist. He has over 30 recordings on the Dorian label, including solo albums, lute songs, recordings with the Baltimore Consort, the lute concertos of Vivaldi, and Blame Not My Lute, a collection of Elizabethan lute music and poetry, with spoken word by Robert Aubry Davis.

Recently, Ronn has been engaged in composing new music for the lute, building on the tradition of the lutenist/composers of past centuries. His original compositions are the focus of his solo CD, Indigo Road, which received a GRAMMY Award Nomination for Best Classical Crossover Album in 2009. 

Will Morris - Colascione, Fretless Bass, Violin, Mandolin
As a composer, this multi-talented member has a special fondness for involvement in original music. McFarlane’s compositions hold special interest for him as they require a sense of well-established classical music tradition but with a modern approach infusing styles of jazz, bluegrass, rock and free improvisation.

Brian Kay - Vocals, Lute, Komuz, Mandolin
Brian Kay began his musical life at the age of 10 when he got his first drum set and formed his first band. Although this “drum set” was merely a snare drum with no stand and a bass drum with no pedal, Brian wasted no time honing his chops and developing his musical imagination while practicing for hours with his mother’s wooden spoons. He has since had a productive and diverse musical career. As a singer and multi-instrumentalist, he enjoys performing a broad range of musical styles as well as teaching about the history of the instruments he plays and the songs he sings.

Brian has performed throughout the United States and beyond. He specializes in historical plucked instruments and ancient songs of the world, is a songwriter, plays a variety of percussion and wind instruments, writes poetry, and paints. During the 2013 - 2014 season, Brian appeared in major US cities such as Boston, Cleveland, Miami, Houston, and New York.

Brian has been featured at distinguished venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Shriver Hall, and Boston Early Music Festival. He is the only two time winner of The Lute Society of America’s national Emerging Artist lute competition and the 2013 recipient of Peabody Conservatory’s Excellence in Early Music Award. Cleveland Classical Review called Brian “far-ranging”, “brilliant”, and “exciting”. The Boston Musical Intelligencer stated that Brian “bemused and beguiled” and Early Music America called Brian “phenomenal”.
Enthusiastic about teaching, Mr. Kay has lectured at Yale University, The Peabody Conservatory, Shriver Hall, and The Walters Art Museum. In September, 2012 he was Artist in Residence at The Cushman School in Miami, Florida, where he taught 7th & 8th graders musical appreciation through the experience of composing and producing their own music.

Mattias Rucht - Percussion
Mattias Rucht has been active in the local Washington DC music scene for over 20 years as a drummer, playing in various rock, jazz and folk groups. He has also played in theatrical productions and accompanied dancers and storytellers. In the last ten years he has discovered the joy of ethnic percussion and world music, bringing a wide range of influences to his playing style.

Cost: $12

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


Rissi Palmer with Angela Everwood and Zia Hassan

Friday, May 16, 7:29 PM to 9:59 PM · Add to Calendar

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Rissi Palmer

The 6 years since releasing her country/pop self-titled debut have been busy for Rissi Palmer.  She was the first black woman on the Billboard Country Charts in 21 years with her first single “Country Girl”, has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Vibe, and Country Weekly, sung at venues from the White House and CBS morning show to several appearances on the Grand Ole Opry stage.  She subsequently released two more singles, “Hold On to Me” and “No Air”, both charting on the Billboard Country Charts and made an EP that was distributed by Starbucks.

Now an independent artist, Palmer has gotten married, had a child, wrote and recorded a critically acclaimed fan-favorite children’s album called Best Day Ever, and has now begun work on the follow up project to her 2007 debut.  The album, which she describes as a “mixture of the country and soul music I grew up listening to”, is slated for a 2014 release.

Cost: $10

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


with Angela Everwood

Angela EverwoodWebsite: http://www.reverbnation.com/angelaeverwood

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Angela Everwood is a rising star in the country music scene. Her debut album “I’ll Be Thinking Of You” was recorded with some of the best talent in Nashville, including chart-topping producer Tom Paden (George Strait, Faith Hill) and Academy of Country Music Award winner Judy Rodman. Angela debuted music from the project at Susquehanna Bank Center, where she performed alongside multi-platinum acts like Miranda Lambert for the 92.5 XTU Anniversary Show, one of the largest country music festivals in the nation.

Finding herself on the fast track from “girl next door” to country/pop starlet didn’t happen overnight. At just 22, her passion for writing and performing has taken her from the confines of local stages in her native Pennsylvania to the heart of Nashville’s Music Row. With a sound as playful as it is bold and lyrics as nostalgic as they are inspiring, Angela Everwood’s distinct musicality attracts fans of all ages, across the downhome plains of the country music landscape and past the glittery pathways of pop and Top 40.

Hailing from Huntingdon Valley, PA, a young Angela made a name for herself locally by self-releasing recordings inspired by influential female musicians like Jewel and Lisa Loeb. She would venture out to the most popular local music venues in neighboring Philadelphia showcasing her sweet vocals and self-written ballads, often filling rooms with eager audiences along the way. As she developed her songwriting, she discovered her own unique voice and style, eventually gravitating toward her trademark subtle, sleek and sassy country sound. As her list of gigs expanded, labels took note and Angela briefly signed a recording contract that fizzled after creative differences. As noted by the flowery tattoo “Ambitious” on her forearm, Angela pressed forward.

Among her accomplishments, Angela has performed at notable venues like Liacouras Center, World Café Live, The Blockley, Tin Angel, PNC Bank Field and the Kimmel Center. She was also a winner in the Texaco Country Showdown, America’s largest country music talent search.

Now with a hot debut single entitled “Burn Out Bright,” Angela Everwood is ready to stamp her time-honored brand of female country/pop hits on the hearts of audiences worldwide. With the support of dedicated fans, whom she lovingly dubs “Bombshells” (an ode to her icon Marilyn Monroe), there is little standing in the way of that success.


and Zia Hassan

Zia HassanWebsite: http://www.ziahassan.com/

Zia Hassan is a storytelling singer-songwriter who tries to capture earthly moments from a cosmic vantage point. He writes songs about reality, surrogate motherhood, space, time travel, and solar particles. He’s also been referred to as “DC’s #1 Love Song writer,” and he has often been hired to write love songs for anniversaries, weddings, and birthdays. He sings with soulful passion and a soaring falsetto. His on-stage stories open small universes, beckoning new listeners to enter his strange and loveable world.

Zia released his first solo album, Grow Slow, in 2009. The album was received extremely well, especially on the internet—every single song from the record was up-voted to the front page of TheSixtyOne.com, a popular music ranking service. Songs like “A Love Like That” received the most praise, spawning a fan-made video on YouTube. “Carry My Love,” a song about a surrogate mother carrying a baby for her sister, a cancer survivor, touches the heart of anyone who hears it. To promote the album, Zia performed through an online broadcast so that international fans could hear his live act.

Zia’s love of sound goes beyond traditional music. In addition to writing solid pop folk tunes, he produces experimental work as well, working as a “sound sculptor” in the tradition of Brian Eno, John Cage, and Steve Reich. In 2010, he released the innovative The Flop, The Turn, The River; an album of field recordings and interviews from the smokey mountains set to instrumental and spacey music. In 2012, he released the album Lines with collaborator Scott Colman, which used processed field recordings of the DC Metro. Zia is currently working on integrating neuroscience into his live show using a brainwave-sensing headband to create music using nothing but his mind.

Zia’s sound has been compared to Duncan Sheik, Bon Iver, Paul Simon, John Mayer, Ellis Paul, Joni Mitchell, Ben Gibbard and others. He’s played at a lot of great DC venues like IOTA, Velvet Lounge, Ebenezer’s, The Atlas Theater, and The Hamilton, where he had the opportunity to share the stage with his musical hero Teitur. Zia is currently in the studio working on an extremely ambitious supermassive project called Sports, Weather, Time and Space - a two disc album (one contains folk songs, and the other contains a 60-minute ambient sonic tour of the solar system), a DVD of short films about reality, and a book of short stories and poems.


Daughter & Son, John Moreland, M Lockwood Porter, MaryLeigh Roohan

Thursday, May 15, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Daughter & Son, John Moreland, M Lockwood Porter, MaryLeigh Roohan

Daughter & Son
http://daughterandsonmusic.com/

In 2008, singer/songwriters Jody Shelton and Mighty Kate were brought together by their managers for a series of shows in New York City.  Their passionate performances, instrumental prowess and powerhouse voices made them a natural match.  With 5 solo records between them and a major release each in 2010, the pair decided to join forces to tour around the country in support of their new albums.

John Moreland
http://www.johnmoreland.net/

From the “potential Album of the Year” stack, singer/songwriter John Moreland from Tulsa, OK offers up 10 new long, deep looks into the sorrowful and second-guessing soul of an emotion-swept male, assembled under the title In The Throws from the Last Chance Records. Moreland is relentless in how he unburdens his soul without any worry of exposing his vulnerabilities, or how the emotional fortitude of the listener will handle such despondency delivered with such honesty.

In The Throes builds from a sparse acoustic footing, with some light country elements floating just above the surface in a classic Americana songwriter approach. This allows the listener to focus on the lyrics, and for the lyrics to come alive in the open space. At the same time, Moreland doesn’t get so enamored with his own stories to ignore the music and melody. The song “Nobody Gives A Damn About Songs Anymore” makes great use of a steel guitar hook that rises to compliment the song’s vision. One of the album’s anchors, “Break My Heart Sweetly,” features the quietest, most distant piano strokes possible, like the sound of tears tickling the cheek. Moreland also shows a great sense of timing, especially in the acoustic-only “3:59 AM” where he holds the song back at points until you feel the full weight of the moment before moving on, while also showing off his solid guitar picking skills.

M Lockwood Porter
http://mlockwoodporter.com/

M. Lockwood Porter’s songs toe the line between country-tinged Americana and straight-up rock-and-roll, with poetic storytelling front and center. A SF Bay Area transplant from rural Oklahoma, Porter’s sound recalls his birthplace and a childhood spent exploring the far reaches of the rock canon. The result is something close to timeless - reminiscent at times of Neil Young, Wilco, Townes Van Zandt, and Bruce Springsteen.

Porter first came to the attention of many fans and critics with the release of his debut LP Judah’s Gone in July 2013. At the time, Independent Clauses called him “a talent to watch”, and The Bay Bridged wrote that he was “poised to join… the national Americana scene with the release of his debut LP, Judah’s Gone.” Porter’s newest release “Chris Bell/Secrets” simultaneously represents an evolutionary step forward,a slight left turn, and an enticing hint of things to come.

While Porter recorded Judah’s Gone at home and almost entirely on his own, “Chris Bell” and “Secrets” were recorded in a proper studio. Showcased on these songs is Porter’s new five-piece live band, including keys and pedal steel. Porter’s vocals, too, are stronger and more confident – honed by a year of gigging in support of Judah’s Gone. In the coming months, M. Lockwood Porter and his band plan to continue performing throughout California and begin recording a follow-up LP to Judah’s Gone.

MaryLeigh Roohan
http://www.maryleighmusic.com/

Though she’s only twenty-two, the experience Roohan has gained since she began performing five years ago explains why she’s likened to “a wizened old soul.” Her yearlong, weekly residency at a pub in St Andrews, Scotland honed her guitar and vocal skills and helped build her confidence in exploring other musical ventures. Since graduating from her Scottish residency and moving back to the states, MaryLeigh has played everywhere from intimate cafes to wild festivals. The diverse stages she’s played match the variety of acts with whom she’s shared them. Sean Rowe, Theresa Andersson, Paranoid Social Club and Milo Greene are a few of the many.

In 2011, Roohan ventured to The Music Shed in New Orleans to record her debut album, The Docks. The album received wide acclaim in Albany, NY. Taking time to graduate from college, Roohan was laying low in 2013 except for her secret adventures to record a new album with Jason Brown at JBrown Noise. The time in the studio yielded a new, ten-song album that released in January 2014.

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MetroSongs, Volume 5/Blue Angelinas CD release show with Lauren Calve

Thursday, May 29, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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MetroSongs, Volume 5/Blue Angelinas CD release show

MetroSongs
www.metrosongs.org

Jason Mendelson is an Alexandria composer and multi-instrumentalist whose recent MetroSongs project has captured hearts and feet across the D.C. Metro region. When he’s not playing his electric 12-string guitar and singing, he can usually be found holding a bass to support other local acts like Selling Fairfax by the Pound, Alex Parez and the Hell Rojos, or Harris Face and the Restoration.

The Blue Angelinas

The Blue Angelinas, the string and woodwind section of the MetroSongs Orchestra, perform Jason’s “Blue Angelina,” Jason’s sonata in four movements for voice and chamber quartet. The group - made up of Lindsay Williams (clarinet), Alissa Taylor (violin), Meagan Frame (viola) and Anita Leechor (cello) - also performs selections from Jason’s 2003 original incidental score for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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with Lauren Calve

Lauren Calve


Sarah Donner,  Angela Sheik, Ddendyl, Nikki Talley

Thursday, April 24, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Sarah Donner,  Angela Sheik, Ddendyl, Nikki Talley

Sarah Donner
http://www.sarahdonner.com/

Sarah Donner is an indie folkpop star who has embraced the catlady inside her. She works the stage with a powerful vocals, zippy guitar, and a candid stage presence that is all Sarah Donner.

Sarah Donner’s quirky The Irrigation Song music video landed her a featured slot guest on NPR’s You Bet Your Garden in 2010. She was also chosen as a regional finalist in the 2010 Mountain Stage New Song contest. In 2009, Sarah was a New Folk finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival. The songs ‘Whalers and Sailors’ and ‘Knocks on a Door’ were chosen from over 800 entries. She is a graduate of Westminster Choir College. After stretching her legs with musical theatre, she picked up a guitar, abandoned her classical roots, and started rocking out (with fantastic breath support).

Sarah Donner’s cold New England heart was transplanted to New Jersey where she fosters kittens when not on tour.

Angela Sheik
http://www.angelasheik.com/

Electro-acoustic musician blends the soulful, feminine vibe of Billie Holiday with the innovative spirit of Imogen Heap. Angela Sheik’s music bridges the gap between a traditional singer-songwriter and an electronic innovator. She uses a digital loop pedal to layer voice, percussion, autoharp, theremin, flute, and a variety of other instruments to create an inviting, folk-pop sound. Recently titled 2011 BOSS US National Looping Champion as well as 93.7 WSTW Hometown Heroes 2011 Artist of the Year, Angela breaks expectations of what a solo performer can accomplish on stage while charming the audience with a smile.

Her passion for music began with an out-of-tune piano and a second hand flute while growing up outside Buffalo, NY. Later, after years of classical study in flute, piano and voice, Angela began taking steps away from the role of a traditional performer. She has slowly become what she describes as “an acoustic disc jockey.” Now, performing a mix of originals and artfully arranged cover material, she is a riveting and emotionally compelling entertainer. In May 2012 she was chosen as the World Café Live CREAM Standout Performer. In November, she received a standing ovation at her CD release in Wilmington, Delaware. The Angela Sheik experience brings you a full breadth of emotion and expression. About her performances, she says, “I work hard to make each act spell-binding. I want my audience to laugh, nod, remember, forget, dance. I want their eyes to tear up. It’s my goal to explore the beautiful complexities of the human spirit at each show.”

Currently Angela is working on a variety of recording projects, from dance remixes to piano pop singles, with artists from around the globe. In November 2011 she released an EP, “Songs From The Red Box,” named after her little red loop station. She continues to carefully perfect her craft, push musical boundaries, collaborate with other musicians, and perform regularly throughout the United States.

Ddendyl
http://www.reverbnation.com/Ddendyl

Born in Castile, NY into a home exploding with creativity, Ddendyl expressed an affinity for music from an early age. With some help from her parents, she essentially taught herself to expertly play the piano and violin, but it was her classically trained voice that spotlighted the promising young talent during adolescence. Competing for her attention, it was the illustrious Interlochen Academy in Traverse City, Michigan that she choose to further her study into music in her teen years. While there, her operatic overtones were appreciated by students and teachers alike as she expanded her range to include a signature brand of jazz and folk. The singer now described as sultry found her place during her college tenure in Miami and made the move to Los Angeles to chase the her dream. While in California she explored a career in acting and modeling which eventually led to an offer to move to NY and pursue her true passion of music once again. Ddendyl is performing regularly around NYC and the DC area sharing her original compositions along with her versions of both contemporary covers and classic standards. Currently she in on season 6 of NBC’s The Voice! She just joined Team Shakira!

Nikki Talley
http://www.nikkitalley.com/

Nikki Talley is a hardworking, energetic, mountain girl with a big voice. She is one half of a FULL TIME touring husband & wife DUO based out of Asheville, NC contributing acoustic guitar, clawhammer banjo & of course her trademark stunning vocals. Since January 2012 she & husband Jason Sharp, who accompanies her on finger style & flat picking guitar as well as bass, have played 200+ shows in over 20 states touring out of their Chevy van, Blue Bell, they bought w/ money raised from a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Raised in Ruffin, North Carolina and hailing from Asheville, it’s only fitting that Nikki’s music is as eclectic as the state that boasts the mountains and the sea. Trying to pin down Nikki’s style, critics and reviewers alike have compared her to Patty Loveless and Gillian Welch, but to leave the comparisons there would be doing a disservice to her fiery stage performance, hauntingly seductive and raw gritty lyrics, lifted by a voice that harkens back to her Appalachian roots, and shores up on the edges of contemporary country, folk, and old time that has her audiences stomping and clapping for more.

Nikki’s latest release Beautiful Charmer garnered the #7 spot in WNCW’s top 20 regional releases of 2010 and #23 in top 100 releases & features Grammy-winning alt-country icon Jim Lauderdale among other guests.

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Phillip Noss, Zia Hassan, Rachel Levitin

Friday, April 25, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Phillip Noss, Zia Hassan, Rachel Levitin

Phillip Noss
https://www.facebook.com/phillipnossmusic

Following the tragic death of his father, Phillip secluded himself in his small one-room apartment in Boston to wait out the long New England winter. In the months of solitude, he began writing a collection of songs that would eventually become Lover on the Run - channeling all the accumulated grief and confusion into a self described “all or nothing” album. “Songwriting has always been a stabilizing force in my life and creating this album was simply a method of coping with losing someone so dear to me. It explores mortality, faith and love in an attempt to capture a sense of youthful freedom and the fundamental spirit of someone in their early twenties.”

Lover on the Run features a trilogy of music videos that dramatize three songs off the album, linking them together with an arching storyline. The series portrays the development and ultimate demise of a couple’s love, ending tragically on the wintery streets of New York in the third installment. The first single “Keep this in” boasts a fierce driving pulse, rumbling guitars and a massive infectious hook. The visuals paint a portrait of the twenty-something’s burgeoning romance shot at various locations around Brooklyn including Luna Park and Rockaway beach.

Lover on the Run demonstrates Phillip’s proficiency and versatility as an emerging songwriter and will surely solidify him as a force to be reckoned with.

Zia Hassan
http://www.ziahassan.com/

Zia Hassan is a storytelling singer-songwriter who tries to capture earthly moments from a cosmic vantage point. He writes songs about reality, surrogate motherhood, space, time travel, and solar particles. He’s also been referred to as “DC’s #1 Love Song writer,” and he has often been hired to write love songs for anniversaries, weddings, and birthdays. He sings with soulful passion and a soaring falsetto. His on-stage stories open small universes, beckoning new listeners to enter his strange and lovable world.

Zia released his first solo album, Grow Slow, in 2009. The album was received extremely well, especially on the internet—every single song from the record was up-voted to the front page of TheSixtyOne.com, a popular music ranking service. Songs like “A Love Like That” received the most praise, spawning a fan-made video on YouTube. “Carry My Love,” a song about a surrogate mother carrying a baby for her sister, a cancer survivor, touches the heart of anyone who hears it. To promote the album, Zia performed through an online broadcast so that international fans could hear his live act.

Zia’s love of sound goes beyond traditional music. In addition to writing solid pop folk tunes, he produces experimental work as well, working as a “sound sculptor” in the tradition of Brian Eno, John Cage, and Steve Reich. In 2010, he released the innovative The Flop, The Turn, The River; an album of field recordings and interviews from the smokey mountains set to instrumental and spacey music. In 2012, he released the album Lines with collaborator Scott Colman, which used processed field recordings of the DC Metro. Zia is currently working on integrating neuroscience into his live show using a brainwave-sensing headband to create music using nothing but his mind.

Zia’s sound has been compared to Duncan Sheik, Bon Iver, Paul Simon, John Mayer, Ellis Paul, Joni Mitchell, Ben Gibbard and others. He’s played at a lot of great DC venues like IOTA, Velvet Lounge, Ebenezers, The Atlas Theater, and The Hamilton, where he had the opportunity to share the stage with his musical hero Teitur. Zia is currently in the studio working on an extremely ambitious supermassive project called Sports, Weather, Time and Space - a two disc album (one contains folk songs, and the other contains a 60-minute ambient sonic tour of the solar system), a DVD of short films about reality, and a book of short stories and poems.

Rachel Levitin
http://rachellevitinmusic.com/

Rachel Levitin is a Chicago born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently based in Washington, D.C. Having over a fifteen years of live performance experience under her belt as well as an unwavering passion for storytelling through song, Levitin continues to create an intimate show — no matter the stage — across the country.

From New York City to the District of Columbia, from Chicago to Nashville and beyond, Levitin’s taken her talents to the likes of America’s biggest music cities and has been welcomed with open arms. It’s her ability to grab an audience by the ears and convince them to listen whole-hardheartedly to her performance that enables Levitin to enchant a crowd. It’s also what keeps listeners coming back for more.

Levitin’s style ranges from folk-influenced rock songs to country storytelling with a dash of blue notes thrown in for good measure. Fans of American rock, soul, and jazz will find hints of their favorite genre’s history combined with Levitin’s emotional performance to make for quite the compelling live show. Her performance style has been compared to the likes of some of rock’s timeless acts including Janis Joplin and Stevie Nicks as well as country’s Loretta Lynn and blues’ Bonnie Raitt.

Levitin spent her teenage years studying all things music including voice leading, chromatic theory, music history, and performance. During that time, she studied under the guidance of the same Jazz instructors as Grammy Award winner Norah Jones at the Interlochen Arts Camp and the same songwriting instructors as Grammy Award winner John Mayer at the Berklee College of Music.

She’s also shared the stage with Funk-Rock-Jazz fusion band Big Sam’s Funky Nation and independent rock album of the year nominees Filligar, in addition to modern Jazz artists Conrad Herwig and Bob Mintzer thanks to her time at the world-renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Levitin is hard at work in the studio with Innovation Station Music Owner/Producer Dave Mallen in Arlington, Va. and they are currently in-production on her first full band album due out no later than 2013. Her hope is that a cross-country tour will shortly follow.

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Kids’ Music: Rocknoceros

Saturday, May 17, 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM · Add to Calendar

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Kids’ Music: Rocknoceros

As every family with youngsters in the DC area knows, Rocknoceros (pronounced like rhinoceros) is three guys: Coach Cotton, Williebob, and Boogie Woogie Bennie. They have been making award-winning music for the whole family since 2005.

The three Rocknoceros bandmates “grew up” (if they ever did) in Northern Virginia. Boogie and Coach, best friends since they were four years old, remember endlessly spinning Beatles records in Boogie’s suburban bedroom while “waiting for Williebob” who appeared on the scene in high school. The three have been making music ever since, although it wasn’t until 20 years later in 2005, when Coach Cotton was raising young’uns of his own, that the inspiration for Rocknoceros finally crystallized.

Rocknoceros has since dominated the Washington, DC children’s music scene and gained significant national recognition with performances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Wolf Trap, and The Kennedy Center.

Cost: $10 (everyone 1 year and older)

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


Jessica Graae & Matt Tarka

Friday, June 13, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Jessica Graae & Matt Tarka

Jessica Graae
http://reverbnation.com/jessicagraae

Jessica Graae blends her folk-rock style and classical training to create haunting, soulful songs. Her “evocative, lush, exquisite vocals, accompanied by elegant and impressive guitar playing” create a “meditative backdrop” on her CD Gypsy Blood. Jessica has performed live on Graffiti Radio, Hometown Heroes, at the Brandywine Festival of the Arts and at the Dewey Beach, Bordentown and Ladybug Festivals. She will showcase at the 7th Annual Singer-Songwriter Cape May in March 2014. Nominated for five 2013 WSTW Hometown Hero Homey Awards, Jessica was a 2013 Philadelphia Folk Factory contest winner and a 2012 Delmarva Folk Hero contest finalist. Her song, “Wait by the Water” is featured in the 2013 independent film, “Yes, Your Tide is Cold and Dark, Sir.”  Jessica is thrilled to be performing at Ebenezer’s-just a few blocks from her childhood home on Capitol Hill.

Matt Tarka
http://www.matttarkamusic.com/

Matt Tarka is a singer/songwriter whose introspective lyrics and sharp rhythms are designed for your back porch or a ride into town. He has been compared to rockers turned folk artists including Kevin Seconds, Vic Ruggiero, Jesse Malin, TV Smith and Gene Clark.

Tarka recorded his debut EP in July 2011 titled Motorcycle Breakfast, produced by Dave Mallen at Innovation Station Music in Arlington, VA. Since the release of Motorcycle Breakfast, songs from the EP have been featured on three Compilation Discs, including Music Still Happens Here, Volumes 1 and 2: a Compilation of DC Music, as well as the 2013 edition of the Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, PA.

In addition, Matt Tarka has been recognized by Relix magazine as an “Artist on the Rise,” and included his song “Indigo Bunting” in their October/November 2013 CD Sampler of new music.

He is currently in the studio, and working on a 7” to be released in late Spring 2014.

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Suzi Brown - Live in the Coffeehouse

Saturday, May 3, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM · Add to Calendar

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Suzi Brown - Live in the Coffeehouse

Singer/songwriter Suzi Brown has found herself on a musical journey including many stops like playing coffee shops, wineries and theaters to collaborative work with Producer Pier Giacalone (Regina Spektor and Sloan Wainwright), drummer Rodney Holmes (Carlos Santana and Steve Kimock), and keyboardist Arne Wendt (Bon Jovi). Suzi even scored an opening act slot for “Sixpence None the Richer” and a co/bill with the “Indigo Girls” at Wild Goose Festival 2013.

Suzi’s music is a variety of cultural styles such as Celtic, Asian, Island, jazz and even some tribal beats with traditional folk/pop. Her voice has been called ethereal and enchanting but most importantly, it is distinctly her own, just like her writing and guitar playing. That guitar playing incorporates percussive techniques as well as advanced 2-hand tapping!

Cost: Free!

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


Anitra Jay - Live in the Coffeehouse

Saturday, May 17, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM · Add to Calendar

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Anitra Jay - Live in the Coffeehouse

Anitra Jay is a R&B/Soul singer-songwriter based in Charlotte, NC.  With roots in Jazz, Soul, and Gospel, the songstress showcases an energetic mix of head bopping grooves, spoken word, and musical story telling. Inspired by a range of artists from Bruno Mars to Erykah Badu, her music brings a down-to-earth blend of neo-soul, poetry, and soul-catching melodies.  Anitra was recently nominated for Best Singer-songwriter of 2013 with the Charlotte Music Awards and is currently working on recording her third album, a concept project all about the beauty of Natural Hair. 

Cost: Free!

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


Lou Dominguez & Davey O—Live in the Coffeehouse

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

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Lou Dominguez & Davey O—Live in the Coffeehouse

Lou Dominguez
http://www.loudominguez.com/

In the Summer of 2013 Lou Dominguez recorded a 12 song CD (11 original Songs) with producer John Jennings. John has produced Mary Chapin Carpenter, John Gorka, Catie Curtis, and many others. This CD entitled We The People gives a voice to many different types of characters who we encounter in our everyday lives. From the Army Veteran Returning from War to the innocents convicted of crimes they did not commit, Lou approaches these subjects with a keen eye on what makes these stories personal to all of us.

Davey O
http://www.daveyo.com/

It’s no surprise that Buffalo, NY born and bred songwriter Davey O. has been described by Buffalo News critic Jeff Miers as having “a journalist’s eye for detail and poet’s ear for the well-turned observation”.  Embarking on a decade-plus journey that has resulted in a collection of justly-earned, highly introspective songs, Davey crafts pure Americana that is not of the social and political consciousness, but drawn from the deep well of experience and human emotion - no hackneyed story lines, no insincere polish, just an unflinching poet’s look at life. The characters woven seamlessly into stories of which the song itself becomes the soundtrack for the movie playing inside the listener’s head.

Armed with a steady, rhythmic pulse on his Gibson guitar, a battered straw cowboy hat and a no apologies rust-belt work ethic, Davey puts rubber to asphalt, entertaining attentive, diverse audiences at listening rooms, coffeehouses, nightclubs, festivals, colleges and universities throughout the Northeast, Midwest, Midsouth and Atlantic U.S. - performances that result in engagement and communion between performer and audience through story and song.

Cost: Free!


Annalise Emerick - Live in the Coffeehouse

Saturday, May 31, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM · Add to Calendar

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Annalise Emerick - Live in the Coffeehouse

Since moving from Nashville to New England in late summer 2011, Boston folk songstress Annalise Emerick has demonstrated her aptness to awaken reminiscence in the minds of her listeners with just a few simple words. Worldly and wise after years of traveling, this is a conceivable notion, for in many ways the singer is a gypsy—always restlessly exploring the notion of home musically, emotionally and geographically. She’s claimed a scattering of cities as musical muses, growing up in Austin and Seattle before studying music at Belmont University in Nashville, where she later recorded her first album with producer Brad Hill at Hill Studios.

With her 2011 acclaimed debut EP, Starry-Eyed, Emerick brought songs that have continued to resonate with audiences like “You Win,” “Round and Round,” and “This Love Won’t Break Your Heart”—(which was exclusively premiered as a music video on November 28th via American Songwriter)—thanks to a whirlwind slate of live performances and the immediate success of her seven track collection, (which debuted on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart at #9 its first day). The collection prompted an outpouring of attention from the national blog scene and a spotlight on CD Baby’s Music Discovery Podcast, which assured its listeners: “Fans of Ingrid Michaelson will feel right at home.”

In 2013 Emerick began her “Somewhere in Between” tour and continued raking in the awards: first prize in the 2013 New England Songwriting Competition and second place in the 2013 Solarfest singer/songwriter competition.

Emerick’s clear voice, acoustic-driven style and earnest, contemplative lyrics have situated her among fans of Eva Cassidy, Patty Griffin and Brandi Carlile. But with Starry-Eyed, Emerick proved that her gypsy propensity lends itself well to her songwriting and creative process. Her ability to poignantly detail lessons from relationships and contemplate life’s continuous journey has revealed her as a multi-faceted person and artist to fans.

“Emerick’s music is relatable and undeniably good.” -Performer Magazine

“...The celebration continues with ‘This Love Won’t Break Your Heart.’” -American Songwriter

“...Mellow & moving.” -Skope Magazine

“...[Emerick] blends folk music with pop sensibilities as she crafts melodies as pretty as her name.” -The Deli New England

Cost: Free!

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