Andrew Grimm of June Star- Charm City Alt Country in the vein of Son Volt and Slaid Cleaves
Ellen Cherry- Baltimore based song and story alchemist!
Plus Morgan Erina--Pittsburgh based chanteuse. http://www.morganerina.com/
This will be an early show, so no excuses why you can't stay aht late!
I'm hosting a folk concert in the upstairs portion of the wonderful Biddles Escape coffee shop. We will be all acoustic and your heroically generous donations will be accepted. Letitia VanSant is on a regional tour performing in support of her new album GUT IT TO THE STUDS.
I met Letitia in Kerrville Texas where we both performed in the esteemed New Folk showcase. Letitia was a winner and a well deserving one at that.
I have a "First Timer's" showcase
SATURDAY 11:30PM - 11:55PM First Timers 1 RM 724
I will also be showcasing with SUN & DARK , a group that formed as the result of a several years collaboration with Cat Terrones as co-writer, producer. The album we ended up with is due out this year and contains some of the best songs and recordings I've made to date.
Our showcase schedule is as follows:
THURSDAY 2:35 AM Minnesota RM 634
FRIDAY 2:30-3:00 PM Access Film (InTheRound) RM 552
FRIDAY 10:30-10-50 PM FAI First Timers RM 724
FRIDAY 2:15-3:00 AM Roaring Girl Records
SATURDAY 1:30-1:50 AM Pushing Chain RM 633
SATURDAY 2:00-2:30 AM Access Film (InTheRound) RM 552
This is a private house concert featuring Angela Parrish (LA), and Emily Barnes (NJ). We three were winners of Kerrville Folk Festival's "Club 7 New Song Contest" held yearly in Kerrville Texas. If you would like to attend please send an email through my contact page and I'll give you directions.
Joined by my buddy Heather Styka who I first met at NERFA sharing songs in the Pie and Whiskey room. We shared the stage as finalists in Kerrville TX this summer. Heather is a great spirit and her songs are packed with great lines that come like a flurry of jabs. Heather dances where others fear to tread. Beneath “sweet, soulful vocals” (Portland Press Herald) and “nimble fingerpicked guitar” (Dispatch Magazine) lie narratives of vulnerability, strength, and wanderlust. A Kerrville New Folk Finalist and award-winning writer with a #3 album on the FOLK-DJ charts, this young troubadour has performed for over a decade, released four full-length albums, and toured from coast to coast.
I'll be hosting an acoustic stage and featuring one of my favorite Pittsburgh artists, Heather Kropf. RANT is a two day two night music festival in the neighborhood of Lawrenceville Pittsburgh. Hundreds of bands and multiple venues and stages will be going full blast.
With Korby Lenker
If you are wondering whether this show is worth it...it is. Korby is one of my favorite folkies and you'll be floored. I've been writing a song a week since September and this will be the debut for all but two of them. I am very very excited to share these with you.
I am happy to bring my Strategy & Tactics workshop to Studio G in Harrodsburg KY.
This workshop is for active beginning or advanced writers. It is a 2 hour distillation of a decades worth of design, collaboration, development, and personal practice as a teaching writer and artist in my community. I'll be introducing and modeling some useful tools, tricks, and tips to help tilt the cup of fortune your way as a lifelong writer. Every participant will leave with an enriched and renewed personal discipline.
Back in the Eastern Hills of Pittsburgh there is a barn that was built the year Darwin began his expedition across the Pacific and also the year sandpaper was invented. As one of the few venues listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Morrow Barn is a charming little room that attracts a fine group of folks who like songs. BYOB, with coffee and tea provided, the Penn Hebron Songwriter Series is a hidden little gem for song lovers and writers alike.