Join us on Saturday, January 3, 2015
Show starts at 7:30 PM, doors open at 7:00 PM
Cost: $18 Adults, $10 Students with ID,
children under 12 free, Public Assistance FREE
Local Singer/Songwriters in the Round:
Jed Curran has been around music in one way or another since the age of six. Jed wrote his first meaningful song after the breakup of his first marriage and the second meaningful song after the passing of his mother some 15 years later. It was through those experiences he discovered the wonderful, therapeutic healing powers of song writing. He sent one of his songs to Bat McGrath, a friend in Nashville, and received some great inspiration and encouragement from him to "keep writing". He writes in a storytelling kind of style.
Jed just released his latest album called "After The Rainfall". Eleven new songs recorded with his good friend and open mic partner Steve Piper. He and Steve agreed to make a record people would enjoy on a Saturday morning with a cup of coffee.
Davey O. and his songs are Buffalo, NY. They are your hometown. Songs born from a work ethic instilled by a factory working father; steeped in time, then written like a conversation with your next door neighbor and as comfortable as a well-worn pair of shoes. These are the stories of American life. Songs of labor, love, laughter, sorrow, life and death, baptized in waters drawn from a deep and timeless well.
His is a journey dedicated to the craft of drawing the line that connects our common humanity. With a journalist's eye for detail and poet's ear for the well-turned observation, Davey O. finds the universal in the particular, turning day-to-day minutiae into dusty paeans to the indomitability of the human spirit. With each tale another slice of life examined.
Connie Deming is a celebrated singer songwriter, dubbed by Democrat & Chronicle's Jeff Spevak as "the best pure singer in the city." Noted for her versatility, warmth and charm, she has delighted national and local audiences for over 25 years.
A featured artist on WXXI television's OnStage concert series, Connie has just completed her 7th recording of original material, "Into the Blue," recorded in Ireland with acclaimed guitarist, Gerry O'Beirne.
Pat Maloney, also a songwriter, has this to say about Steve Piper's songs; "Steve's songs are filled with the kind of longing you get when you are alone, but warm and dry on a rainy night - little circles of light in a dark and stormy world. I hear flashes of Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers peering in from the darkness. I am nostalgic for Steve's past and want to join him, through his songs, as he slouches off towards Kansas City, searching for the truth."
Steve is a member of Watkins & the Rapiers, but also plays with a number of musicians around town. In addition to being a great songwriter and guitar player, Steve is a terrific photographer and artist too.