Wednesday, October 16th Emeryville CA
Celebrating Songwriters at Strings
Hosted by Caren Armstrong
7:30 doors 8:00 concert
Donation – $10
6320 San Pablo Ave (at 64th) Emeryville, CA
510 653-5700 www.strings.org
Caren Armstrong has been hosting award-winning songwriters at venues throughout the Bay Area for 15 years. The popular series showcases an eclectic range of performing songwriters from all over the country/county. Artists are featured individually in the first set, and then play in the round, Nashville style for the second set. Audience members have particularly enjoyed the spontaneous collaboration that often arises from these rounds. Prepare to be inspired, amused, moved and thoroughly entertained.
A San Francisco Bay Area native, Michael McNevin started his career with a six-month stint in New York City, cutting his troubadour teeth in the subways and streets of Greenwich Village. Now a veteran of the folk scene, Michael has logged 15 years of concerts across the U.S., and he’s been a main stager at some of the bigger music festivals around, including the Strawberry, Kerrville, and Philadelphia folk festivals. He has a seasoned voice, accomplished steel string guitar work, and some wonderful tour adventures. Michael is known for a distinct and vivid brand of storytelling in his lyrics.
“Maurice Tani “has a problem with authority and doesn’t always play well with others. While exhibiting above average potential, he is easily distracted and a consistently disruptive influence on others”. –Martin Grubbe, 5th Grade Instructor, Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School, San Francisco, CA
Californographic singer-songwriter Maurice Tani has just released two new albums–the fourth studio collection from his group, 77 El Deora, and a CD of all acoustic material with bassist Mike Anderson. Mining a rich vein of California Americana over the past decade, Tani has constructed a repertoire of “rye” humor and romantic rumination.
Strings is one of the coolest venues around and is a wonderful destination for an evening of original, acoustic music.