Dirty Spoons & Trash, The Chicken Chasers, Reina Collins & Garrick Aden-Buie - Ashley Jones w/ Booth Jewett
Big weekend ahead folks. This Friday we welcome back Dirty Spoons & Trash and, for the first time, The Chicken Chasers. Sharing the stage with them are Reina Collins & Garrick Aden-Buie. This is gonna be quite a show... three acts for $5... can't beat it. Doors open at 6 PM and music will start at 8 PM.
Saturday we welcome Tampa native Ashley Jones and welcome back good friend and wonderful singer songwriter Booth Jewett. Ashley Jones' career as a musician started with coffee shop gigs during her first year of college. Eventually she formed a band, and by the time she graduated released her first EP, Flowers On My Birthday. It was with that EP in hand that Ashley made the move to New York City where she found herself on some of the city's most notable stages for singer-songwriters, CB's, The Bitter End, The Knitting Factory and The Living Room. She released a second EP, To Hold You Over, after a year of city life.
In 2009 Ashley recorded her second CD, Songs about Falling. Two of the songs on Songs About Falling were inspired by time spent in Rwanda ("Those Hills", "There Is"). Rwanda captured Ashley's heart when she traveled there in 2008 to meet the children she sponsors through World Vision. The stories she heard during her time in Rwanda opened Ashley's mind to a whole new opportunity. Not only could she express her own story through music, now she had the chance to tell the story of this beautiful country for the world to hear. So in July of 2009, Ashley set out for five months of songwriting and working with local artists in Rwanda. She hoped to capture in song the supernatural hope she had witnessed within the next generation of a country defined by poverty, sickness and genocide.
Now Ashley Jones is back in the USA with the EP she recorded entirely in Rwanda titled The World Should See Her Face, eight songs and a countless number of stories from her life-changing five months in The Land of a Thousand Hills.
Sharing the stage with Ashley, we welcome back Booth Jewett. What makes this night so special is that both of these artists have spent time in Africa and have a story to tell. Booth just returned from Kenya and has written several songs about his trip and the lives and stories that have touched him. We've had the privilege of hosting Booth on several occasions and his voice and stories will take you somewhere you might not have been before. Booth will be inviting Jayne Kelli and AJ Swearigen to the stage... sure to be a night to remember. $5
Special thanks to everyone who played last weekend - PTTR, Drake and Sophia on Friday and Saturday's line up with Dave and John Allison, Rebekah Pulley, Gale Trippsmith, Paul Cataldo, John Stone and Brenda Letellier.
Whereever you head this weekend, we hope you'll support live music in our fine little city.
10.28.11 - Dirty Spoons & Trash Revue
10.29.11 - Ashley Jones & Booth Jewett
11.04.11 - 10th Concession
11.07.11 - Dan Bern
11.11.11 - Garrick Aden-buie
11.12.11 - Gove Scrivenor