Please join our featured artist for the month of September, Calvin Thomas, for a reception for his show “the ART of: CalvinThomas”.
AWOL’s once a month youth and adult open mic session. All art forms are welcome including poetry, song, and dance. The Therapy Session is a safe space to share that new rap, poem or dance move in a judgment free supportive environment with other community artists. So grab your pad and pen, and head down to the Bean for some great art and fun! Open to all!
Singer/songwriter Adam Burrows creates unpretentious folk music that invites the listener to pay attention to the beauty found in every day life. Adam was born and raised in Northeastern Ohio and his songs reflect his small town upbringing, drawing the listener in by celebrating life’s everyday moments and embracing those that are fleeting. Adam’s lyrics capture the beauty of easy conversation, and his characters remain with you like old friends. His recollections of hope and heartache are framed by percussive finger-picking and catchy melodies, melodies you will find yourself humming for days.
A poetry and music open mic with an emphasis on sharing new, original, thoughtful work, hosted at the Bean on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. Sign up at 7:30, show starts at 8 sharp. Performers are given 4 minutes to do their best work. Original material is encouraged. Visit the Facebook page for more information.
Small town life and hard work is what it’s all about for the American brother duo, Carolina Wray. Jantzen and Dillon Wray were raised in the mountains of North Carolina in a small town south of Asheville. Jantzen and Dillon work by day as the Production Team at Mill Creek Post & Beam, cutting wooden beams to be used for custom Timber Frame homes in Saluda, NC. Honest work is all these guys know and is what led them to seek refuge in the fun and care free nature of country music. Thus, Carolina Wray was born. www.carolinawray.com
They will be joined by Charley Crockett. Charley Crockett, a true descendant of Davy Crockett, was born in a poor town in deep south Texas. Crockett’s early years were spent between Texas and Louisiana, with a single mother in Dallas who sang blues all day, and an uncle who introduced him to the big brass sound of New Orleans where he would later learn how to play guitar as a street performer. In 2009, Crockett showed up in New York City, where he made a living captivating subway car audiences. Over the years, Crockett has developed a sound that has been compared to Bill Withers, Chuck Berry and Citizen Cope.
A soulful vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer Rachael Sage has become one of the busiest touring artists in independent music, performing 100+ dates a year with her band The Sequins throughout the US, UK, Europe and Asia. She has earned a loyal following for her dynamic piano playing, delicate guitar work, soulful vocals. and improvisational audience interaction.
Sage has shared stages with Sarah McLachlan, A Great Big World, Judy Collins, Colin Hay, Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, The Animals and Ani DiFranco. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and received numerous songwriting awards including The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Grand Prize) and several Independent Music Awards. Her songs have appeared on MTV, HBO, the “Fame” soundtrack, and in the current season of Lifetime’s #1 reality series,”Dance Moms”.
“One part Elton John, one part Kate Bush” — Uncut “her keen ironic sense of humor and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter“ — billboard.com
Featuring Nikko Raptoulis, William Cusack, Soup Of The Day