Saturday, March 06, 2010 5-7pm
Starbucks, Lexington, MA
ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE: live, free, original and caffeinated
In like a lion – three exciting, appealing acoustic acts for your listening enjoyment. Stop by the Acoustic Showcase for some great music!
Saturday, March 6th, from 5 to 8 pm
Starbucks, 60 Bedford Street in Lexington
Performers (in order of appearance):
Chris Eastburn and Mike Barrett
Guitarist and award-winning composer Chris Eastburn directs the Arlington-based Family Folk Chorale, and has performed with Bill Staines, Robbie O'Connell of the Clancy Brothers, Tracy Grammer, Sol y Canto, Scott Alarik and others. Chris teams up with his friend, fellow guitarist and vocalist Mike Barrett, to present a lively, harmony-filled blend of Buddy Holly-era rock, John Prine-inflected folk, Ricky Skaggs-inspired gospel, and Willie Nelson-style country. These Showcase regulars are always a lot of fun.
Songwriter/guitarist/singer Nathan Thompson grew up in the small farming town of Madelia in southern Minnesota. As a child, he played piano and clarinet; his love for jazz guitar came later, leading to a diploma with honors in Guitar Performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston. His career as a solo singer/songwriter began soon after graduating, and he's been wowing New England audiences ever since. Featuring groove-based melodies and affecting lyrics, Nathan's songs "come from within – I need to deeply connect to whatever I'm writing about."
Songwriter, singer, guitarist Ayan Sanyal plays arresting, original indie rock/folk, backed by his friend Ethan Schneider, a skilled drummer/percussionist. An excellent musician and an exciting performer, Ayan's a local (Lexington High) talent on the rise.