Saturday, November 20, 2010 5pm to 8pm
60 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA 02421
I will be play a 45-60 minute set on Saturday night (tomorrow). Here is the line up. The evening runs from 5-8pm. I go on at 6pm. Hope to see you there!
Recently renamed and ready to rock, the Showcase "house band" plays delicious original music that somehow manages to be thoughtful, raunchy, wry, and sincere all at the sam...e time. David Keevil writes songs about love and mortality (with a surprisingly light, melodic touch, given the subject matter); he also sings, plays guitar, and blows a sweet harmonica. Don Strauss builds strong bodies seven ways on bass and vocal harmonies, and Will Ryan picks a juicy mandolin while bursting into song on occasion. Every now and again they spice up their sets with a few AM radio hits from the 60's.
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, 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."
Local singer/songwriter Lena Stein has been writing and singing songs since she was "really young." Currently she's finishing high school, while performing her music at coffee shops and open mics around the Boston Area, at the Exposure Music Festival in Worcester, MA, the El Rey Theater in LA., and "Grammy Camp" (ask her). Lena's songs are inspired by relationships old and new, and the "crazy, beautiful things" love makes people do.