|Centre stores live music in Warehouse
RELEASED: Aug. 11, 2005
DANVILLE, KYCentre College's Student Activities Council will kick off the 2005-2006 year with a series of live music performances. With everything from favorite Top 40 songs to singer-songwriters, students of all musical preferences will receive the opportunity to listen to good musicfree!at theWarehouse Student Center. All performances begin at 8 p.m.
Drew Holcomb (Thursday, Oct. 13)Although fresh out of college, Holcomb's songs reveal a mature musician who tells tales of tragedy, lost love, and redemption. His unique sound has roots in Appalachian blues and southern rock, but is a genre unto itself. Currently riding the success of his debut album Washed In Blue, Holcomb has shared the stage with renowned performers like Ryan Adams. With his progressive sound and honest musical sensibilities, it's no surprise he has written permission from Ryan Adams himself to perform "Oh My Sweet Carolina." Find out more about the artist.
Shevy Smith (Wednesday, Nov. 16) A performer who's not only familiar in the girl-next-door kind of way, Smith is completely fresh and innovative at the same time. Through constant touring and live performances, Smith is perfecting her unique blend of acoustic rock that stays true to her Kansas roots and invites everyone to join in on the fun. Sweet, smart and cute, Smith leads her audience with vivid musical direction and fun-filled interaction. Find out more about the artist.
Ryan Adcock (Thursday, Dec. 1)Recently voted Cincinnati's "Best Singer/Songwriter" and "Best Rock Vocalist" in a regional entertainment poll, it's no surprise that this well-known singer-songwriter has the ability to perform songs that enchant and inspire. As much a storyteller as a performer, he offers between-song banter that sets him apart from his contemporaries. A versatile musician at home both in coffeehouses and large concert venues, Adcock's music and words translate to any atmosphere. Find out more about the artist.
Syd (Thursday, Jan. 19)Never intended to be a full band, this Boston-based group rocks the songs of front-man and singer-songwriter Syd. Blending pop-influenced rock with soul, Syd is creating such a buzz that our ears are ringing. Exciting and entertaining for students and fans, Syd engages their audience with between-song-banter and universal musical perspectives that are charismatic, fun and charming. A dynamic group, Syd allows students to rock out to powerful jams one minute and chill with their mellow grooves the next. When Syd performs, the audience members are the lucky ones getting to experience and enjoy while Syd does all the work. Find out more about the artists.
Gregory Douglass (Thursday, Feb. 23)Gregory Douglass creates a unique and soulful folk infusion that not only haunts, but stirs thought and emotion inside listeners. Inviting a wide array of comparisons from Jeff Buckley to Tori Amos and even Bjork, Douglass' musical resume is not your average Joe Songwriter. An old soul trapped inside a 22-year-old's body, Douglass infuses wisdom and experience into his songs, and has the discography to prove it. With four critically acclaimed, independent CDs under his belt, 22-year-old Gregory Douglass is well ahead of his years. Find out more about the artist.
Dave Tamkin (Thursday, Mar. 9)Rhythmic, acoustic rock that you just can't resist. Featured as one of two house acts at the Chicago House of Blues, Tamkin knows exactly what it takes to get a crowd going. Tamkin's songs are borne from a wide range of musical influences including Toad the Wet Sprocket, Martin Sexton, David Gray, Willie Porter, Neil Young, Chuck Berry and Keller Williams. Chicagogigs.com describes Tamkin's performance as "bursting at the seams with positive energy." Find out more about the artist.
Jennifer Daniels (Tuesday, Apr. 18)Springing from Celtic roots, but "regional" in the best sense of the word, Jennifer Daniels mixes a strong dash of folk with the more modern rock, connecting both Daniels and her listeners to the rustic land found in the south. Performing Songwriter describes the South that she writes of as "the Flannery O' Conner and William Faulkner South. Darkly romantic, hot and humid, haunted and gothic. This is music that seems to have grown slowly from some rich, dark soil." A regular at revered listening rooms like Eddie's Attic of Atlanta, Daniels' music captivates and demands to be heard in its echoes of Sarah McClachlan and Joni Mitchell. Find out more about the artist.
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