Live at the Warehouse
RELEASED: Aug. 10, 2006
DANVILLE, KY—Centre College's Student Activities Council will kick off the 2006-2007 year with a series of live music performances. With everything from favorite Top 40 songs to singer-songwriters, students of all musical tastes will receive the opportunity to listen to good music—free!—at theWarehouse Student Center. All performances begin at 8 p.m.
Brazz Tree (Tuesday, Sept. 5)—Brazz Tree captures the essence of innovative sound and a powerful live show. Inspired by traditional Eastern and Western compositions, the duo's musical vision is a fusing of guitarist Brads' folk-inspired, percussive riff-based guitar lines coupled with traditional folk and fiddle tunes underneath Mazz's evocative lyrics. They have accompanied on stage the likes of, Kanye West, Moby, Jay-Z, Perry Farrell, Vernon Reid and DJ Logic. "…Quest…" is Brazz Tree's debut record, which captures the essence of the act's innovative sound and powerful live show. They have performed at 2006 SXSW Music Festival, 2006 NACA National Convention, 2006 NXNE Festival and Temecula Valley Film Festival. Find out more about the artist.
Levi Smith (Tuesday, Oct. 24)—Emerging out of the Texas music scene, Levi Smith is one person, yet encompassed in a band—an impressive trio to be exact. Levi is a live experience that one cannot see too many times. It's the group you'd travel long distances for because of their endearing and vulnerable nature. Levi's music is the kind that empowers you emotionally to face the difficulty of broken relationships and enlightens you on the road to self-awareness. He dares you to say outloud what you're thinking on the inside, yet never find the courage to say. Find out more about the artist.
Rachel Loy (Tuesday, Nov. 7)—Pop singer-songwriter Rachel Loy is sharing something deeply personal when she writes and performs. With a sound that blends the best of John Mayer and Nelly Furtado, Rachel's shimmering collection of pop-songs has gotten the attention of audiences and record labels alike. At the age of 23, her accomplishments already include a 2004 single deal with Sony/Epic Records, a performance on NBC's Today Show, a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music (becoming the first full-time Berklee College of Music woman to be awarded a major record deal), two independently recorded CDs, and numerous national tours since 2005. Find out more about the artist.
Shevy Smith (Thursday, Jan. 11)—Deeply rooted in the late 70's era of sunny California country-rock, Shevy Smith is a modern throwback, with almost an "heartland rock" sound. Drawing upon influences like Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow, and Emmylou Harris, Shevy's tunes reflect a young, free-wheeling attitude coupled with lyrical substance. Shevy, a Kansas native, is perpetually on tour and is also a songwriter for Petty Cash Music, a publishing company based in her adopted hometown of Nashville, Tenn. Shevy is currently working on her sophomore release following her 2004 debut album, Blueprint. Find out more about the artist.
Dave Tamkin (Thursday, Feb. 15)—Chicago singer/songwriter, Dave Tamkin, has created his own unique style of rhythmic-acoustic rock that's based around a fresh musical vision. While touring nationally, he's shared the stage with Guster, Rusted Root, Fountains of Wayne, Butch Walker, Vertical Horizon, Stroke 9, Will Hoge and The Violent Femmes. His shows vary from intimate solo acoustic performances to a full band experience encapsulating a mixture of personal lyrics and skilled songwriting set against a high-energy percussive backbone. Chicagogigs.com describes Dave's performance as "bursting at the seams with positive energy." Find out more about the artist.
Shannon Curtis (Tuesday, Mar. 6)—When Shannon Curtis was seven, her piano teacher told her she played like a boy. Today, she is still killing her piano and delivering a signature vocal style that is as breathtakingly intimate as powerful. Her tenure as lead of modern rock band Paradigm gained her thousands of devoted fans nationwide—the same fans are now falling in love with the newfound rawness and honesty that permeates her new solo project. Shannon draws comparisons to Fiona Apple and Sarah McLachlan on her bare bones EP treated only with piano and vocal, while endearing live audiences with her living-room demeanor and sparkling humor. Find out more about the artist.John Rush (Tuesday, Apr. 10)—John Rush takes you on a musical journey like no other one-man show can by singing and playing guitar, bass, harmonica, piano, sax, keyboard and percussion. If you think you've seen this before, you're wrong. John Rush is not just another singer/songwriter! He's a virtuoso guitarist with a great voice. John plays original music and covers and is called a "Human iPod" because he can play over 55 hours of music by request! John Rush won Campus Activities Magazine Entertainer of the Year and Campus Awards Musician of the Year! Showcased NACA Nationals 2005. Find out more about the artist.
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