Friday, April 25th, 2014 7:00pm, $10 BYOB. Limited Open Seating – RSVP Required: 724.452.0539.
About Chad Elliott:
“…Chad Elliott stands out as a timeless and genuine musical poet with supple-strong roots like the bluestem and buffalo grass of Iowa prairie.” –Todd Partridge, NoDepression.com
Chad Elliott bought his first guitar at an Omaha pawn shop, a dreadnought next to the used guns and knives. He took it home, slowly taught himself to fingerpick and began transposing his poetry writing into original songs. www.chadelliott.net
Awards and Honors: 2013 Iowa Blues Challenge – Winner Solo/Duo; 2013 Rising Star – Finalist; 2012 Show Me the Music Song Contest – Finalist – Americana; 2012 Int. Folk Alliance Conference – Official Showcase Artist.
About Bejae Fleming and Jackie Blount:
“A first-rate songwriter, easily the best lyricist in the state … rich, dynamic … a totally engaging, must-see live performer … a fully realized folksinger at the peak of her power.” (Iowa City Icon)
BeJae Fleming is an energetic and entertaining performer of Southern blues and finely crafted original material. With passionate singing, innovative guitar work and engaging storytelling, she celebrates tribulation and triumph in songs that range from gentle to gritty, from heartfelt to humorous. www.bejaefleming.com
Jackie Blount studied the French horn, receiving her bachelor’s degree in music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the early 80s. Long inspired by performances of such notable bassists as Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clark, and Charles Mingus, and more recently by Brian Derek (who played on BeJae’s first CD, Red Cross Woman), she began learning to play the electric bass in the late ’90s and has accompanied BeJae Fleming’s performances since then.