Monday, Mar 10
Time: 8:00 AM
Description: ADAM ARCURAGI - One of today’s fastest rising folk/alt-country troubadours, Adam Arcuragi, has been reeling in addicted fans on both sides of the Atlantic, with the music that some call “Death Gospel” …although its not what you think… Much like the geographic collision of being raised in both Georgia and Philadelphia, the music grabs parts and pieces from genres spanning folk, soul, country, Indie rock and even old blues field recordings. As a published playwright, Adam’s songs spill over with compelling and poignant lyrics that garner continuous praise, or as John Schacht of the All Music Guide states “There is unbridled joy inherent in even the saddest of these songs, and unforgettable images in almost every verse”. Combined with the talents of The Lupine Chorale Society, a collective of multifarious and talented musicians & friends, the music erupts into a veritable tent revival of songs that you can’t help but clap, stomp, or sing along to. The past year brought the release of Adam’s last album I Am Become Joy, a month-long European tour, attention from NPR, Rolling Stone, and Paste Magazine, various TV / film placements, and a song placement in a nationally running commercial campaign. This summer, Adam and the band played over 40 shows and festivals across the US, and toured the Southeast this fall, with These United States. The new album was recorded this fall in Lexington KY, with producer Duane Lundy. Joining Adam will be Laura Burhenn, a singer-songwriter and front woman of the Saddle Creek, Omaha-based band, The Mynabirds. Originally from Washington, DC, she’s traveled the world extensively as a musician with her own band and as a touring member of The Postal Service and Bright Eyes. She has performed on The Colbert Report, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. When she is not on tour or making or putting out records, she reads poetry, books on string theory and helps out with Omaha Girls Rock, VOICE (a community action group dedicated to progress and social justice in Omaha), and Opera Omaha. She believes in making the world better through art....AARON HAMRE-With a sexy and soulful voice, singer/songwriter/ musician AARON HAMRE plays a unique kind of bluesy acoustic dance-rock that is heavy on rhythm and light on the ears. His songs make you dance and they stick in your head. The nimble fingered guitarist (Austin Chronicle top10) was recognized for his music by the Legislature of his home state of New Mexico in 2005. After the release of his first studio album at 18, Aaron was taken under the wing of legendary producer Nik Venet (Beach Boys, Frank Zappa, Sam Cooke) who taught him about recording. "He showed me a lot. He said-'Don't be like a moth to the candle like everybody else. Be a moth to the moon.' Guitar is Aaron's favorite instrument, introduced to it by a family friend Billy Etheridge (early ZZ Top, Marc Benno and the Nightcrawlers) who had helped young Stevie Ray Vaughn learn to play. At the helm of many bands over the years in New Mexico, California and Texas, Aaron has opened for such music luminaries as No Doubt, Sheryl Crow, Buffy Sainte Marie, Joanne Shenondoah, Dash Rip Rock, The Hooters, and others. While playing for two years in Los Angeles, Aaron was gifted a handmade guitar by a fan (30 Seconds To Mars' Tomo Millicevic) and invited to sing at the Ford Ampitheater during the Red Nation Celebration. He was then brought out to Austin to play guitar on a project with Steve Miller co-writer Chris Mc Carty and stayed for a few years -"Austin is beautiful."