Tuesday, Sep 03

Time: 12:00 AM - 3:00 AM

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Description: Hey ya'll, summer's flyin' by! Join us at the Cowgirl for some great live music, some lunch and an ice cold beer on this Labor Day! We have two great musicians joining us for the holiday; Chi McClean is an acoustic rock musician based in Nashvile, who likes to hang out in CA for the summer. He'll be joined by one of our favorite local singer-songwriters, Sean Healen!................. Chi McClean was born and raised in New York before heading out to California in a beat up truck looking for a change. Settling in San Francisco, he began to develop an honest, introspective approach to his songwriting that ultimately formed the building blocks for his debut release, Something Out There and recently, his latest effort, A Thing Or Three. Currently based in Nashville, Tennessee, Chi writes acoustic rock songs marked by a haunting southern style. Many of his songs take a straightforward look at love, loss, and in the end, opportunity. Influenced by Jimi Hendrix, The Black Crowes, Free, The Faces and The Allman Brothers, Chi’s music borrows from the classic tones and song structures that formed the pillars of the 1960’s rock scene while presenting listeners with a contemporary and wholly unique perspective. Something Out There, Chi’s debut album released in 2009, was recorded in San Francisco, CA at Flying Kitchen and in Sausalito, CA at Studio D by Boone Spooner, mixed in Los Angeles, CA by Kevin Shirley (The Black Crowes, Led Zeppelin, Joe Bonamassa) at The Document Room, and mastered in New York, NY by Ryan Smith (James Taylor, Joe Bonamassa, O.A.R.) at Sterling Sound. The album is often described as melodic and soulful, drawing on complex guitar riffs, driving drum beats, colorful bass lines, and gritty layers of Hammond B-3 organ and vintage electric pianos. Since the release of Something Out There, Chi McClean has won a number of songwriting and performance awards for his music and has received critical acclaim from a variety of publications including the San Francisco Chronicle. Chi’s newest release, A Thing Or Three, is a live, in-studio, solo-acoustic recording that delivers the feeling of an intimate, living room performance. Recorded by Grammy nominated engineer and producer Cookie Marenco (Tony Furtado, Kelly Joe Phelps) at OTR Studios in Belmont, CA in a live, Extended Sound Environment (ESE) without the use of headphones, auto tune, or a metronome to Direct Stream Digital (DSD), A Thing Or Three captures the authentic, full dynamic range of Chi’s live performance at the highest audio fidelity possible. Officially released to fans at Café du Nord in San Francisco, California on Thursday, March 8th, 2012, A Thing Or Three is already making waves with acoustic music lovers and audiophiles worldwide. Chi is actively playing shows to promote Something Out There and his newest release A Thing Or Three and has performed live on several television and radio broadcasts including a live, in-studio performance on the nationally televised CBS program The Early Show. In addition, Chi’s music is currently featured on Virgin America’s in-flight entertainment system for all national flights throughout the United States and is available on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, DownloadsNow! and Pandora internet radio. Chi has also enjoyed three recent placements of one of his songs, co-written with Adam Zelkind, on the hit television series from The CW, “Hart of Dixie”. In between performances, Chi is currently writing and recording for his third, full-length album, scheduled for release this year. Chi proudly plays Taylor Guitars and Elixir Strings and is a member of West Coast Songwriters, Nashville Songwriters Association International, and Folk Alliance International. For tour dates or to listen, watch, and learn more, visit www.chimcclean.com........................ Sean Healen is an award winning singer/ songwriter. With music and lyrics reminiscent of Leonard Cohen and a style at once intricate and eloquent, Sean is rapidly achieving the national stage. A long time resident of New Mexico, his recent album "Floodplain" was awarded Best Rock CD 2009 at the New Mexico Music Awards. "Floodplain" was produced by Multi Platinum Producer John Kurzweg (Creed, Jewel, Big Head Todd) A more recent cd project "Crown Of Coal" was recorded and produced by Grammy winner and legendary producer Malcolm Burn (Emmy Lou Harris, Dylan etc,...) Sean also was recently produced by Multi Platinum Record Producer Scott Mathews (Cash, Orbison, Elvis Costello etc...) Healen has shared double bills with the following notables: Michael Franti, John Hiatt, Willy Porter, Kelly Joe Phelps/Corinne West Duo, Junior Brown, Chuck Prophet, The BoDeans, James McMurtry, The Gourds, Jackie Greene, The English Beat etc... Sean was recently honored to play the private reception for Oscar winner Ryan Bingham, Joe Ely, and Terry Allen after their Lensic performance. Quotes: "You are nothing short of mighty."--Scott Mathews Multi Platinum Producer "Leonard Cohen meet Steve Earl." -- Malcolm Burn Grammy Winning Producer "Meet New Mexico's best kept secret, singer/songwriter extraordinaire Sean Healen. Remember that name."--Gabe Gomez New Mexico Magazine " Man can this guy write a song."-- John Kurweg Multi Platinum Producer "This stuff rocks in all the right places, and rolls where you want to."-- Wes Studi (Avatar. Last of the Mohicans, Heat etc..) "You are a poet."--Willy Porter " With the edge of a Ryan Adams and the soul of a John Prine."-- Gabe Gomez New Mexico Magazine "A tremendously talented songwriter."--Devon Jackson Santa Fean Magazine "A rock folk bluesy virtuoso."-- Alex Devore Santa Fe Reporter Check out this article from NM Magazine about Sean! http://nmmagazine.com/music_healen_march12.php Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sean-Healen-Band/8455372417

Website: http://www.chimcclean.com

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