Sat. 8/9 – “Muse Bird Cafe” – W/ Hilary Scott, Jaspar Lepak and Val D’Alessio – (Singers Songwriters in the Round) – 7:30pm – $10 2

August 9, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

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Hilary Scott tours nationally and internationally as a singer-songwriter, presenting audiences with an ever-changing blend of sounds in her performances as a singer-songwriter, pianist, guitarist and violinist. In 2010 she added award-winning songwriter to her list of accolades. Italian producer Euro Ferrari (Bjork, Sting, Pavarotti) says,”…Hilary Scott writes and sings in a way that creates a fascinating and intimate world, and it is enough for her to utilize only a whisper to raise deep emotions in the listener. Her voice is absolutely extraordinary in its emotional greatness…to listen to Hilary Scott live is as though to “hear” America, that America many of us dreamed of us as children, that brings to mind Woodstock, Joan Baez, Marilyn Monroe, John Kennedy, etc…

Jaspar Lepak –  is a folk/Americana songstress whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. Playful, intimate, heartfelt, and intense, her lyrics expose a brave vulnerability as well as an art for storytelling, while her clear, strong voice penetrates the heart. Singing with “the kind of Americana, lullaby ghost of a voice that listeners search for in roots music” (Twin Cities A.V. Club), Lepak charms as she stirs, and her performances keep your toes tapping and your heart on your sleeve. Since 2004, Lepak has been sharing her songs throughout the Midwest, but from 2009 to 2011 she lived in Durban, South Africa. Performing on some of the country’s premier stages, she gained an enthusiastic following, and in July of 2011, she recorded her sixth original CD, “Forgiving Wind,” which Rolling Stone South Africa hailed as an album full of “beauty and original charm.” Lepak currently resides in Seattle and released her seventh CD, “Wide World,” this spring. Crafted with simple elegance, “Wide World” showcases the best of what Lepak’s live performances have to offer: humor, vulnerability, an emphasis on nature and the seasons, and a quiet fierceness that champions the female voice and honors the emotions of the heart.

Val D’Alessio Expressive vocals and captivating guitar form a perfect partnership to deliver Val D’Alessio’s playful, spiritually centered music. Her bluesy folk-pop style and inspired lyrics touch on the forgotten places in the heart that long to remember the music within.Influences of her first musical loves, James Taylor, Carole King and the Beatles can be found in her melody driven songwriting. Val is also noted for her innovative finger style guitar, woven intricately with her soulful vocals reminiscent of Bonnie Raitt and Nancy Griffith. Val discovered a passion for music at an early age. She taught herself to play guitar at age 10, sitting in her room in Winthrop, Maine. The earthy unpretentious qualities of Maine culture had significant influence in her development as a songwriter. Her musical adventures took off when she formed the rock band “Distortion” with her brother a year later. They played the usual “Smoke on the Stairway to Free Bird Heaven” classic rock songs at school dances and parties. After the band broke up,

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      Hi Kirk! The show is in the round – so Hilary, Val, and myself will all be on stage together, sharing songs one after the other. First set starts at 7:30pm. Hope to see you there!