As always, house band DK & the Joy Machine warms things up with smart and quirky alt-folk and acoustic punk on Mountain dulcimer. Lianne Smith sings grown-up songs about architecture, thieves, bicycles, the end of summer, and two roads that diverge in a wood. Ember Schrag–accompanied by guitar and band–closes out the night with her Great-Plains-gothic style, writing about land and space and hope and despair. This music will make your heart sing and your eyes fill up with stars!
$8 ADMISSION + one drink minimum
*No one turned away and show your love to the artists! *
Thanks to the woman-owned FUNKADELIC STUDIOS for being our sponsors!
Show starts 7pm SHARP… wraps up by 10pm
Come early to get a seat and something yummy to eat!
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DK & THE JOY MACHINE
DK&theJoyMachine’s album, SHY ONE, has been described as “…very intense, colorful and diverse … a novel of sorts. Dark, light, humorous & humble. ” Her “quirky and smart” songs celebrate all the crucial things in life: unrequited love, falling in love with feral cats, and treating yourself with kindness. Known for her sultry, expressive voice, well crafted songs, and genre-blending, innovative work on mountain dulcimer—plucking, strumming, bowing and “rocking out” on this trad instrument, “DK”’s music is at turns evocative, moving and playful and fun.
Lianne Smith writes songs about standing in the middle of the road and wondering which way to go, about how others cheat us and how we cheat ourselves, about free-wheeling, bicycle riding, look-ma-no-hands exhilarations, and how it feels to say goodbye to summer.
Ember Schrag is a singer and guitarist from western Nebraska. Hailed as “distinctive and free of affect or artifice” by the A.V. Club, her Great-Plains-gothic style “lands somewhere between Scout Niblett and Karen Dalton, writing about land and space and hope and despair” (Nightlight). Schrag now lives in New York and is hard at work on her third record. Her current band includes guitarist Bob Bannister, bassist Debby Schwartz, and Schrag’s longtime collaborator, Gary Foster, on drums, with occasional guests Susan Alcorn (pedal steel) and Concetta Abbate (violin).