Steve Seskin, Amy Speace & Kenny White
Sunday, November 23, 2014, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

songmasters in-the-round

$23 advance / $25 door

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November 23 8:00 pm

Steve SeskinA Freight favorite since the 1970s, Steve Seskin has enjoyed tremendous success in Nashville, with a boatload of songs recorded by Tim McGraw, Neal McCoy, John Michael Montgomery, Kenny Chesney, Collin Raye, Peter Frampton, Waylon Jennings, Alabama, Mark Wills, and Peter Paul and Mary. His song “Don't Laugh At Me” was a finalist for the Country Music Awards Song of the Year in 1999 and has spurred an entire tolerance movement, launched by the Don’t Laugh at Me Project. Steve grew up in New York and currently lives just up the road in Richmond. He “has the gift of song,” says the San Francisco Chronicle. “His voice has a natural lilt that can’t be learned. The combination of musicianship and repertoire makes for a rich and satisfying musical experience.” Steve has a fine new album, Some Sunsets, recorded with Julia Sinclair.

Amy SpeaceBorn in Baltimore, raised in Pennsylvania, and educated at Amherst, Amy Speace toured with the National Shakespeare Company and moved to New York City with the intention of pursuing a career in theater – but a pawn shop guitar and a gift for writing songs led her in a different direction, playing gigs in places like The Bitter End and The Living Room, signing as the first artist on Judy Collins’ Wildflower label, making multiple appearances on Mountain Stage, and recording five albums so far, including her latest, How to Sleep in a Stormy Boat. Kim Ruehl of praises “her subtle twang, soulful vocals, and thoughtful lyrics,” and artists like Nanci Griffith and Guy Clark have gone out of their way to support her work.

Kenny WhiteKenny White plays the piano with effortless fluency and writes songs that tickle the mind and stir the soul. You may have heard him on KFOG’s Acoustic Sunrise, which often plays “Gotta Sing High” from his fifth and most recent album, Comfort in the Static. Kenny has worked with such artists as Cheryl Wheeler, Gladys Knight, Linda Ronstadt, Dwight Yoakam, Ricky Skaggs, Kim Carnes, Felix Cavaliere, Dobie Gray, and Aaron Neville, and has produced albums for Shawn Colvin and Peter Wolf. The website praises his “jazz-tinged keyboard work and his breathy, rangy tenor,” and declares, “he has the wit of an Elvis Costello to go with the mastery of language of a Jackson Browne.” His songs are clever, articulate, and musically satisfying. They not only make you laugh, they make you think and feel.

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