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I’ve just returned home from a 6-week bicycle-powered banjo music tour on the west coast! I’ll spend the evening recounting stories from the road, sharing some brand new songs and some old ones to help in the story telling.
There will also be opportunities for discussion about bicycle touring and commuting! This was my third long bike tour, and there was plenty to be learned while riding between Oakland and Vancouver in the wintertime 😀
Hope to see you on Sunday 3/26
@Sacred Root Kava Lounge & Tea Bar
[all ages, free admission]
Come by for delicious ice cream (great vegan options available!) and some music. There’s a lovely piano there that I will be sure to make good use of 🙂
- The Hook-Featuring: Matt Nakoa, Travis Knapp, Sheralyn Jeanne
- Doors Open Time: 7:00
- Shows Start Time: 7:30
- Ticket Price: $12
- Event Description:
The Oswego Music Hall presents The Hook: Songwriters Concert Series on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 7:30pm. This innovative songwriter-focused concert will feature Matt Nakoa, Travis Knapp, Sheralyn Jeanne.
The Hook is a concert series highlighting songwriters in a unique format, bringing the power of three individually talented artists into one space.
Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the River’s End Bookstore in Oswego,and online at www.oswegomusichall.org or at the door. Doors open at 7pm.
- Performer Descriptions:
Matt Nakoa is an internationally touring singer/songwriter, recently appearing at The White House, throughout India, and regularly with folk icon Tom Rush. Growing up on a small goat farm in rural NY State, Matt discovered music as a means of teenage escape and trained to be a concert pianist. Matt was ultimately accepted as a vocalist to Berklee College of Music where he studied alongside soon-to-be Grammy winners St. Vincent and Esperanza Spalding among others.
After school, Matt landed in NYC’s vibrant piano bar scene. There he quickly became a star performer at Manhattan’s famous Brandy’s Piano Bar, with lines waiting outside the door each Saturday night. As if illustrating two sides of himself, Matt’s first album, Light In The Dark (2012), is a sweeping pop opus, while A Dozen Other Loves (2014) explores an intimate acoustic palette. Across the board his song craft has garnered awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festival’s prestigious New Folk Competition. Though not easily pinned down, “In sum,” as a recent review put it, “Matt Nakoa is a musical adept, one of those well kept secrets you just can’t help but celebrate: intimate and genuine, soulful and bittersweet, a rich poetic songbook sung in praise to a complicated, emotionally present world.”Travis Knapp’s music is uplifting folk-soul, primarily featuring clawhammer banjo, vocals, danceable grooves, and audience singing. His third album, “All the Stars You Hold,” was released this past year in Ithaca – with both a conventional full-band release show, as well as an eclectic and well-received circus show to a live band performance of the album. The Friends of Bound for Glory (the country’s longest-running live folk radio broadcast) selected his solo performance as this year’s “Best of Bound for Glory,” This winter, Travis was on a bicycle-powered house concert tour from Oakland, CA to Vancouver, BC.Author and activist Starhawk says, “Travis Knapp is a brilliant musician with a resonant voice. His songs are uplifting and strong, kindling a sense of hope and optimism. He is very impressive.”
Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, Sheralyn has picked up many styles and techniques from watching and involving herself in open jams, local bands, live shows, choirs, churches, schools, and more. After exploring many different approaches to a career in music including achieving an A.A.S. in Music from Onondaga Community College, her love for writing and recording original music prevailed. After her 2016 SAMMY award winning album with local Syracuse band, Early Bird Trio, Sheralyn was quickly on her way to a solo career where she would begin to explore a fresh approach to the modern day singer/songwriter genre. She strives to create a unique sound that is focused on the singer and lyrics but also incorporates a mixture of folk, jazz, and experimental music. Heavily influenced by Bon Iver, Radiohead, Becca Stevens, Kim Janssen, and traces of her love for music history, you’ll never know what to expect. For more information on booking, shows, and music, visit; www.facebook.com/sheral
ynjeanne or email her at email@example.com
Come celebrate The Big Lebowski film, by bowling a couple rounds and drinking White Russian specials, while Nate Marshall and Travis Knapp serenade with music from the soundtrack.
Rot’n’Roll performs educational parody songs all about COMPOSTING! This will be their 9th annual appearance at the Compost Fair, and the band has expanded from its original duo to a proper four-piece rot-band. Recordings will be available for the first time ever, so you can now take home classics such as “Rot Me Mama” (“rock me mama”), “Throw-Away Stew” (“runaround sue”), and “Have You Ever Seen Old Grains” (“have you ever seen the rain”)!!
4/29 and 5/6
8 Shows: May 4-7, and May 11-14
A circus show featuring the talented performers of Circus Culture, and Travis Knapp as ringmaster and bandleader
4th Annual FlowJam in Bluemont, VA !!
We’re bringing more magic than any year prior to the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. And we want you there! Watch the Promo video below and get your hands on tickets before we sell out.
Tickets on Sale Feb 15th-April 1st: $120
April 2nd-June 18th: $150
Week of Festival: $175
Stay connected @WineDownYoga on Instagram and use hashtag #FlowJam4 #FlowJam2017 with your posts. Latest announcements are posted on our FB group /winedownyoga.
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NOTE: Tickets are fully transferable to others.
What’s new in 2017? We’re teaming up with Camp Contact (a Burning Man theme camp), to bring you showers, a steam bath and the Lapiz Geodesic Dome for all attendees to use! This year we’re excited to announce that we’re opening up access to the back field (approx 6 acres) to host your Theme Camps and Art Installations. We’ll open registration for this space in the coming weeks after tickets go on sale.
Camp Contact is also offering movement modalities including Contact Improv & AcroYoga in the healing dome. 2017 is also riddled with new talent & special excursions, more below.
AT THE FESTIVAL: You’ll have access to massage therapists and healers offering their services at discounted prices for the festival. There will also be healers offering their services to you as gifts for being part of the community. There will be healthy & hearty food vendors taking care of your food & beverage needs– and you’re welcome to pack a cooler **NO GLASS PERMITTED ON PREMISES**! The event takes place on WineDown Yoga’s home farm housing horses & other farm animals, we require all in attendance to respect the land and our Bluemont neighbors. Everything you bring in you bring out. This is a leave no trace event.
**This is a family friendly event, there will be numerous activities for kids of all ages to participate in at the festival. Ages 5 and under free, 6-12 tickets $50 & on sale in the coming weeks**
What’s included in your ticket purchase?
- 3 day camping pass to the festival
- Access to showers & steam bath, live music, yoga, ecstatic dance, vendors, geodesic healing & acro yoga dome, and entrance to most workshops
- Fresh well water to re-fill your water bottle
What’s not included in your purchase?
- Transportation to & from the festival (Carpools to/from D.C will be arranged)
- Transportation from the FlowJam farm to a private location on the banks of the Shenandoah river for yoga, a dip & a float
- Transportation to the Bluemont Vineyard for wine tasting and scenic views
- Excursions will be available to purchase separately as we move closer to the date of the festival.
- Camping equipment & food
2017’s line up is off the charts special and includes the areas best talent guaranteed to create electric mountain vibes. We’re also welcoming new “out of town” guest Travis Knapp, from Ithaca, NY, whose music & soul resonates with our Blue Ridge roots and FlowJam vibe. We are stoked to welcome him and other new faces like Camp Contact, Druminyasa, Wynn Paris, and DJ EquaniSeung to the FlowJam stage along with our home grown family throughout Virginia, Maryland, D.C. and our local watering hole in Loudoun County, VA. Thank you to all who have supported the growth of this festival over the years (Mateo Monk, Buddhagraph Spaceship, Tenya Lee, Jessica Lin, Jennie Light and Brian James, just to name a few…)
We’re excited & hope you’ll join us for our biggest event yet!