The 1770 Mennonite Meetinghouse is a great space to gather for live music. Local alt-country singer-songwriter Dawn Hiatt (www.dawnhiattmusic.com) hosts featured performers for intimate, acoustic gatherings in the historic 1770 Germantown Mennonite Meetinghouse. February's music night will feature two regional artists - Ben Arnold and Tim Hein. Free admission - donations gratefully accepted About the Artists: BEN ARNOLD www.benarnold.com Ben Arnold has toured throughout the United States and Europe with various line-ups both solo and with his rollicking live band. He has shared a stage with everyone from Ryan Adams, David Gray, Ben Folds and Lucinda Williams to Ron Sexsmith, Randy Newman, Martin Sexton, David Johanson, Jackson Browne, Amos Lee and even a strangely mysterious week in Holland with Townes Van Zandt in the last year of his life. His lyrics remind you of John Hiatt and he's been told he sings a bit like Randy Newman, but writes hooks like Springsteen used to do in the '80s. His songs explore strong emotions while his music draws on rock, folk, R&B and all genres in between. Ben Arnold has been playing some of the most soulful sounds in and around the Northeastern parts of USA for the last 15 years. Although he was born in the former steel industry town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he grew up mainly in the city center of Philadelphia attending Philadelphia's High School for Performing Arts. Ben has covered a lot of musical ground in his many records. His latest SIMPLIFY on Blue Rose Records is organic, bluesy and even funky at times. More so than any of his other releases. With Ben featured on piano and guitar, it is at times both gospel and spiritual as well as grooving, moving and electric. It was recorded live, over 3 days in Philadelphia, PA co-produced with Barrie Maguire (Natalie Merchant, The Wallflowers & Amos Lee) along with some of the most talented players and people Ben knows. - See more at: http://www.benarnold.com/solo/#sthash.nQBhDVmS.dpuf TIM HEIN http://timheinmusic.net/ Tim Hein has a strong presence and artistic voice. At his core, he is a folk rock musician, harkening back to the traditions of honest, American storytelling. His sound is dynamic, incorporating raw emotion and intensity, soaring melodies, and intelligent songwriting. These qualities, evolved and sharpened through years of performance, recording, and general life experience, create the cornerstone in which Tim is grounded. Tim now splits his time teaching high school in Delaware and pursuing songwriting and performance throughout the greater Philadelphia region. After a number of years slowly building a repertoire of songs, gigging at venues such as the Crazy Donkey and169 Bar in New York, The North Star Bar, The Legendary Dobbs, and Milkboy in Philadelphia, and The World Cafe Live at the Queen in Delaware, Tim recorded an eight-tracked album with producer Ross Bellenoit at Turtle Studios in Philadelphia.Along the Banks of the Delaware, released in 2014, represents a turning point for Tim. The stories told in this album draw upon his observations from living and working in the Delaware Valley for the past few years. It has also opened a new chapter in Tim’s own story as an artist. *********** 'Like' the Germantown Mennonite Historic Trust page to receive invitations to future concerts, as well as other updates. Third Thursday Music at the Meetinghouse is made possible by support from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Historic Germantown, as well as generous supporters. To make a donation to support Music at the Meetinghouse and Germantown Mennonite Historic Trust's ongoing work, go to http://tinyurl.com/supportGMHT.
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