Candy Lee ~ Emily Yates

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Fiddler's Dream Coffeehouse says
8pm: Candy Lee is an award winning, "golden voiced" singer/songwriter who combines her love for folk, jazz, and indie music to create her own original style. The first thing you'll notice when you hear Candy Lee is her voice- timeless, entrancing, and ethereal. She pulls you in with her sweet, catchy melodies and moving music, but it is her smart, creative lyrics that deserve a second listen. When she plays with her full band, Candy Lee and the Sweets, the band helps to create a more funky and psychedelic sound, which sets the mood for the main attraction of sultry three part female vocal harmonies.

Candy Lee is the 2011 Northwest Arkansas Music Award Winner for Best Female Singer/Songwriter and Best Female Vocalist in a Band. Her debut album, "The Gate," which features members of the Sweets, was also nominated for Album of the Year. She was recently a finalist for the Song of Arkansas Contest, for her song, "Here in Arkansas." Candy Lee and the Sweets recently played to a sold out crowd at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR.

9:20pm: Emily Yates, Eventual Ukelele Superstar, writes songs so that she can express her opinions without getting slapped. Emily's songs are based on her observations about Life, the Universe and Everything, plus a smile and the occasional friendly middle finger disguised as a wink. With her ukulele, tenor banjo, and complete lack of shame, she jauntily skips along a road paved with brazen lyrical honesty. She beckons you sweetly to hurry the hell up and sing along already.

After finishing a six-year stint in the U.S. Army, Emily Yates learned to play the ukulele, and decided to use her training as a military journalist for a greater purpose. She started writing songs – some light-hearted, such as "Try Not To Be A Dick," a finalist in the 2012 International Songwriting Competition, and some less so, like "Yellow Ribbon" and "Smoke Break," reflections on her deployments to Iraq – and playing them to her unsuspecting friends, loved ones and neighbors, who generally approved. Since 2011, she's recorded three albums of original songs: I've Got Your Folk Songs Right Here (2012), Folk In Your Face (2014), and a children's album, released under a pseudonym in 2014.

“There’s no denying Yates’ piercing wit and unflinching commitment to telling the truth as she sees it,” writes Gary Peterson in the San Jose Mercury News. “From ‘I Don’t Want to Have a Baby,’ to ‘Shut Yer Face,’ to ‘Foreign Policy Folk Song,’ you don’t have to wonder what she’s thinking.”

$8 admission - doors open at 7:15pm.
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