Please note early start time: Potluck starts at 5:30 Please bring something to share. Music starts at 7PM Please bring donations to support these internationally hard working performers, Thanks! I am so excited to welcome back SnowApple! As my wife pointed out, 'the first explosive standing ovation ever at the Beery House'! Biography Sometimes the hardest part of telling a story is choosing what to leave out... The three young Dutch women who make up SNOWAPPLE have done a lot of living, more so than many musicians twice their age. Dig beneath the surface of this earthy, almost unassuming, folk/chanson trio, and you’ll find a tangle of rich and varied life experiences. Laurien has an international career as an opera singer, but also finds time to moonlight with gypsy-punk groups, model the outfits of up-and-coming Dutch fashion designer Mo Benchellal and read post-graduate physics at the University of Amsterdam. Una is a talented jazz singer who has worked with numerous bands from across the Netherlands and France. She is also the daughter of the celebrated and much-loved South African jazz saxophonist/composer, Sean Bergin (1948-2012), who first found notoriety by performing illegally with black township musicians in defiance of the Apartheid regime. Laura is a singer, composer and conductor from Latvia who has lived and worked as a musician in the Netherlands since 2007. Her musical background of Latvian folk music and 12 years of European academic music studies complements a strong interest in modern jazz and the popular music of Brazil, along with a more recent exploration of singer-songwriter compositions. Laura was awarded the Best Composition Prize in the 2012 Dutch Jazz Competition. Together they are SNOWAPPLE, a group that ambitiously draws upon markedly different musical genres to create a uniquely eclectic yet wholly natural sound. Their eponymous debut album (released in 2013 on V2 Records in Benelux, Debt Records in UK and Zip Records in USA) is beautiful and beguiling in equal measure, full of catchy pop-folk numbers punctuated by excursions into the darker and more romantic side of the human condition. Their new album, Illusions, shows a marked growth and experimentation in the band’s repertoire, and has a richer, more developed sound. For this album they worked with a wide range of producers and musicians, including xxx. The band is on a continual whistle-stop tour of continental Europe, UK and USA. Debt Records is delighted and proud to have become Snowapple's UK homebase. Louis Barabbas, Debt Records Note: In September 2014 Fanny decided to take some more time to herself and Laura, our friend and an incredibly talented singer/composer, has joined Snowapple.Fanny will remain involved in the creative process.
And for the first time here, I am honored to introduce you to Portland-based Three for Silver.
"Riots, drunken rants, crow conversations, heartbeats, and heartbreaks. Three For Silver plays Top 40 music from an alternate universe where the bass banjo is more popular than the electric guitar.
It's like finding a word for an emotion you could never describe but always felt. If it's folk music, no one has found it's country of origin".
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