Abi Tapia smiles big when she sings. She can't help it - she's having so much fun. But in the world of independent music, where it's hip to be tortured, she sometimes feels like a Pollyanna.
Abi undoubtedly gets her optimism from her mom who was expelled from Catholic School for being pregnant with her, but called it "the best day of her life." Abi's first fifteen years were a blur of Southern towns and yearly uprooting as her mother chased work and higher education, eventually earning her Doctorate in Music and a job as a college professor. But the constant moving was presented as a big adventure and instilled in Abi the idea that new places have potential for happiness, discovery and success. So she kept moving.
The inviting warmth of the South, the expansiveness of the Midwestern Plains, the pluck and determination of a New England Yankee and a Texan's independent spirit all come together in Abi's "wanderlusty" music (a term she proudly displays on her guitar strap).
Abi chased the music around the country, playing legendary listening rooms like Club Passim, The Bitter End, The Bluebird CafÃ© and Eddie's Attic, while other nights she sang her heart out in crowded living rooms, libraries, or under a gazebo on a sprawling Texas ranch. Her songwriter's sensibility allows her to appreciate the details and subtle differences of each place she visits and offers potential adventure and inspiration.
With a new album to promote, a strong community of friends and fellow artists in Austin, the energy of and support of her partnership with MoonHouse Records and the ability to find the bright side in any situation, how could Abi not be smiling? But she won't stop moving, because there could always be something even better just over the horizon.
wsg David Mosher
For over 20 years, David Mosher has had the good fortune to perform, write, produce, record and teach music full time. He has toured internationally with Kate Mackenzie, John Rieschman, and Tammy Fassaert as well as recently accompanying folk icon Tom Paxton. He performs with Ann Arbor's Wild Swan Theater as their main musician and is also involved as music director of the newly formed Ramblin' River Road Show and part of the music team for the new musical "Swamp Opera".
Due to the inevitable conflict between large groups of people, messy desserts and showroom furniture the potlucks have been canceled for this and all future concerts. Please feel free to bring a beverage of your choice to enjoy during the show (but please be careful and mindful that all furniture is for sale,)
Comfy Couch Concerts/ Newport Furnishings
52504 Grand River Ave.
Wixom, MI 48393
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|