March 3: Connor Garvey w/ Laura Baron
he Stone Room House Concerts has partnered with Bikenetic to bring you live music on the first Sunday of every month from February through June (except for Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 3!)
Doors at 6:30; Music at 7 pm
Bikenetic is a full-service bicycle shop located at 922 W. Broad Street in Falls Church, owned by Jan Feuchtner. As Jan says, nothing goes better with biking than beer and music.
Last summer, we held one concert (with Barrett Smith), which was so successful that we've set up this series. The show will work much like the house concerts -- there will be a suggested contribution (of $10-15 a person), and guests are welcome to bring snacks/desserts and/or a beverage. Some beer and wine will be served.
Please donate 10 dollars to reserve a seat, or 15 for reserved seating near the front. 100% of all proceeds will go to the musicians!
Connor Garvey's songs are like placing folk-funk guitar & ukulele, soulful vocals, and paradoxical metaphors in an electric juicer- you've never tasted it before, but its intriguing and delectable so you have to keep drinking. His clever, rhythmic string foundations provide a background for his most prominent instrument, his voice. His songs draw the attention of the entire room with humor, daring honesty, and grace through "a universal message that people can grab hold to just the kind of thing I needed." (Dennis Bigelow-Music Director of KRFC-FM) It is this conection with his audience that makes Garvey wonderfully successful in his live performances where he invites the them to share in the beauty of the moment- the shared night of music.
"Garvey's sandy tenor, attention to rhythmic detail and winsome way with a melody bring to mind the music of Paul Simon in his Rhymin Simon days as well as contemporaries Josh Ritter and Jason Mraz" writes music blog Direct Current. The entertainment publication The Portland Phoenix describes Garvey's style as "Martin Sexton-ish jangle-funk, Mraz-y confessionals, and a very clear voice." Time and again he is heralded for his unique voice, approach, and ability to connect with the listener- qualities that are necessary for a long career.
Laura Baron is a multi-award winning singer songwriter. She is the recipient of three Gold Awards from the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest. Her most recent CD, Scenes From The Avenue features many of her award winning songs. In 2008 she won Gold in the Jazz/Blues category for her song, Kindness Don't Rest Easy, which she performed at the Smithsonian Baird Auditorium as a part of the SAW/BWI songwriters showcase.
This earthy, bluesy song celebrates every day acts of kindness that make a difference in our world. In 2007 "Winter Don't Own Me" won a Gold Award in the Jazz/Blues Category. Her first CD, Stay With Me contains the song "Peace Someday, a song about the Iraq War won Gold in Mid-Atlantic Song Contest in 2004.
Laura has recorded two CD's for adults (and 5 for children with Patti Dallas). Her adult recordings are Stay With Me -released with DC record label Azalea City Recording and Scenes From The Avenue a self release in 2008.
Stone Room @ Bikenetic (View)
922 West Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
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