Women Songwriters in the Round@Shaker and Vine
Women Songwriters in the Round @ Shaker and Vine
In the spirit of Portland's community of brilliant creators of song, Women Songwriters in the Round is a monthly concert series whose mission is to gather, promote, and share the "crème de la crème" of Pacific Northwest female songwriters with an ever-expanding, supportive and appreciative audience. With it's great wine list, and comfy-cozy atmosphere, Shaker and Vine is a hip, unpretentious, unassuming yet unmistakeable wine shop and lounge in the heart of Inner Southeast Powell Neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. This is a marriage that will likely last a long, long while.
Artist lineup for May:
This format involves three or four songwriters seated in a semi- circle and taking turns singing their own songs, adding comments about the music and occasionally accompanying each other instrumentally and on harmony vocals.
Inspirationista, Muse-Wrangler, Singer of Stories, Writer of Songs, Ivory-Tickler, Sax Empress, Host of the Women Songwriter in the Round series at Shaker and Vine.
This ubiquitous Pacific NW singer-songwriter, pianist, saxophonist, producer and composer is a rare combination of sass and sensitivity. Stylistically, she easily walks through walls and establishes herself solidly in ANY genre she chooses.
Her melodies are set in any style that the lyric is calling for, be it sultry southern rock, early jazz, goth, country, ambient, or something you'd expect to hear in a French cafe. Her voice captures your imagination and permeates your inner world long into the night after you've stopped listening. This is a journey worth taking.
Though she has lent her innumerable talents and skills to countless others, and she remains a member of 80's pop band, Quarterflash, she is offering her newest SOLO venture under her OWN name, showcasing her artistry as songwriter, singer, pianist/multi-instrumentalist, storyteller, and consumate entertainer...occasionally collaborating with masterful guitarist and pedal steel player, Christopher Woitach.
She currently has 3 CDs in her personal discography, "Pigeon," her first and critically acclaimed solo CD (on Swallowhard Records), "Jungle Nights" with the Shanghai Woolies (on American Gavabun Records), and her current new release "Naked Songs" (for Screamin Tornado Music).
Mel has produced CDs for NW artists Nicole Campbell ("Little Voice") and Donna Jose ("On The Road With Buddah's Cat"), and co-composed "Kinji Suite" with native American artist, Arlie Neskahi for the Third Angle New Music Ensemble.
You hear her voice regularly on the air on commercials for "Goodwill" and "Subway," among others.
Her long and strong collaboration as composer and pianist with Marv Ross (of Quarterflash fame) landed her PAMTA awards for Best Original Score and Best Musical Theater Director for her work on the critically acclaimed musical,
"Ghosts of Celilo".
It's little wonder that Anne Weiss is considered an outstanding multi-genre singer/songwriter. She studied classical piano, joined a street gang, became a mountaineer, developed a guitar obsession, worked as a political organizer, learned to salsa dance, became addicted to delta blues, sings with a 100 voice gospel choir, and recently started playing funk ukulele; and yes, you will hear it all in her music.
Combining contemporary folk, blues, acoustic funk, gospel music, and smatterings of classical phrasing and Latin rhythms, Anne is known for her enormous bluesy voice, great guitar chops, and striking stage presence.
Anne's first recording work was with Shawn Colvin and Patty Larkin. It wasn't long before she was opening concerts for Richie Havens and Dar Williams. A decade later, Anne has performed with everyone from power folk singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco to country blues heroes Cephas & Wiggins. She has toured internationally and has appeared at folk, blues, world music festivals, and week-long music workshops.
For many of her fans, Anne's lyrics are ultimately what set her aside. Poetic, political, humorous, sensual, full of characters and stories, Weiss came to lyrics through her poetic craft. She has received the Allen Ginsberg Award for poems in her recently published poetry book, Making Paper From Leaves (2002).
Anne performs with equal ease as a soloist, with her unusual 5 piece funky-folk "Feel This Band", or in duo or trio style with supporting musicians. Audiences are drawn to Weiss's engaging, warm, spontaneous performances, her obvious joie de vivre, and her love of walking out on new musical and cultural edges.
Learn more at www.anneweiss.com
Katelyn Convery is an Americana/ Folk artist with a penchant for catchy melodies and lyrics that are enhanced by her powerful yet tender voice.
Originally from Portland, Oregon, her life journey led her abroad, where she lived for six years in wildly diverse countries including South Korea, Spain and South Africa.
Her guitar was a constant friend through these travels and led to a songwriting style that is often tinged with nostalgia for places and things that have been and are still left to come.
You can find out more about Katelyn at www.facebook.com/katelynconverymusic
Shaker and Vine (View)
2929 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|