Anna Tivel and Jeffrey Martin
Anna Tivel has spent some quality hours in a dodge caravan repeating lyrical lines over and over until the words fall in time with the windshield wipers.
A nationally touring artist with a deep love of quiet stories, Anna is beginning to carve a place for herself in the songwriting world. She was recently chosen a winner of both the Telluride Troubadour Contest and the Kerrville New Folk Contest, placed second at the Rocky Mountain songwriting contest, and has shared the stage with heroes and friends alike.
Anna was raised in the forest and farmland of rural northern Washington and currently calls Portland, OR home. Her songs reflect both the stark colors of small town life, and the hard, sharp lines of the city. Folk Radio UK called her newest album, Heroes Waking Up" a superb and sublime album from a voice that deserves to be shouted from the highest rooftops. Her previous album, Before Machines, was hailed by No Depression as raw, yet superbly composed and executed, intelligent, personal and deeply expressive.
Portland songwriter Anna Tivel is a favorite over at Hearth. Shes a deft, clever songwriter with a knack for observing the small, subtle beauties of our lives. Kithfolk
jeffrey-martinJeffrey Martin was raised with a careful ear cocked and listening to Neil Young, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, and Harry Chapin. He was fortunate to live in Eugene, OR for much of his adolescence, where in the late 90s and early 2000s there was a strong and steady flow of folk songwriters touring through. Leo Kotke, John Gorka, and David Wilcox were huge inspirations.
In 2011 Jeffrey Martin caught a lucky break, a chance encounter with a prominent local promoter at a rowdy dive bar. Through that meeting he was invited to open for Tracy Grammer and then David Wilcox, which then lead to a few small tours, and eventually a finalist slot in a national songwriting competition in New York City and a successful national tour.
Jeffrey is back on the road touring full-time nationally, with plans to hit the UK in the Spring of 2017.
When asked whether he considers himself a musician or a songwriter first Martin had this to say: Im a writer more than I am a musician. If I could play guitar half as well as I can write Id be wearing nicer pants.
The Peninsula Arts Center is located at 504 Pacific Ave. N., Long Beach, WA.
Wine, beer, and other refreshments are available for purchase.
Concerts benefit the Long Beach Peninsula Acoustic Music Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.
Peninsula Arts Center (View)
504 Pacific Ave. N.
Long Beach, WA 98631
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