Adrienne Shamszad at Cozy Concerts
Adrienne Shamszad brings American roots music together with classical Persian melodies, weaving the two cultures into one musical message. With a combination of acoustic guitar, setar, evocative lyrics, wild improvisational vocals and a playful spirit, Adrienne tells the story of our collective search for meaning and and makes sure you have fun while she's doing it. In a time when many of us are craving peace, harmony, transcendence and deep connection to love, Adrienne intends for her music to act as a healing balm and source of inspiration. Schuyler Karr will be joining her on upright bass.
Adrienne Shamszad is a singer-songwriter known for her special blend of folk, soul, blues and Eastern influenced improvisational vocals. Her lyrics are poetic, intimate, genuine and inspired by the mystic Poets of Iran as much as the folk poet-songwriters of the 60s and 70s. Her strong and soulful voice, skillful and complex guitar work and bold performance style have made her a popular California performer for over a decade.
Adrienne is an Oakland native of Persian heritage who has traveled extensively, studying theater, music and dance throughout Asia, India and the Middle East. Her mission is clear: to weave together the threads of her study and creativity into an original musical fabric that moves and inspires her audiences. Her impressive musical range extends from the sacred to the profane, the mystical to the earthy, the lofty to the down-low, and she is equally at home with acoustic or electric, improvisation, singing gospel, Indian mantras, rock and roll, rhythm and blues and Persian classics.
Saturday, October 21, 7:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland (two blocks south of Berkeley)
Concert & Desserts - $25 (all proceeds to artist & costs)
Enjoy a selection of desserts prepared by Chef Traci, fresh fruit, and hot/iced tea
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library (View)
6501 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94705
|Minimum Age: 5|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|