When:June 5, 2019
Time:7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: $15 (Plus Applicable Service Fees)
Doors at 6:30pm
Show at 7:00pm
Every 1st Wednesday of the month at eTown Hall - 3 songwriters taking turns sharing their songs. Local original music in a curated community experience, accompanied by live painting.
Hosted by Theresa Peterson
The songs from Kyle Donovan's upcoming album have won the young songwriter critical acclaim at major contests, showcases, and folk festivals across the nation. The storytelling troubadour has been crafting vivid vignettes, capturing moments from everyday life to tell honest tales of love, loss, family, and the passage of time. His upcoming album, Then and Now, is slated for release in the summer of 2019.
He calls the countryside near Boulder, CO home, where he doubles as a musician and a sound engineer, hosting a monthly live-performance podcast featuring independent musicians called The Songwriter Hour. Kyle recently ran a successful Kickstarter campaign, where over two hundred friends and fans came together to support the release of the new album.
Pamela T. Machala
Singer/songwriter Pamela Machala ("MOCK-uh-luh") creates a delicious style of indie piano pop, influenced by her love of jazz and R&B. Her smooth, smoky voice and impressive piano chops recall the timeless pop sensibilities of Carole King, the subtle fusion of Norah Jones, and the eclectic lyricism of Regina Spektor. Her newest album, When I Get Home, was released in June 2015. BolderBeat says, "The grand takeaway from When I Get Home is this: Pamela Machala is a big, fresh talent to keep an eye on. Her musicality is as user-friendly as it is intricate, and Machala’s vocal performances are revelatory…It’s that catchy; it’s that well executed by Machala, who may be a transcendent talent; and it’s that well produced."
“Few are writing songs like Jackson Emmer.” – Rolling Stone
He can’t help it. Songs keep Jackson Emmer up at night. Born with an unrelenting creative spark, Emmer has quietly built his reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter on the outskirts of country music. His work blends humor with heartache, and tradition with exploration. Emmer’s whiskey-smooth, conversational singing style is as distinct as his writing. He often croons at a whisper, drawing listeners in with his relaxed, understated delivery. Lately, Emmer has drawn critical acclaim for his 2018, sophomore album, “Jukebox.”
While honing his gentle, country sound on the backroads of America, Emmer moved around the US for almost a decade. Colorado, North Carolina, and Vermont were his main anchor points. He began performing in local blues bands at the age of 18. Too young to be admitted through the front door of a bar, Emmer often had to sneak in through the kitchen to play. A few years later, he found work in string bands and bar bands before focusing on the craft of songwriting. Never one to shy away from a side-hustle, Emmer has worked nearly 40 jobs to support his “music habit.” Grocery shelver, limo driver, waiter, museum attendant, and produce farmer- the list goes on. This varied background has become a key ingredient in Emmer’s writing.
Jackson Emmer is often compared to artists like John Prine, Guy Clark, and Roger Miller. In 2018 he won awards for his songwriting at the Telluride Troubadour Contest (Telluride, CO), Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase (Lyons, CO), and Songwriter Serenade (Moravia, TX). He has opened for or co-billed with: Leon Bridges, Della Mae, John Oates, and The Wood Brothers, to name a few.
Emmer tours the US regularly, performing approximately 100 shows each year- most of which are house concerts. However, he has appeared at several historic venues and festivals, including: Telluride Bluegrass Festival, House of Blues (Houston, TX), Rockwood Music Hall (NYC), The Iron Horse (Northampton, MA), and the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (Lyons, CO). Emmer lives in Carbondale, Colorado.