May Singer Songwriter Showcase

May Singer Songwriter Showcase

Ashley Leone

A sixteen year old Germantown Academy High School junior from
Blue Bell, PA, Ashley Leone has hit the local music scene running. Having already performed over a hundred shows in the best area venues such as World Cafe Live, MilkBoy Coffee, Puck and New York's legendary Bitter End, and having recently sold out the Tin Angel, Ashley is already a seasoned performer. Although clearly centered in the Singer Songwriter genre, Ashley always adds slightly different flavors to her musical journeys: definitely some R&B, a little Pop, a spattering of Soul now and then. Whether you're listening to
Ashley sing her popular original songs or putting her wonderful style into some well known covers, the goose bumps tell you this young lady is really something special.

"Orion Freeman is a singing, songwriting, guitar-playing seeker from the woods just beyond the mortar and bricks of Philadelphia. His souled-out, reggae-infused, flamenco-tinged, bluesy folk-rock aspires to move: your shoes; your heart; the cobwebs, so as to peer into your soul. Hovering somewhere within the chasm between the worldly and the divine, his music is an intimate glimpse into the spiraling states of freedom and folly, playfulness and prayer.

Sarah Donner

Sarah Donner is an indie folkpop star who has embraced the catlady inside her. She works the stage with a powerful vocals, punchy guitar, and a candid stage presence that is all Sarah Donner. She is a graduate of Westminster Choir College. After stretching her legs with musical theatre, she picked up a guitar, abandoned her classical roots, and started rocking out (with fantastic breath support).Sarah
Donner's cold New England heart was transplanted to New Jersey where she fosters kittens when not on tour.

Sheltered Turtle

"Sheltered Turtle" is Philadelphia-based, multi-instrumentalist Henry Nam's solo project where he performs autobiographical compositions on an acoustic guitar, treating the instrument more like a piano and drum than a six-string strummer. Nam is currently recording his debut solo album, "Runaway Sketchbook" at the Fleisher Art Memorial Sanctuary in Philadelphia, PA under the guide of engineer Dan Drago (The Way Home) and acclaimed guitarist Trevor Gordon Hall (CandyRat Records artist). "Runaway Sketchbook" will be the
first product of a year-long project to record and press three years of original compositions.

Tim Hein

Tim Hein’s music has a strong presence. At his core, Tim is a folk-rock artist, harkening back to the traditions of honest, American storytelling. But don't be mislead by his acoustic guitar. Tim's sound is dynamic, incorporating raw emotion, soaring melodies, and intelligent songwriting. Although he is most at home performing live, his signature qualities clearly shine through on his debut full-length album, Along The Banks of the Delaware, released on May 10th of 2014.

Raised on Long Island, Tim Hein first began performing music during his childhood. What began with learning the trumpet in elementary school, later turned into self-taught guitar and drumming. These early days of musicianship were heavily inspired by the local music scene, as well as the drive of his like-minded friends and classmates. After high school, Tim moved on to study history at the University of Delaware. There he continued to collaborate with fellow musicians before graduating and starting a day job teaching high school social studies.

After a number of years of slowly building a repertoire of songs, gigging at venues such as the Crazy Donkey and 169 Bar in New York, The North Star Bar, The Legendary Dobbs, and Milkboy in Philadelphia, and The World Cafe Live at the Queen in Delaware, as well as recording and self-producing two E.P.'s (Montauk in 2008, and Subtle Histories in 2011), Tim moved to Philadelphia in greater pursuit of his love of music. There he recorded his new eight-tracked album produced by Ross Bellenoit at Turtle Studios.

Tim takes his new experiences and opportunities in stride. Despite his growth and evolution as a musician, Tim still holds dear the values of passion, open-mindedness, and modesty, as he continues to write and perform his trademark storytelling.

Victoria Vox

Vox earned a degree in songwriting from the Berklee College of Music. Since introducing the ukulele to her songwriting in 2003, Vox never thought twice about the 4-stringed underdog. She has become known among the ukulele community for her refreshingly modern and playful ukulele technique and songwriting. Since 2006, Vox has been a highlight at ukulele festivals around the world, where she both performs and gives workshops to ukulele enthusiasts. Her music has been featured on NPT, TV and in independent films. She has also appeared on the Jay Leno show.

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May Singer Songwriter Showcase with Ashley Leone, Orion Freeman, Sarah Donner, Sheltered Turtle, Tim Hein, Victoria Vox

Friday, May 10 · 7:00 PM at World Cafe Live - Wilmington Upstairs