Joel Roberts, Todd Fausnacht (of The Dull Blue Lights), Katie Barbato
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
As a native Pennsylvanian, Devin Tuel has established herself on the East Coast as a folk singer/songwriter by performing in venues such as, The Bitter End in New York City, participating in the "New York Singer Songwriter Sessions", and playing intimate theatres throughout Philadelphia, including Steel City Coffee House in Phoenixville. She has been compared to the likes of Joan Baez, and Joni Mitchell, as her voice is a crisp and floating vibrato through which she showcases her poignant and personal lyrics.
Growing up in Pennsylvania surrounded by winding country roads and lush trees, Devin quickly took to writing poetry to describe the beauty of her hometown. Music has always been a part of Devin’s life; she spent long hours singing and learning guitar with her father. Her southern ancestry and love for traditional folk music became a large part of her musical style as she began writing her own songs. Devin moved to New York City in 2008, to attend a small liberal arts college. During that time she felt moved and inspired by the vast array of people and experiences that filled the city, but longed for her woodland upbringings leading her to write some of her most honest and heartfelt music to date.
Now back in the Philadelphia area, and soon to be Nashville bound, Devin is taking to the studio in the beginning of 2013 where she will record her first EP, ‘Heavy Soul’. A collection of five songs that transcended from folk beginnings and once paired with melancholy emotions of her trials in love and loss, gave way for a grittier alternative country rock. ‘Heavy Soul’ will begin Devin’s career with a resonating bang. Upon the release of ‘Heavy Soul’ in 2013, Devin will go on her first major tour.
Todd Fausnacht (of The Dull Blue Lights)
Whatever muse inspires Todd Fausnacht to pen his blue notes, she overshot by about two generations. Fausnacht is an echo chamber of the early twentieth century whose soulful blues ballads and front porch country toe-tappers kick up a Dust Bowl nostalgia the size of Oklahoma. The sound is Americana through and through, drawing from the blues of Blind Willie McTell and Lightnin’ Hopkins, the twangs of Woody Guthrie and Merle Travis, and the souls of Dylan and the Beats (Ginsberg, Kerouac, that bunch). But you don’t have to take this humble biographer’s word for it. Fausnacht fills in the ranks of the Philadelphia Folksong Society and has graced the stages of the prestigious Philadelphia Folk Festival and XPN’s State Street Blues Stroll. Or you can listen to his latest record, Todd Fausnacht and the Well Whiskey Wind Whistlers, at toddfausnacht.bandcamp.com and decide what you think for yourself. But whatever you do, take your beaten soul with you.
Originally from Boston, singer/songwriter Katie Barbato recently relocated to Philadelphia. Her unique blend of folk/rock has been described as contemporary, alluring and upbeat. With influences ranging from Aimee Mann to Nick Drake, Katie's third release, "The Tapestry Room", has quickly become a favorite on WBCN 104.1, WMFO, and WERS 88.9 Boston and WDIY Philadelphia. With multiple live radio performances on 88.9's "The Coffeehouse", several radio sponsored concerts, and a cover story in the September 2003 issue of Metronome Magazine, Katie is gaining momentum.
Katie has played various venues such as the House of Blues, Club Passim, Kendall Cafe, Toad [ Cambridge, Ma. ], the Roxy's "Rock for RAINN Benefit Concert" [ Boston,MA ], Block Island Music Festival [ Rhode
Island], Full Moon Cafe [ Vermont ], The Adrienne Theater, Grape St. Pub, Fergie's Pub [ Philadelphia ], Roy [ Santa Barbara , CA ], CB's 313 Gallery [ NYC] . A performing member of ASCAP and Indiegrrl.com since 2002, Katie has opened for Citizen Cope with Meshell Ndegeocello, Jackie Greene, Deb Talan, Steve Tannen, Rose Polenzani, Brian Webb, and Rachael Davis.
Up until her move to Philadelphia, Katie was the Artist in Residence at the Performing Arts Center of Metro West, where she taught private voice lessons, song writing classes, and also was the coordinator of the Red Door Coffeehouse series each month at the center.
" The Tapestry Room" was recorded and mixed at The Moontower in Cambridge, Ma. by the fabulous Mike Quinn. It was produced by Katie, Mike, and the wonderfully talented Tuck Stocking.
Tuck is an amazing multi-instrumentalist from Vermont and added his talents of guitar, bass, xylophone, backing vocals, and percussion. Katie and Tuck are longtime music companions and can be seen touring up and down the East coast. In the short months since the album was released in the spring of 2003, Katie landed an ASCAP showcase performing in front of industry professionals. "Brown Sugar", was the open mic feature on NPR's All Songs Considered.
Katie is currently in the preproduction stages of her new album . She will be recording at Sine Studios in Philadelphia throughout the spring of 2004 while continuing to tour.