Live in The Atrium
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 16 and over
Andrea Gibson is not gentle with her truths. It is this raw fearlessness that has led her to the forefront of the spoken word movement– the first winner of the Women's World Poetry Slam –Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and spirituality.
Her work has been featured on the BBC, Air America, C-SPAN, Free Speech TV and in 2010 was read by a state representative in lieu of morning prayer at the Utah State Legislature.
Now, on her fifth full-length album FLOWER BOY and her second book THE MADNESS VASE, Gibson's poems continue to be a rally cry for action and a welcome mat at the door of the heart's most compassionate room.
Growing up studying classical piano, Shenandoah Davis cites influences such as Claude Debussy and Irving Berlin right alongside her more contemporary counterparts such as Kate Bush, Owen Pallett, and Van Dyke Parks. Her songs have been branded everything from parlour music to new folk to orchestral pop.
Shenandoah has taken her music all over the country, as well as to Japan, New Zealand, the UK, Germany, Portugal and Italy. She has shared stages with Laura Marling, Zoe Keating, Martha Wainwright, Mirah, Dark Dark Dark, Shearwater, and many many more.
As a musician in Seattle, she has collaborated with the Portland Cello Project, the Seattle Rock Orchestra, Grand Hallway, and the Seattle International Dance Festival. She has participated in artist residencies in Fairfield, Iowa and at the Art Monastery in Umbria, Italy, and is currently writing a follow-up record to 2011's 'The Company We Keep'.