XPN Welcomes: Lizanne Knott and Friends Philabundance Benefit - Hosted by Helen Leicht
Tin Bird, Jen Creed, Kevin Killen
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
"Enticing, smoky, sultry vocals" Nashville Blues Society
A long standing member of the Philadelphia music scene and partner of Grammy Award Winning MorningStar Studios, Lizanne Knott has also managed to make herself a home in Nashville as well as the UK. She has been captivating audiences throughout the US and UK, garnering accolades from radio listeners and peers around the globe. She has performed at some of the most prestigious listening venues, theaters and concert halls throughout the US, UK and Spain and at a growing number of mainstream festivals including; The Philadelphia Folk Fest, The Canterbury Festival (England) The Belfast Fest (Ireland) and The Sala BBK Fest (Spain). She has shared the stage with the likes of Shawn Colvin, Joan Osbourne, Josh Ritter, Jimmy Webb, JD Souther, Melody Gardot and more. A frequent featured artist on London's acclaimed Bob Harris Show, BBC2 and other BBC stations, she also receives airplay on AAA radio throughout the US. Her music has been used in independent films, TV movies, documentaries and by national non-profit organizations.
Tin Bird Choir is an alt-folk barn rock band from Chester County Pennsylvania. Their new album, Homesteady, is a bold evolution of their signature “barn rock” sound, and it’s getting a lot of attention. One song off the album, “Straight Face,” was picked up by Starbucks to be played in their stores worldwide this past September. Another song off the album, “Cheaper, Less Painful,” earned the band a spot as one of the regional finalists in the Mountain Stage Newsong Contest. With literate lyrics, organic harmonies, urgent melodies, Tin Bird Choir is intelligent and original, simple, fun, often quirky, and sometimes even a little haunting. Learn more about them at tinbirdchoir.com
Photo credit Lisa Schaffer.
“With a gorgeous four-octave voice, impeccable taste and flair, Jen Creed can do it all…and she pretty much does, on her classy new Goodnight Is Not Goodbye album, produced by Grammy winner Glenn Barratt. [She is] one of Philly's best-kept secrets.”
- Jonathan Takiff, Philadelphia Daily News
"Jen Creed's voice is something to behold. She is an amazingly talented vocalist and fans of great singing will be pleased."
- Doug Lewis, WVGN 107.3 FM
A Philadelphia native, Jen has been singing her entire life. She was awarded full scholarships to both high school and college to study voice, graduating summa cum laude from The Catholic University of America with dual degrees in Voice Performance and Mathematics. Afterwards she toured the US performing leading and supporting roles in operas, Broadway musicals and concerts. Her one-in-a-million, versatile instrument - at home on Broadway, in pop, and in classical music, to name a few – quickly began to wow both critics and audiences throughout the United States.
When a vocal injury in 2003 resulted in surgeries and years of rehabilitation, Jen vowed to help others with similar setbacks. She combined two of her passions, accepting a fellowship in voice medicine by world-renowned voice surgeon, Dr. Robert Sataloff, and was subsequently named executive director of the international scientific organization, the Voice Foundation. Today, she continues to serve on the Board of Directors.
Upon returning to her musical career, Jen joined forces with the Musicians on Call program, bringing her voice to promote the healing power of music to hospital room bedsides in the Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware area. A highly sought out vocal coach, she also maintains an active voice studio and serves as choral director at Merion Mercy Academy.
Several songs from Jen’s album Goodnight Is Not Goodbye have been featured on Triple-A radio stations nationwide and in the US Virgin Islands. A fan favorite for her passionate and uplifting performances, Jen has sold out multiple Philadelphia-area venues, and has been chosen as the opening act for popular artists such as Annie Haslam and Javier Colon, winner of the inaugural season of NBC’s The Voice. As well, Jen created and headlined a first-of-its-kind supper club in Philadelphia at Serafina, filled to capacity since its inception.
Jen’s special holiday show is back by popular demand, featuring beloved seasonal tunes, Jen’s new, original holiday music, her signature charisma, and fellowship with friends old and new.
"Philadelphia seems to be fast becoming an epicenter for singer/songwriters, and Kevin Killen is an excellent example. Like many singer/songwriters, his songs can be hard to fit into just one genre, and his music takes influences from folk, alt rock, jazz, and Americana. Probably his strongest point is his catchy choruses, which always seem to bring the song full circle". -Matt Hundley, The Indie Music Review
$12 (and a non-perishable food item)
Dining is available at World Cafe Live. Reservations are accepted for Upstairs Live, our full service restaurant; we recommend scheduling a reservation 1½ to 2 hours before show time. Downstairs Live offers a full service bar, and a limited food menu is available for most shows. For more information, please read the Dining FAQ.
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