Justin Farren, Mare Wakefield, and M. the Heir Apparent- Private Parlor Show (($10 before/$15 day of show))

Justin Farren is an acclaimed yet unassuming singer-songwriter from Sacramento, CA. where he lives in a house that he literally built with his own two hands, about which he says is "like living in a museum of my own."

When it comes to his songs, Justin Farren is nothing short of a master craftsman painting lyrical pictures that are firmly rooted in the reality of day-to-day life. His delivery is humorous, thoughtful and engaging. His guitar playing is lively, intricate, and seemingly boundless. The Sacramento News & Review describes him as "The storyteller with an impeccable voice, a guitar and a headfull of funny, tender and engaging observation."

Justin has toured extensively along the West Coast, through the Southwest and beyond. One highlight of these touring includes a series of shows opening for the nationally acclaimed folk artist David Wilcox in packed theaters throughout California, Oregon and Washington. Justin has also been honored to open for national artists including Bret Dennen, Hot Buttered Rum, Matt Costa, Jackie Greene, and John Vanderslice.

Mare Wakefield

“Daddy was a seeker,” says Mare Wakefield. “Eventually he became a Salvationist minister. Mama was some kind of gypsy, loving nothing more than a long, clear stretch of open highway.”

Mare was born with wanderlust embedded in her DNA, and lived in 8 different places by the time she was 10 years old. “It was a roller-coaster way to grow up, but my brother and I learned to fit in fast,” she says. “We had our rural Wisconsin accents down in two weeks flat. And eighteen months later we were drawling like native Texans.”

For Turkish-born, German-raised Nomad, the journey was equally varied. His musical education began at the exclusive Istanbul State Conservatory and continued when he was awarded a scholarship to Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music. Nomad has a gift for musical arrangements and carries a full arsenal of classical, pop and jazz chops at his piano-playing fingertips. In addition to working with Mare, the versatile pianist and composer has designed sound for film and TV, produced a hit song in Romania, and had pieces performed by symphony orchestras and in Boston’s legendary Fenway Park.

Versatility and love for travel is evident in Mare and Nomad’s music. Listeners roam through Arizona deserts, Oklahoma oil fields and South Dakota plains, with side-trips to ancient Babylon and the streets of Amsterdam. The journeys go inward too, exploring hope and heartbreak, and the occasional whiskey-soaked barroom brawl. Story and song are woven seamlessly together by Mare’s intimate delivery and Nomad’s expert melodic arrangement. Currently based in Nashville the pair continue their upward trajectory by touring fearlessly, leaving devoted new fans in their wake and strains of folk tunes and sweet piano melodies echoing down the highway.

M. The Heir Apparent

M. the Heir Apparent is a Berkeley, California-based singer/songwriter, etc. whose singular brand of confessional songwriting and emotive vocals have earned him the opportunity to share the stage with artists as dynamic and diverse as Jon Bellion, Cody Simpson, Tennis, Laura Gibson, Matt Pond PA, Holly Miranda, and many, many more. His debut EP, "Be Free," was released on Christmas Day, 2016. One year later, the eagerly anticipated follow-up, "Save Yourself," will be available everywhere good digital music is sold on Christmas Day, 2017.

Join us for an intimate performance and first glimpse of this soon-to-be-celebrated collection of new songs from one of the Bay Area's best songwriters at San Francisco's premier listening room, The Lost Church, on December 15th.

***Every paid entrant will receive a free, Limited Edition CD of "Save Yourself" at admission!

$10.00 - $15.00

Tickets

$10 up to the day before and $15 day of show both online and at the door.

Private Parlor Shows are open to all friends and fans of The Lost Church and the performers.

Seating is first come, first served. We recommend you buy in advance to ensure being a part of the event (parlor shows often sell out), but you can also try purchasing at the door on the night of the show.

Online sales are active until 9:30pm the night of show (unless sold out). You can purchase tickets right at the door using a card via your phone and the above Ticketfly.com link. That old-fashioned cash is also accepted, of course.

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