The Down Home
Founded in 1976, the Down Home has become a mecca for music lovers in Upper East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. The primary emphasis is on quality music, and the performance atmosphere promotes listening rather than socializing. There is plenty of time for friendly conversation before the show and between sets. With an excellent sound system hung from the ceiling, the club is a favorite of performers as well as listeners.
"Carly Ozard gives a commanding performance….great vocal chops" -Richard Connema, Talkin' Broadway "Carly Ozard has carved out a niche as San Francisco’s premiere cabaret psychotherapy patient... Through sarcastic, self-deprecating and very funny anecdotes, Ozard, now a transplant to the Big Apple, tells her stories of disappointment, anxiousness and commitment through an eclectic collection of material from Broadway to folk pop to 80’s anthem rock." --Steve Murray, Cabaret Scenes Bi-coastal singer Carly Ozard sings musical theater, classic rock and incorporates comedy into her solo acts. She is an LGBT Equal Rights activist and often sings songs related to recovery and overcoming struggles. VENUES: The RRAZZ Room, Blame it On Midnight, The Iridium, 54 Below, The Laurie Beechman, The Duplex, and Don't Tell Mama. Please visit www.carlyozard.com for updates and news!
THE WEEKLY SHOW - Davi...
THIS WEEKEND!!! We're gonna hang out together online and share some music and laughs... but I'll also tell you guys all about the amazing anti-Trump protest rally that I was a part of on Central Park West earlier this week. Hang with us and chat with people from all across the country and around the world. Gonna be VERY cool. — David Ippolito is an under-the-radar singer/songwriter/playwright/humorist in New York City known to hundreds of thousands as "That Guitar Man from Central Park". (http://www.thatguitarman.com)
Join me for live performances of new and old songs from my porch/living room. I'll be the guy with a cigar and a beard.
Ty Hager & the CowTippers
Ty Hager & the CowTippers formed in an old farmhouse outside of Murfreesboro, TN in 1993. Hager, fresh from a stint as a homeless guy in Nashville, was given shelter from his multitude of storms by some MTSU buddies, and proceeded to write 30 songs in his first 30 days. Before long, Scott Carter, Chris Jackson, and Jeff Anderson - whose band, "Big Vessel," also rehearsed at the farm (Scott lived there too, Chris had only recently moved out) - started joining in, with the vocal harmonies of Scott (lead guitar) and Chris (bass) adding a fresh and amazingly cool dynamic to Ty's whimsical-yet-deep compositions. By 1994, they'd come up with a name for the band (no one really knows HOW it came about - there was lots of beer flowing in those days - but it was most likely inspired by...um...COWS), and were playing regularly in Murfreesboro, then in Nashville. They played sporadic gigs throughout the remainder of the '90's, put out a few self-produced CD's, and gained a respectable following, but not a lot of interest from Music Row. In 2001, Ty - frustrated by the style-over-substance direction the Nashville music business had taken - moved to Austin, TX, where he was signed in 2002 to New York-based Winthrop Records, which released two CD's of Ty's music (the first, "Funny Ha Ha, Funny Strange," actually contained a couple of 'Tippers tracks). The band briefly re-united for the Nashville CD-release party for the aforementioned CD in 2003, but had pretty much gone their separate ways. Ty moved back to Nashville in 2005, where he recorded his second Winthrop release, "Songs About Life and Girls (but mostly girls)," which was produced by Steve Goodie, whom Hager met in 1988 while doing stand-up comedy. Goodie had also produced and played various instruments on half the tracks of the first CD, and the two had collaborated on various musical and comedy projects over the years. Hager opted out of his record deal in 2007, and by the next year quit music entirely, returning to his home state of Oklahoma, where he hosted morning radio shows, produced and hosted a show on the American Forces Radio Network, and wrote a novel. The music bug returned by 2014, however, and in the spring of 2016 he moved back to Nashville. Because if at first you don't succeed... Ty had kept in touch with Carter and Jackson over the years, and immediately reached out to the pair to put the band back together. Goodie became the CowTippers' drummer in October of 2016 (not coincidentally, the same month Hager quit drinking), bringing full circle a quarter-century of musical mirth and brotherhood. Ty Hager & the CowTippers kick off their monthly "First Friday Fandango" at Bobby's Idle Hour on Music Row beginning March 3rd.
For more than 50 years, Club Passim in Harvard Square has been known as a premier listening room presenting new and established performers of genres ranging from folk and acoustic to jazz, and everything in between. The historic non-profit music venue presents over 400 shows per year to an audience of over 30,000.
Mikey Mason (a nationally touring standup comedian by trade) made a splash on YouTube with the video for his song, “She Don't Like Firefly,” which spurred the recording of his crowd-funded geek rock/comedy albums, “Impotent Nerd Rage” and “Barbarian Jetpack,” his third geek album, “Dangerous Gifts,” and an EP of non-comedic songs inspired by Neil Gaiman's novel American Gods. His fourth album, “dodecahedron,” includes songs featured in the live-action Knights of the Dinner Table web series. His fifth album, "Red Letters" was recently released. Mikey's work has been featured on DrDemento.com, Nerdist.com, MTV Geek News, SyFy's Blastr.com, and in Time Magazine's Techland, and he is a member of The Funny Music Project (theFuMP.com). He has made multiple appearances both on NBC and at the legendary House Of Blues, headlined on all four coasts and performed at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, Geek Media Expo, Browncoat Ball, and RPG conventions across the US. He is also a proud media sponsor of Can't Stop The Serenity, a fundraiser for Equality Now, and performs at at least one CSTS each year. Learn more at mikeymason.com.
SarahJayne is a full-time musician and appreciator alike. Though her passion is in performing, her love is in the people and the stories they have to tell.