Singer, Songwriter and Virtuoso Violinist Ada Pasternak was born in Moscow and immigrated to the United States at the age of six. Ada was classically trained on the Violin, winning numerous competitions and awards. Ada was awarded the Presidential Scholarship to Berklee College of Music (a full ride). It was there that Ada discovered her passion and ability for songwriting. Check out her Website and join her mailing list at www.adasmusic.com Follow her on YouTube/Facebook/Instagram/Twitter for updates on new music and Performance Dates: @adapasternak
Snow During Summer
Snow During Summer is the solo project of Xabier Thompson. I would describe my type of music as Indie, autotune, Dubstep. I make music for the fun of it and I hope you guys will join me for this ride.
"The wit of Dar, the bite of Ani, and the beauty of Norah – it was a treat seeing you perform last night!" That's what Adam Kucik, a DJ at WYEP in Pittsburgh PA said about me one time. Pretty sweet, right? I've been milking that quote for a long time. I've been milking it because I am a touring songwriter - I make a living playings songs that I have written for people who like my music. Although my job is technically to write songs and sing them, most of the work I do is coordinating the business side of things and promoting shows to make sure there are people to sing for. So far I've performed in 42 states of the US, plus some shows in Canada and tours in Japan and Europe. Last year I started playing Concert Window shows because it gives me an extra opportunity to sing for people. These shows are extra special because I can play them from anywhere for an audience of people who otherwise would never experience the same performance at the same time. This fabulously mish-moshed international audience can all interact with each and me in the chatroom that appears right next to the concert stream. I love taking requests and asking questions and seeing peoples thoughts fly past while I'm singing and talking. It's also really nice to be able to earn some income on a night that I would otherwise wouldn't be getting paid for anything. I hope you can tune in sometime! It would be fun to sing for you. xo ~becca
It is rare to find an artist who startles your senses on many levels, engaging the part of your brain that makes you shake your hips, but also raise your fist in solidarity. Heather Mae does just that. An imaginative lyricist with a powerhouse voice, Heather Mae is forging new ground with her newest album—due to be released on June 10th, 2016. Entitled “I AM ENOUGH”, the collection is dubbed a KickStarter Staff Pick, as it smashed through its $15,000 fundraising goal, and has earned early praise by FLURT Magazine as “...every bit appealing to the ears as it is empowering.” With producer Mark Williams (Sucker Punch Recording Co.) at the wheel, the collection of five songs is a bold breakout from her former years as a folk singer-songwriter strumming a ukulele. Mae breaks ground in “I AM ENOUGH” not only for her interesting indie-pop sound, but also for her musical take on touchy subjects ranging from LGBTQ discrimination, gender stereotypes, body image, and mental health issues. This is what sets Mae apart—she seeks to write music for those that need an anthem and doesn’t shy away from tackling topics not often heard in pop music. The title track to her new album, ‘I Am Enough’ is an ode to body positivity and breaking away from self-imposed affliction to fit into what society defines as beautiful. “I see this record as a platform for change. Pop music with a mission.” says Heather, I am inspired by artists who are able to combine both.” ‘Wanderer’ and ‘No Poor Soul’ are reflections of Mae’s own experience of publicly coming out and the relief associated with finding love that accepts you just as you are—externally and internally. ‘Stand Up’ wraps up the entire record with its challenge to listeners to fight against intolerances that so many of us face, such as racism, sexism and other prejudices. Mae also includes references to the Black Lives Matter movement and the June SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage which destroyed DOMA. After graduating in 2012 from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, directly afterwards she embarked on her first project entitled "One Year of Songs.” The collection was an ambitious project which involved writing and recording one song every day for a year. The record received local and national attention as she toured the country in support of the project. The Washington Post wrote, “Mae’s songs are charming even outside the context of the original ‘One Year of Songs’ project” and popculturez.com noted that the album was “beautifully written, engagingly crafted, and accomplished in execution.” As her star began to rise, Mae was diagnosed with nodules on her vocal chords. With her future suddenly in limbo, she was forced to re-evaluate her career and life. “I was told I would never sing again and I went through a very introspective time. It was having to sit in silence that changed me. I hadn’t ever used my voice for good and that became my mantra as I recovered,” Mae says. Heather realized she had never really written about the issues that meant the most to her. “I knew that I had been too afraid to put myself out there and be exposed. It’s one thing to write about love, it’s another thing to write about loving your partner - who is a woman. To sing about what life is like as a plus size woman, the self acceptance and right to feel great about myself, and social issues that meant the most to me. Before I went through this health challenge, and almost lost it all, fear held me back. It wasn’t worth the risk but I got the message that it can be taken away in a second, and I knew it was time to step up.” She vowed that her new music would not only be different, but sincere and significant. In spite of some of her darkest days, Mae relearned how to sing. She took a step away from her previous folk-heavy style and her new sound is a unique fusion of indie-pop Tegan and Sara meets dynamic vocalist Etta James. “When people listen to my new music, my mission is that they feel they’re not alone and that they’re moved to rediscover the best versions of themselves,” Mae says. “Two years ago, I was told that the definition of who I was no longer existed. The thing that kept me going was believing that I wasn’t alone in my brokenness. We all fail at times and it is so much easier if we have more hands to help us up, rather than to point out our flaws. That is what this record is. A humble hand to help you get off your a**.” Mae was selected as a 2016 Kerrville New Folk Finalist, as well as, a Falcon Ridge songwriting finalist, and has been lucky enough to perform, work, open for, and study one-on-one with diverse talents such as Tom Paxton, Paul Reisler, Amy Speace, Ron Browning (Wynonna Judd), Beth Nielsen Chapman (“This Kiss”), Sarah Clanton, Rebecca Loebe (The Voice S1), and Paul Pfau (The Voice S8). On June 10th, 2016, 'I AM ENOUGH' reached #60 on the Pop Album charts on iTunes. She is currently on tour in support of her EP. Find out if she's playing a show near you, on her website: www.heathermae.net YOU ARE BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN YOU ARE PERFECTLY IMPERFECT YOU ARE ENOUGH
paul pfau's pfriend zone.
welcome to the pfriend zone. a place where you can hear acoustic versions of new and old songs by nashville singer/songwriter paul pfau. requests are welcome and conversation is encouraged so please comment through out the broadcast. thanks for stopping by! don't forget to check out the rewards. enjoy the show!
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.
Seth Glier (pronounced “Gleer”) recorded his new album, Birds, in an airy loft in western Massachusetts outfitted with a grand piano and floor-to-ceiling windows. Birds roost just outside those windows, on the roof of the converted mill building where he lives, and they became his sympathetic audience while Glier made the album. “I felt a tremendous amount of comfort talking to the birds,” he says “I’d check in with them regularly to see how they thought things were going so far.” Birds is steeped in conflict and contradiction; there’s grief and loss, but also strength and resilience; doubt and dismay, but also a sense of optimism as Glier confronts heavy topics and wrestles them into the daylight. The album began taking shape after Glier lost his brother, Jamie, who died in October 2015, and inspired a TED Talk performance that Glier gave in 2016. The songs range from personal to political, and are bound together by the awareness that our world is a fragile place. Birds is Glier’s latest album in a burgeoning career that has included a Grammy nomination and touring with artists such as Ani DiFranco and Ryan Adams.
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.
Abbie Weisenbloom Pres...
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The band started somewhere early 2014. Herrien joined Berjan's succesful solo career and quickly a new sound was born. At first we just had a sort of 80’s / 90's revival thing in mind, however own written and composed songs was never easier. Herrien's second musical thing appears to be - songwriting-. The combination worked out well, and it gave KarNac the unique edge that defines the band’s sound. Next to playing for our fans, what it comes down to for us as well, is that we really dig what we’re doing! And we think we’ve brought a lot of people something they really dig too. We've met people who say; "this is the kind of music I love". This is key for motivation, and now we wouldn’t want to do anything else. We just want to get out there and play for you. With serveral own tracks and hours playing time of covers under our belt, we’re ready to get back to what it’s all about: Enjoy & Rock the place! Hope to see you soon! KarNac