Real Live Tigers / Caitlin Kraus / Carousel Horse
Aug
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Real Live Tigers / Caitlin Kraus / Carousel Horse

A casual evening with 3 scratch indie songwriters in the country/folk tradition. Will commence directly following the art reception. Free Free Free (though please allow yourself to be tempted with good coffee and terrific veg/vegan friendly eats).

7:00 Carousel Horse
7:30 Caitlin Kraus
8:00 Real Live Tigers

Real Live Tigers (Austin, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/reallivetigers/
https://reallivetigers.bandcamp.com/

Caitlin Kraus (Athens, OH)
https://www.facebook.com/pg/caitlinkraustorres/
https://keeledscales.bandcamp.com/album/waiting-for-the-world-dead-man

Carousel Horse (Cleveland, OH)
https://www.facebook.com/carouselhorsesongs/
https://carouselhorse.bandcamp.com/

View Event →
Artist Reception: Chloe Derethik
Aug
18
5:00pm 5:00pm

Artist Reception: Chloe Derethik

Perfectly Imperfect: An exploration of life through the eyes of a 14-year-old girl. 

Freshman at Magnificat High School
Lakewood Resident

“My entire education has been filled with challenges and setbacks.  I must learn things my own way, visualize what I am learning. Photography is a way that I can express myself in a community of artists that don’t judge, I connect with creative people and feel most at home when I can freely express and create”. 

“Lately I have been exploring portraits, non-traditional ways to capture people’s unique beauty.  I have spent the last two summers at Camp Woodward exploring new ways of expressing myself in digital media, film, and most recently photography”. 

I am considering going into the Arts and possibly Public Relations.  Travel is very important to me as you will see through my photography from our 2016 trip to Portugal, Maine’s rustic beauty, and in my own backyard of Cleveland Ohio.   I am inspired by different things at different times. Photography lets me be in the moment.   

View Event →
Book Signing with Barbara Raymond
Aug
13
1:00pm 1:00pm

Book Signing with Barbara Raymond

Hosted by Special Guests Academy Award® Winner Octavia Spencer and Betsie Norris from Adoption Network Cleveland.
Hailed a “Best Book of the Year” by Publishers Weekly, The Baby Thief was written by nonfiction author and Lakewood resident Barbara Raymond. 
   Raymond, author of the award-winning book, says, “I’m excited to bring this important story to light to a wider audience.” The Baby Thief tells the long-buried story of Georgia Tann, who, operating out of Memphis, Tennessee from 1924 to 1950, was widely known as an “angel of adoption.” Tann was, in reality, a child trafficker who stole thousands of children from poor people and sold them to wealthy people across the United States. Her friendship with a political boss ensured that, even after her death, only two robbed parents ever got their children back. Tann’s legacy continues today in the form of sealed birth certificates that often prevent adopted adults from finding their birth families and learning their health histories. Some adoptees have died because of this. Barbara Raymond was the first person to discover the connection between Tann and the secrecy in adoption that has hurt so many Americans. Betsie Norris, Executive Director of Adoption Network Cleveland, spent decades working to change legislation to finally allow access to original birth certificates to adopted people in Ohio. Adoption Network Cleveland is co-sponsoring the event along with Author Barbara Raymond. Octavia Spencer, an Academy Award®-winning actress of The Help and Oscar® nominee for the 2017 movie Hidden Figures, will appear as a special host of Raymond’s book signing. As an actress and a producer, Spencer is drawn to compelling stories and has optioned the rights to the book and will produce a movie based on Georgia Tann and The Baby Thief.

View Event →
Whetherman
Aug
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Whetherman

http://www.whetherman.net/

What do you get when you cross a traveling troubadour with a seasoned, bucolic folk artist? Enter Whetherman, the moniker of 32 year-old independent singer-songwriter Nicholas Williams who has artfully bridged the gap between American-made sounds spanning folk, blues, country, soul, and bluegrass with a timeless tinge. In the last decade, Williams has produced eight full length albums, including the highly anticipated 'This Land' releasing June of 2017, earning his keep amongst international independent artists. His music aims at the heart center, with earnest and poetic lyrics that accompany infectiously melodic vocals, alongside effervescent percussive guitar and rolling harmonica, creating a rustic sound that is all his own. 

View Event →
Britton Roberts
Aug
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Britton Roberts

Britton Roberts was born and raised on the not so mean streets of Cleveland Ohio. His father a guitar strumming preacher man and his mother skillfully wielding violin in one hand and the Good Book in the other, Britton’s destiny laid out before him like the felt board characters of his youth.

https://www.facebook.com/BrittonRobertsNoise/

View Event →
Keith Rea
Aug
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Keith Rea

http://keithrea.com/
Keith is a singer-songwriter based in Longview, Texas. He travels throughout the United States and just finished recording his second project for national release "Life's an Open Road". 

View Event →
Native Harrow
Jul
22
5:00pm 5:00pm

Native Harrow

Native Harrow is a thinking woman’s folk music - the songs of Devin Tuel.

 

http://www.nativeharrow.com

Devin’s music has always been informed most clearly by the music of late 60’s Laurel Canyon, from the folk rock choir of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young and The Mamas and The Papas, to the psychedelic head trip of The Byrds and The Doors and the earth shattering confessions and investigations of Jackson Browne, James Taylor, and Devin’s first musical love, Joni Mitchell.

View Event →
Art Show: Egi Tejeda
Jul
17
to Aug 10

Art Show: Egi Tejeda

I love colors and expressing myself by the way I am feeling with my paintings
Sometimes I try different approaches like mixing colors that normally do not or painting in low light settings. The great thing about art is there is no right or wrong. EgiSun MadeByEgi Abstract Art Wizard

"Please follow and support 
IG
@EgiSun
& @MadeByEgi 
#supportlocal"
View Event →
The Division
Jul
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Division

http://www.divisionmen.com/

This Texas bred, Husband / Wife Acoustic Duo originally formed in Berlin, Germany in 2008. They are now based in Austin, TX. The band is made up of founder J. Spencer Portillo (vocals / acoustic guitar) and Caroline Rippy Portillo (vocals / bass guitar).

The Division Men's named was derived from the idea of artists collaborating from all over the world despite their locations. J. Spencer Portillo spent countless days and nights writing in his apartment in Berlin, Germany. He worked, recorded and performed with artists such as Mitch Hertz, Steven Medina Hufsteter and Fredo Ortiz. Although the collaborations dwindled, J. Spencer and his then girlfriend Caroline continued to actively write and perform together under the already established name "The Division Men".

View Event →
Josh Harlow Trio
Jul
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Josh Harlow Trio

Josh Harlow-Piano. Emma Adomeit-bass.  Patrick Graney-drums.

Josh Harlow is a pianist and composer currently based in Michigan. He was born in Boston to a musical family; his formative experiences included singing prayers in synagogue and playing rock and jazz in his basement with friends. In 2016, he graduated Oberlin Conservatory where he studied with Dan Wall, Dana Jessen, and Robin Eubanks among others. Josh has performed around the United States and has been lucky to collaborate with like minded musical peers and some of his heroes including Nicole Mitchell, Wadada Leo Smith, and Luciano Chessa.

http://www.joshharlow.com/music/

View Event →
Irenka
Jul
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Irenka

http://blackswanworld.com/artists.php

Shaped by the streets of Brussels and Paris, recording artist Irenka’s colorful music transcends border and genres effortlessly. She fuses self-penned enchanting European melodies with warm smoky vocals in French and English. Her soulful voice, at times deep at times ethereal, gets easily compared to Annie Lennox, Gwen Stefani, Sade, and Enya. In 2014, she released her self-produced debut EP Wait 4 It…, which boasts song titles such as the sarcastic jazzy “I Don’t Need No Lover” and the ethereal “Dreamland”, played on indie radio stations across the US and Europe. In 2016, her song "Autumn" was placed in a movie. That same year, she performed with internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Regi Wooten, from the Wooten Brothers band, who described Irenka's music as "groovy, unique and soulful". In 2017, Irenka was featured in national French media and French radio Canada as a bilingual artist.

View Event →
Davey O
Jul
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

Davey O

http://www.daveyo.com/
   A singer and storyteller from Buffalo, New York, Davey O has taken his music all over the country and is well received everywhere it travels.  Come through and listen for yourself!

View Event →
We Are the Northern Lights
Jun
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

We Are the Northern Lights

“They say lightning never strikes the same place twice…” unless, of course, you are We Are The Northern Lights, the self-proclaimed “accidental passion project” of indie pop-folk duo Hadar Orshalimy and Sheldon Low. With a sound defined by tight harmonies, melodic hooks and personal lyrics, WATNL draws comparisons to The Lumineers and The Civil Wars. But having already garnered their second placement in film and television less than a year after the project's creation, and ready to release their debut EP, it’s hard to imagine anything about WATNL being “accidental.”  www.WeAreTheNorthernLights.com

View Event →
Alvorada
May
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Alvorada

Alvorada (Portuguese for “Dawn”) is a musical duo specializing in acoustic Brazilian, Latin, Jazz, Pan-Latin & Styles-Fusion Music – Featuring Vocalist Jade Fairfax & Guitarist Geoffrey Esty.
Alvorada is based out of Metropolitan Detroit, with a secondary base in Austin Texas, and they are a regional-national touring act. Alvorada recently opened for Grammy-Award nominee Brandon Williams at Jazz Café Detroit (Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts.)

View Event →
Artist Reception
May
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Artist Reception

Artist: William Harris
Piece: Binary

Reception tonight: meet the artist, enjoy light refreshments & order from dinner or drink menu.

Cleveland native William Harris entered into the artists' game in mid-life, after years of heavily observing the best in cinematic, culinary, musical and alcoholic arts. William takes inspiration from such diverse sources as graphic designers Saul Bass and Maurice Binder, film directors Peter Greenaway and John Waters, and the Cinema of Germany: between the wars and the films of the 1960's. From diverse sources such as these, William combines ideas via both Adobe Photoshop and his own sardonic & sarcastic wit to create his unique art.

View Event →
Meet the author & book signing: Stephen Lyons
Apr
23
1:00pm 1:00pm

Meet the author & book signing: Stephen Lyons

THE WHITE ROOM release & booksigning
The White Room describes one man's journey from suffering and almost death to a place of joy in living every moment.  This text is the culmination of various teachings Mr. Lyon has given over the past 8 years.

"Lyon dives deeply into the human condition through his own hero’s journey of addiction, recovery, and finally, home coming. He makes ample use of metaphorical signposts to point to transcendent experiences beyond description, allowing the reader to feel both the weight of his heavy load and the freedom of his liberation."                                            -J. Wells, San Diego, CA

View Event →
Diego Davidenko
Apr
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Diego Davidenko

Born in Argentina, indie-folk singer-songwriter Diego Davidenko moved to New York at age nine. The transition to America, along with his subsequent moves around the country - from New York to Iowa to Texas to California - helped form the unique insight that he fashions into highly personal songs. His songs are aesthetically influenced by artists such as Bright Eyes, Elliott Smith and Belle and Sebastian, but have distinctive melodic and lyrical twists all their own.

Diego releases his sophomore album, In an Empty House, on June 2, 2017. Recorded over a warm fall weekend in a quiet, empty house in the canyons north of Los Angeles, the introspective and bare songs delve into themes of loss and impermanence, seeking to find warmth and comfort in them.

Raw, honest and thought-provoking, Diego’s earnest and heartfelt songs weave through the range of human emotions and experiences: nostalgia, love, loneliness, hope, remorse, frustration, and a yearning for meaning and human connection. With catchy and unexpected melodies, they invite audiences into the palpably intimate heart of an artist who writes and sings to make sense of and find his place in the world.

Diego has toured the United States and performs regularly at venues across Los Angeles’s underground music scene and listening rooms. He has played venues as far flung as Mexico City and his birth country of Argentina. His music has been featured in independent films including The Strongest Drug and Cures Anything. His debut album, It Isn’t Home, was well received by press and audiences and received airplay at national and international radio including KCSN (Los Angeles), KCSC (Chico, CA) and Radio Estación Sur (La Plata, Argentina). 

View Event →
Kyle Sherman
Apr
18
5:00pm 5:00pm

Kyle Sherman

Kyle Sherman is an indie-folk musician hailing from the musically vibrant Madison, Wisconsin. His new release "Carry Me Back" is melodically diverse, drawing from the contemporary influence of Bon Iver & The Tallest Man on Earth and past influences Nick Drake & Joni Mitchell. Combining delicately soulful vocals with a masterful percussive finger style on guitar, Kyle has developed a unique sound of his own. Yet, the true authenticity of this Wisconsinite stems from his ability to weave his own intimate and emotive experiences into each song.

More information here http://www.kyleshermansmusic.com/

View Event →
Mina Alali
Apr
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Mina Alali

 Mina Alali is a pop singer/songwriter who is releasing her album 'Something About Her' on April 21. She will perform a good mix of some songs in her album and other popular classics. She is a student of Berklee College of Music in Boston, a resident of California, but has family in Cleveland and was attracted to performing at The Root, due it being vegan-friendly. She will be signing CDs for those who are interested in purchasing her music.
More info on Mina can be found on http://MinaAlali.com

View Event →