youth photography exhibition & fund raiser
black and white photography
Youth activists are using photovoice to illuminate their experiences as Native Clevelanders and to integrate their voices in public policy discussions around criminal, juvenile justice and police reform. Shooting Without Bullets is an arts-based movement that assists black and brown teens to process complex social problems they experience and provides a radical expressive platform for them to inform and impact juvenile justice related reform.
Students are exhibiting works from the Summer 2017 cohort which features limited edition, black and white prints processed and developed by cohort members at the Cleveland Printroom.
There will be a teen rap showcase, featuring Shooting Without Bullets lyricists.
Camera donations will be accepted.
In the words of Founder and Creative Director Amanda King, “Each photograph is literally an imprint of the artists souls. These works present an opportunity to feel the etherealness of the inner-city youth experience,which society too often ignores.” The exhibition runs throughout the month of February.
Cellocentric, a classically infused folk/jazz trio, is based in Cleveland, OH and features guitarist Doug Wood, cellist Carolina Borja, and bassoonist Arleigh Savage. Wood's New/Age fingerstyle guitar work blends with Borja's classically- and latin- punctuated cello work, and Savage's rich, melodic overtones on the bassoon for a fascinating and mellow fusion sound. Their music can be found at www.dougwoodmusic.com
Aaron James is a living example of how honesty with oneself can dramatically change a person’s life for the better. While creating captivating musical experiences, Aaron James reaches deep within, taking simple emotions and melodies and crafting them in a way that spurs the listeners’ self reflection. Very much a part of his work, Aaron has truly blossomed into something special. And now, more than ever, he’s ready to share his story. In his new EP, Caught In the Corner of a Half Moon, this Memphis-based musician takes his listeners on a journey of his own self-reflection. In four songs, Aaron outlines his struggle, torn between the person he was and the person he wants to be. Aaron James is a learning experience, not just for his listeners but for himself.
Colly is an American rock band from Cincinnati, formed in 2017. Recognized most recently for the release of their singles "YOU" and "Loaded". Within the first month of their debut, Colly has already appeared on the Alternative Press "AP Discover" Spotify playlist, and been featured on Idobi Radio. The band consists of lead vocalist Jake Hollen, drummer Andrew Hopkins, guitarist Colin Langdon, guitarist Anthony Morick and bassist and backing vocalist Chris McGrath
Cleveland's beloved folk artist blesses the Root with his music.
For over 25 years, folk music has had an enthusiastic and dedicated voice in Charlie Mosbrook. His rich baritone voice and noteworthy fingerstyle guitar work highlight his performance of original and traditional folk songs, along with his nimble and candid stage presence.
Sign up for a 20-minute appointment with Rev. Tiger K'Lynn
Appointments begin at 11 am and run on the half-hour.
As Tiger, who is also a medium, reads your tea leaves, she receives "messages from spirit" that she will identify as such. Feel the motive of the messages and its consequences -- always take the best and leave the rest.
$20 for 20 minutes
Call, email, or stop in to set your appointment.
Michelle Gaw is a singer/songwriter that has been writing and performing for six years. She has a wide range of musical influences including folk, soul, jazz, and indie. Fiona Apple, Amy Winehouse, Malvina Reynolds, and Norah Jones are some of the artists that inspire her music. Michelle focuses primarily on relatability and wordplay in her songwriting. She strives to make her audiences think differently about life’s subtleties. Using guided imagery and word painting, Michelle’s songs take listeners through vivid experiences.
An experimental singer-songwriter from Ohio, Jordan Kirk has been touring in the U.S. since the release of his debut album "Abundant Sunshine" in 2014.
"Abundant Sunshine" is an experimental blend of blues, folk, soul and psychedelia within the singer-songwriter genre. Although self-produced by the artist in a series of bedrooms, and farmhouses, "Abundant Sunshine" is exceptionally accurate at mirroring the feelings elicited by the lyrics with the movements of the music.
Jordan Kirk's next album "Ragamuffin Parade" will be released June 1, 2017.
A single, "Crazy", was released from the upcoming album along with a music video which was nominated by the LA Cinema Fest for "Best Music Video".
Upon releasing "Ragamuffin Parade" on June 1, 2017, Jordan will be touring for a full year in the U.S. and Canada.
Mentored by renowned improvising bassoonist Dana Jessen, the Harlow/Suihkonen Duo exists at the intersection of free jazz and acoustic noise music. They mine these distinct vernaculars in a quest to create tapestries and atmospheres into which the listener can submerge. The concept gestated in the legendary experimental circles of Northeastern Ohio, and it has taken them down the East coast and across the Midwest.
Inspiration seeped through the windows of apartment 5J on Barrow Street looking out over the Hudson River in NYC’s Greenwich Village, where singer-songwriters Eryn Murman and Jason Hite soaked up the energy and passion of musicians, painters, poets and writers who created the Village vibe. Together, they paid tribute to those creative spirits and named their band 5j Barrow, writing music and lyrics with a unique folk/rock sound, touring as a duo, and often picking up Drew Jones on bass and Gerard Canonico on drums.
Infinity Spree is from Cincinnati, Ohio. The lightning trio continues to shock and awe audiences with their high-energy live performances characterized by uplifting digital beats. The sharp hooks and honest lyrics stem from a pact that bassist Kurt Unthank, drummer/vocalist Nick Heffron, and keyboardist/vocalist Mike Heffron made together in 2015 to only create music true to their hearts. The brothers trade off songwriting duties, further expanding the message and range of the band. With many styles and multiple singers, it’s difficult to fit Infinity Spree into any specific genre category, and they like it that way.
Bassel & The Rafters is a songwriting duo (Willow Strakovsky, Sal Miller) originally from Cleveland, Ohio, bridging roots and folk music with modern alternative styles. At times rowdy to the point of prompting stomp-dance eruptions, and other times pensive and haunting, Bassel & The Rafters is bound to bring you somewhere.
Savannah lives for the song in the journey. A fast moving, adventure seeking life on the road in her 1987 Ford Coachman camper van provides just the inspiration. The road brings the stories and the music showcases the insight only experience can provide. By honing her live sound, Savannah brings her alternative folk sound at its very best to every performance. In addition to headlining her own shows, Savannah has opened the show for many artists such as Emmylou Harris, 10,000 Maniacs, Harpeth Rising, Sera Cahoone, Field Report, and award-winning Canadian country music singer-songwriter Ryan Cook, as well as performing with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
This performance will feature Joshua on Saxophone joined by two beloved cohorts, Cleveland drumming luminary Carmen Castaldi and stalwart bassist Aiden Plank.
This trio plays a combination of free improvisation, jazz standards, and original compositions. The sound of the group embraces all things melodic, open, and communicative. At times fiercely swinging, at times breathtakingly minimal and microtonal. It is an organic entity.
The Root is a home base, a place of musical pilgrimage for Joshua Smith (Lakewood native now based in California) to return to and perform at. He played some of his first gigs at The Phoenix way back in the mid 1990's and continues to make music within to Root's walls over 20 years later. This will also be Joshua's first performance with his recently replaced 1947 Super Balanced Action Saxophone, contributed to by many Cleveland supporters after his other horn was stolen early this summer.
Join us for an exciting night of music bringing together all things old and new
Smomid is a project by musician and electronic instrument builder Nick Demopoulos.
The project is named after the first instrument Nick built, called a Smomid, which is an acronym for String Modeling Midi Device. He has since gone on to built musical robots, a Smomid Table and several versions of what he calls a Pyramidi. Nick also created software that works with his instruments and allows him to approach music in a totally unique way, from the samples and sounds used, to the way beats are played, to the way loops are recorded and manipulated. Smomid has performed at Lincoln Center in New York, The Knockdown Center, the Newark Museum, the 2017 NYC Electroacoustic Improvisation Summit and been featured on the Discovery Science Network, Guitar World, Create Digital Music, Metal Injection, Bomb magazine, the Arduino Blog, and Popular Noise Magazine among other media outlets.