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Female Singer-Songwriter Showcase: SunSound Studios

This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Will be re-scheduled for spring. Stay tuned!

Songwriter Showcase Flyer

Where: SunSound Studios – 13149 Ridge Rd., Grass Valley, CA

Doors open at 3:00pm.  Admission: $10-$20 sliding scale.

Lindsey Campbell
Lindsay Campbell

More information about Lindsey coming soon.
For now, I will do my personal best to describe the music of this emerging singer-songwriter from Grass Valley.  Her music is impassioned with fire and humor. It tells the story of a young mother coming to grips with her past and moving into a new future. Campbell envelopes Ani DiFranco’s angry style with her own soft edges.

Jenn Rogar
Jenn Rogar

Jenn Rogar is a mother, a teacher, and even has a law degree, though she doesn’t intend to use it in the traditional manner. Jenn uses it to be part of the human solution for human rights, peace and justice. She is a rabblerouser, a folksinger, and a singer/songwriter in the tradition of Holly Near and Joan Baez, using her music as a tool to educate and incite pacifism and activism and awareness.  Her music is also intended to invite sentimentality along the lines of Kate Wolf and Janis Ian. Otherwise her music is funny as more folk songs should be so that we may find humor in this crazy experiment called human life.

Angela Wesley Hardin
Angela Wesley Hardin

In Angela’s words on MySpace: These songs are mostly a take on Laura Nyro for the twenty-first century … with melody informed by classical music and the Great
American Songbook, rhythmic keyboard figurations, trippy background
harmonies, a shade of jazz, and a smidgen of Texas blues.

Catherine says: Angela came to Nevada County from Austin and combines her depth of musical and writing experience into her well-crafted and beautifully-sung songs.

Check out “Like the Fog” on her MySpace page with lyrics like, “I am floating just above you and I know how to love you, oh I do… here in the fog, blown by the wind, the door swings open, I come streamin’ in with dreamin’ eyes…”

Karen Joy Brown
Karen Joy Brown

For the past five years, singer songwriter Karen Joy Brown has surprised and delighted local fans and media with what the Chico News and Review calls her “deeply soulful voice”. Terre Reynolds of KZFR Face the Music describes her as “having the whole package…..a beautiful voice, can play well, and writes beautiful songs.” But what new listeners invariably attest is that it is almost impossible to hear her sing without being struck by her singular ability to express emotion through her uniquely rich voice. If her mesmerizing vocals deliver poetry that seems to know you, then the guileless folk-funk guitar will make you feel like everything’s gonna be alright. With simple, sincere arrangements of originals and “well-chosen covers” ranging from the Police to Patsy Cline, Brown transforms everyday events into stories that enchant, seduce, and inspire.