For our first showcase in over a year, we are proud to host the Northeast EP release show for Kelly Hoppenjans' Dreaming is Easy. Along with Kelly's performance, we have assembled a great program of singer-songwriters to make the whole evening a celebration of sound.
Our friend Kelly Hoppenjans will be traveling from Nashville in support of Dreaming is Easy, which has been described as "a blend of old school inspirations and modern day motivations" that "delivers melodies and verses that bounce around the wolds of folk, pop, rock and more with a grace that is hypnotizing" (Wolf in a Suit).
Opening the program is Heather Sommerlad, playing songs from Hummingbirds and Hearthstones, her most recent release under the Subtle Soup Records banner. VAMP describes the album as "deeply personal"..."inviting the listener into her world—a rich melding of Latin-influenced nylon string guitar, ethereal vocals, and Romantic string quartets."
Also joining the bill is Michael Chinworth, playing selections from Rudder Songs alongside other works by fellow collaborators. Allen Shawn (Music Composition faculty at Bennington College) has said that Michael's work is "Beautiful music: soulful, affectingly poignant, lonely, truthful."
Closing the show is Brooklyn-based artist Aviva Jaye. Aviva is playing in support of her recent EP release Just the Beginning. Aviva, a veteran of Subtle Soup showcases, brings an uplifting and optimistic approach to both folk and soul music.
Here are the details:
Date: Aug. 12th, 2017
Venue: Muchmore's / 2 Havemeyer St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
Cost: FREE, with a suggested donation of $7
Heather Sommerlad 9PM
Kelly Hoppenjans 10PM
Michael Chinworth 11PM
Aviva Jaye 12AM