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2011 Songwriters Contest winners: After Jack

Dec 20, 2011   //   by adminsara   //   Events  //  Comments Off on 2011 Songwriters Contest winners: After Jack

After Jack may be a “new band with an old soul”, but they have already achieved a great deal since their debut earlier this year. Mary Allison, Rachel Blankenship and Emily Rose Tucker met while working as professional actor/musicians. Inspired by bluegrass, rock, gospel, blues, folk, country and everything in between, this Virginia based lady trio joined forces to create a sound driven by tight harmonies, eclectic musicianship and a certain je ne sais quoi, leading to a fusion of genres that provides a fresh take on the multifaceted music of the mountains. After Jack already has a loyal local following and they have quickly been expanding their audience both regionally and nationally. They just claimed first prize in the Hayloft Gang National Video Contest and were the winners of our 2011 Songwriters Contest.

The show starts at 8pm/$7.

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Poetry & Fiction night

Dec 20, 2011   //   by adminsara   //   Events  //  Comments Off on Poetry & Fiction night

Please join us for our quarterly Poetry & Fiction night, featuring Lynn Martin & the Sons of Orpheus.

Lynn Martin & the Sons of Orpheus

Lynn  is a Nelson County-based poet and performer. Her poetry,
on its own, is a powerful, gut stirring experience made no less
gripping by Lynn’s extraordinary control and sense of performance.
Fed by the haunting musical support of the Sons of Orpheus, her
work will leave you breathless.

Performances begin at 8pm, open stage begins at 9pm.


Tara Mills and Sally Rose

Dec 20, 2011   //   by adminsara   //   Events  //  Comments Off on Tara Mills and Sally Rose

We welcome Tara Mills and Sally Rose back to our stage!

Tara Mills with Strings Attached

Inspired by original true mountain music, Tara Mills has been writing and singing most of her life. In the winter of 2000, she picked up a guitar and taught herself how to play the beautiful melodies dancing in her head. Since then she has been writing hauntingly beautiful lyrics and playing in her own bands; first, Misty Strings and now, Strings Attached, as well as in duos and trios.

Tara’s current project, Tara Mills with Strings Attached, incorporates some of the areas most talented musicians performing original blue ridge folk and bluegrass.  The band is based out of Charlottesville, Virginia and travels regionally to play popular venues and music festivals.

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Sally Rose

Sally Rose, the siren of Nelson County, brings her sweet self back to Rapunzel’s.  We’ve been watching this young woman grow into her voice and expand her music career for nine years, and it’s such a joy to have a musician and songwriter of her caliber right here in the county.  Her songs will melt you, her voice will transfix you, and her stage presence will make you fall head over heels in love with her by the end of the first song.

Her original style of song-writing is a combination of indie-folk, soul, rock, and a little heart break.  At the age of 17, she released her first full-length album, “Home” and just released her second, “heat lightning.”

“A true artist”
-News & Advance-

“…watch this girl, she’s quietly, but aggressively, climbing the ladder in the music scene”.
-Nelson County Life-

“Nelson County’s sweet voiced singer-songwriter”

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The show starts at 8pm/$7.

The Willie DE Trio

Dec 14, 2011   //   by adminsara   //   Events  //  Comments Off on The Willie DE Trio

About Willie DE:

“Meet Willie DE, a 19-year old musician from Batesville Virginia. He started his career busking on Charlottesville’s downtown mall. The heaps of bills the area’s music lovers floated his way enabled the then twelve-year-old to buy a Gibson and start a band. The Wave has been playing major venues in the area and at established music festivals like Floyd Fest ever since.

Willie DE blends folk, rock, jazz and blues into his original material. Lyrics show influences of Dylan and melodies traces of Van Morrison. Willie’s intricate guitar work and deep voice set the spirit mind of his audiences in perpetual motion.”

The show starts at 8pm/$5.

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