Join us for an evening with award-winning poet and activist Andrea Gibson! Nashville's Jessica Martindale and Atlanta's Evan Andree open the show.
Andrea Gibson is not gentle with her truths. It is this raw fearlessness that has led her to the forefront of the spoken word movement — the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam. Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and spirituality. Her work has been featured on the BBC, Air America, C-SPAN, Free Speech TV, and, in 2010, was read by a state representative in lieu of morning prayer at the Utah State Legislature.
On her fifth full-length album Flower Boy and her second book The Madness Vase, Gibson’s poems continue to be a rally cry for action and a welcome mat at the door of the heart’s most compassionate room. Her new album, Truce, will be released October 2013.
Hailing from Atlanta, GA, Evan Andree's song "Panic" was recently used in Nike UK's marketing campaign "Find Your Greatness". His music can be heard in the television series SHFTPNT! On-Demand and has also been used by creatives around the world in collaboration with their art.
His music has been featured on several publications including Jezebel, Property Of Zack, Latest Disgrace, and Absolute Punk. He's shared stages with artists such as I Fight Dragons, MC Lars, Paper Route, A Silent Film, O’Brother, Baby Baby, The Sour Notes, Cool Hand Luke, Appleseed Cast's Christopher Crisci, The Levee, and many more.
Churches taught Jessica Martindale to sing, but it wasn't until she started singing the National Anthem for professional sporting events that she really gained momentum in her career. She has had the opportunity to sing for the Suns, Coyotes, Diamondbacks, Rattlers, Ducks and many (many) more. While on the National Anthem circuit, she was continuously working on her songwriting craft and recording her songs in home studios.
These recordings earned her 3 nominations from the Star Music Awards: Best New Artist, Best Jazz Vocal, and Song of the Year. She was later connected to Cori Jacobs, a producer and musician who has worked with the likes of Lauryn Hill and Beyonce. Together Cori and Jessica produced 3 tracks that gained attention from labels in the Oakland area; however, Jessica felt called to finish her college education, save up her money and move to Nashville... the land of singers / songwriters!
Jessica is releasing her first EP entitled Soon, We'll Dance digitally on Tuesday, September 24th.