Three acclaimed songwriters share the stage for the first time: Adam Klein, Ansley Stewart, and Zak Trojano. The table is set for an evening of escalating stories and big performances!
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM
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Adam Klein is a singer/songwriter, troubadour, and world traveler playing Americana and rustic country folk music out of Athens, Georgia. With five albums under his belt, Klein now performs either solo, duo, or with his band, Adam Klein & The Wild Fires.
"Calls to mind Memphis soul, Elvis Presley, great songwriters like Steve Forbert and Willie Nile, and good old-fashioned American folk." — Americana Minute
“Short list for best album of the year.. a songwriter and interpreter in a state of grace and constant growth" — Roots Highway
Ansley Stewart is no stranger to music. Since singing in her first performance over a decade ago, she has performed with various artists (Cracker, Camper van Beethoven, ATL Collective), has extensive experience as a session singer, and is currently writing original music.
Her sound is a soulful blend of rock, pop, and jazz influenced by classic r&b. Ansley has the talent and flexibility to do it all, while maintaining her own voice and presence on stage. In November, she plans to record her first solo EP and aims to release it early spring 2017.
She spent 7 years working for the UGA Music Business Program in Athens, GA and was also a voice teacher at Athens School of Music. This summer, she was an instructor at Nuçi’s Space Camp Amped (rock camp for teens between the ages of 11 and 17). She can be seen performing solo, with Atlanta’s Emerald Empire Band and her group, Ansley Stewart & The Replaceables.
Zak Trojano is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, a finger-style guitar player, a fly-fisherman, and a beer drinker. He watches more than he talks, the guy at the end of the bar nursing a drink while the afternoon light angles in, letting the conversation pile up around him like snowfall. He grew up in New Hampshire, outside of town in a cabin built by his parents. His father was a drummer who held down a regular country gig, and nights after work he would loosen his tie and show his son the finer points of Ginger Baker and Elvin Jones. In New Hampshire they drove around in trucks, and Prine and Dylan cassettes showed up in most of those trucks. Zak made Eagle Scout, got his knots down. Then it was college and out, wandering the country from the desert Southwest to Great Plains until he ran out of money, washing windows to work up the bus fare home.
After a while it seemed like he ought to write some songs, and he did: heavy songs with a light touch; an AM radio throwback voice and an intricate finger-style technique framed by a drummer’s rhythm and sharpened by years of immersion in the work of players as various as John Fahey, Merle Travis, and Chet Atkins. In over a decade writing, recording, and performing music professionally - sharing studios and stages with his band Rusty Belle, or supporting touring acts like Chris Smither, Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault, and Peter Mulvey - Zak Trojano has evolved his own thing: a warm baritone paired with an old Martin guitar, floating above spare lines of cello and lap steel, horns and brushes, with a deceptively simple lyricism that on repeated listening shows that the fellow at the end of the bar doesn’t say much, but he’s worth hearing.