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On Sunday, February 2, at 7 PM. please join Host, Dave Kearney, for a warm and intimate evening of Songwriters in the Round, with his guests Steve Kirkman and Don Lowe. Tickets are 10 dollars at the door or they may be reserved on this page. BYOB. Soft drinks and snacks are available at Ozubar.
Two songwriters plus host Dave Kearney will perform two sets of original material. Q and A between songwriters and the audience is welcome. The evening will explore the songwriter’s individual and unique process and celebrate songwriting as an art.
Steve Kirkman is a local singer-songwriter who after spending his early years in Nashville, migrated north to spend a decade in New York City and then finally settling in the Hudson Valley. Steve has shared the stage with Richard Thompson, Richie Havens, Pete Seeger, John Kay and Steppenwolf, and Procal Harum. He is cofounder of the bands Hope Machine, and Alectro as well as playing with a variety of other singer-songwriters and bands in the area. Steve has his own recording studio, The Ocagon, where he works with other local independent musicians on projects. He has two self titled CD’s, Searcher and Roads. His most recent project is with fellow Hudson valley bass player Jeff Eyrich called Alectro, “School of Desire”
Perhaps the reason that Dave Kearney’s songs are so powerful is that he has actually lived them. His heartfelt performances elicit nods of recognition, tears, and a line of people coming up to him after the show to tell him which song moved them the most. Sometimes it’s the one about a wounding father/daughter relationship, or the tragedy of addiction, or a shattering love triangle, or a sacred experience of the natural world. Sure he has had influences. But that is not enough. And obviously he has studied his craft well. But it is the crucible of his life experiences that makes Kearney a commanding artist.
Since moving from Baltimore to upstate New York, Kearney has shared stages with Mary Gauthier, John Hall, Jeffrey Gaines, Malcolm Holcombe, Tom Rush, Garnet Rogers, Tom Pacheco, and others. He has released two albums: “Ghost Tracks” (2011) and “The Waiting Game” (2014). He currently hosts a monthly Songwriters’ In The Round at Green Kill in Kingston, NY.
Don Lowe has been featured in venues of all types across the tri-state area (NY/CT/NJ) and has opened for national acts such as Tom Rush, The Little River Band, Livingston Taylor, Steve Forbert, Kenny White, Toby Walker, Tim Grimm, Danielle Miraglia, David Jacobs-Strain, Johnny A, and the Dana Fuchs Band among many others. His brand of Americana music explores life with songs that are in turns witty, arcane, sad, and sometimes, downright silly. He was open mic host for the venerable Towne Crier Café for 8 years and is currently the open mic host for Sherman JCC. For 3 fun years, he and friend Steve Kirkman hosted a weekly radio program called Local Heroes for Pawling Public Radio. Don’s second CD, Out Here, was released in September 2013 and his first release, Dogs, Clowns, and Belles came out in 2010. His third CD is set for release in November, 2019.
Green Kill is a multi-use performance space dedicated to a diverse and growing creative community. Green Kill’s mission is to create artistic opportunities through peer to peer organization of talented and dedicated visual, performing and literary artists.Find out how you can support green kill here: https://greenkill.org/2019/07/12/please-support-green-kill/
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