In an intimate night of songwriting, storytelling and humor, Melanie Ida Chopko joins with dear friend Austin Willacy to celebrate the release of her new single, “Below the Weather & The Waves”. Featuring rich, full band arrangements with Schuyler Karr on bass, Kele Nitoto on percussion, Carl Oser on extra piano, and singers Mandy Paige Bayless, Jason Leith and more.
Melanie Ida Chopko
Melanie Ida Chopko writes and performs, "with wit, acuity and grace.” Her songs on guitar and piano feature astute lyrics and melody, and folding together modern folk and blues with a big crush on jazz. In the tradition of the citizen artist, she is as interested in the complexity of the world around her as the one within herself, exploring both with artistry, intimacy and humor. She blurs the line onstage between musician, storyteller and audience, making listeners laugh out loud and then cracking their hearts open. “She writes for all the right reasons - her songs are little gems.”
Austin Willacy is an award-winning singer/songwriter with 4 CDs and 2 EPs to his name. His music is soulful and raucous, tender and comic. He won a 2018 Positive Music Award for co-writing the eponymous theme song to “Thrive”, a documentary with over 90 million views, worldwide. He’s appeared in Rolling Stone and has performed with icons such as Bonnie Raitt and up and coming artists like Jem, Vienna Teng, Rachael Yamagata and Amos Lee.
DOORS 9 PM; MUSIC 9:30
$16 general admission / $32 “Gold Seats” (reserved front rows + free sparkly drinks & chocolate)
*no refunds or exchanges permitted*