Date(s) - Wed. Mar. 01, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
People ask how we are able to keep Songwriters in the Round at the Center for Arts at the Armory so fresh.
Honestly, it’s not that hard. If you keep your ears open you will come across more masterfully artistic singer/songwriters in this town than you can shake a stick at. Sophia Jane is a performer in the tradition of Shawn Colvin who is also a professional music therapist. Jessye DeSilva tackles many themes in their songs, but the smile in their voice comes through every time. Charlie Christenson is a jazzer whose songs might remind you of Mel Torme in one of his hipper moods. And your host David Thorne Scott will do his best to tie it all together with his Jazz/Americana blend.
Start the month off right. Make a date to see us at Songwriters in the Round on Wednesday, March 1, 7pm.
Songwriters in the Round
Wednesday March 1, 7pm-8:30pm
Arts at the Armory Café
suggested donation $10
Four songwriters, trading songs and swapping stories. And you have a front row seat.
Four songwriters take the stage, seated in a comfortable semi-circle. They take turns playing songs, occasionally joining in with each other on harmony vocals or guitar licks. The format encourages conversation between the writers, which gives the audience an opportunity to hear these creative people talk as if in their own living rooms. Inspired by the “guitar pulls” of the legendary Bluebird Café in Nashville.
Hosted by Somerville singer/songwriter David Thorne Scott. Held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $10.
Part of the ROOTED Armory Café Series. Café menu is available here: https://artsatthearmory.org/rooted-cafe/rooted-menu/
Beer and wine also available!
You might hear a young up-and-coming pro, an established mid-career performer and mentor, and a cherished elder of the scene — all sharing music. The growing relationships will warm your heart and enrich your soul. Come every week as the lineup shifts and new friends are made.
Our songwriters this week
Sophia Jane is a singer-songwriter from Boston MA and graduate from Berklee College of Music. In her day to day life she works as a board-certified Music Therapist and enjoys performing and sharing her original music gigging around the Boston area. With influences from Brandi Carlile to Shawn Colvin, Sophia enjoys the art of storytelling through her version of folk infused pop music. In 2018, Sophia released her first EP entitled, Living For Now on all streaming services. In early November of 2021 she released a demo track of her song ‘Seattle’ to be followed by new music coming this year! https://www.sophiajanemusic.com/
Jessye DeSilva (they/them) beams when they sing out a secret. The Boston-based artist weaves tapestries of witch pop and folk rock with their empathetic moral fiber, strengthened by the radical honesty that grounds their buoyant melodies. Rich with resilience and compassion, DeSilva centers their craft around community, reaching out from behind the piano to share their uplifting spirit with listeners. Their newest LP Landscapes (April 2022) forges a path through the triumphant and trembling moments of their life, sun-soaked and vivid like the 70s folk rock that soundtracked their childhood. And even when themes of religious trauma and mental health peek through, DeSilva’s smile remains unshakable. As American Songwriter explains in 2021’s “10 LQBTQ+ Artists You Should Know,” “Pain hangs off their lips, fueling them to greater, more soaring heights.” http://jessyedmusic.com
Vocalist, pianist, songwriter, and educator, Charlie Christenson has been called “natural and creative and completely unaware that he is the real deal,” (Peter Eldridge) and “a gifted young composer, arranger, and vocalist whose love and talent for jazz is a godsend for anyone worried about the future of this music” (Kate McGarry). He is currently an Associate Professor of Voice at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. http://www.charliechristenson.com/
David Thorne Scott is a singer and songwriter in jazz and Americana styles. A longtime resident of Somerville, he organized Songwriters in the Round to foster a creative, dynamic music scene here. He believes that music can bring a community together like nothing else. “At a time of great conflict in our country – when words often fail us – music has the power to bridge divides… David Thorne Scott explores the intersection of Jazz and Americana, city and country, instrumentation and lyrics to create lush compositions and covers that are unifying, and healing, in their beauty.” – Laurie Fanell, Eponymous Review www.davidthornescott.com