Date(s) - Wed. Dec. 21, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
1st & 3rd Wednesdays at ROOTED Cafe at 7 PM
Paul Hansen finds original combinations on the guitar fretboard that propel his joyful yet cynical songs. Eva Gertz is a young veteran of many piano duels who can write a whole album from one road trip. Emily Sangder (back by popular demand) is a recent Berklee grad whose gorgeous voice and introspective lyrics will stop you in your tracks. And your host, David Thorne Scott, brings together disparate musical styles — rock, jazz, and and country — with high hopes of bringing together disparate people too.
A flight to Nashville next week will set you back $438 and release 121 kilograms of CO2. Save the airfare. Save the planet. Save your soul on the solstice. Come to Songwriters in the Round Wednesday, December 21, 7pm. And inflation? What inflation? Our tickets are still only $10. Tips always gratefully accepted, of course.
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.
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.
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.
Part of the ROOTED Armory Café Series. Café menu is available here. Beer and wine also available!
Our songwriters this week
Basketball player turned guitarist, turned philosophy major, turned songwriter Paul Hansen has been playing on the Boston scene since 2005. Along with multiple national tours, Paul’s band, The Grownup Noise, has had several songs featured on MTV and popular Netflix shows and various independent films. The Onion A.V. Club says that Paul’s songwriting contains “lines of love and the changing seasons coming out as gently and colorful as the music itself”. Or this from The Boston Globe: “One of Boston’s most promising outfits…a sense of sincerity, wonder, and poetry beats at the heart of skewed folk-pop songs”. Paul has a true love for song and his favorite style of music changes on a daily basis. His currect project is Honest Mechanik with Susan Cattaneo. http://www.thegrownupnoise.
Emily Sangder is a 23 year old singer/songwriter from Eugene, Oregon, and a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music. She grew up performing in and around her hometown as both a solo artist and with multiple bands and duos. She makes music that that feels the way being outside makes you feel: cherished, authentic, and vulnerable. Her genre ranges anywhere from jazz to indie folk, and she has released multiple singles on all streaming platforms. www.emilysangder.com.
Eva Gertz is a singing pianist and artist of many mediums, born and raised in Melrose, MA. She attended Berklee College of Music (class of 2015) and now teaches arranging in the Contemporary Writing and Production department of the college. During the time in between, she lived in Brooklyn, NY for six years, arranged for a Broadway production, assisted top-rank composers, and performed as a dueling pianist on cruise ships and at piano bars. She has been self-producing and releasing original music along with creative music videos for five years now. During a transitional time last year, Eva moved out of her NY apartment and went on a spontaneous solo road trip for five months. The music she wrote on the journey is currently in the progress of becoming her next album, titled “Worth The Drive.” www.evagertz.com