Date(s) - Wed. Jan. 18, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jumping right back into things this year. We had a blast last week with some new faces and we’ll continue it on January 18. This is the first time we have welcomed Joey Dalton, who is a young performer with equal parts Eddie Vedder energy and Paul Simon introspection. Laura Vecchione has a powerful, soulful delivery that evokes Chicago blues. Zoë Knight sings hard hitting and funky from behind the keys. And you know your host, David Thorne Scott — he has a new song up his sleeve for you that he will need your help to classify genre-wise.
So come join the fun at Songwriters in the Round Wednesday, January 18, 7pm. We don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s gonna be awesome.
Songwriters in the Round
Wednesday January 4, 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
Joey Dalton is a singer-songwriter, vocalist, and performer, writing everything from acoustic folk to rock and roll. Through his songwriting, Joey conveys real-world love, real-world loss, and the in-between moments that captivate us all. His songs speak to everyone, and his performances capture the emotional intricacies of the little moments in life that shouldn’t be overlooked. He has been featured at the Berklee Performance Center performing in the Taylor Swift tribute concert, as well as at the Jazz Education Network’s Conference. www.joeydalton.com
Rich, lush and full of emotion, the voice of Laura Vecchione evokes wide rivers of the south that seem far from her origins in New York and Boston. She has recorded three studio albums in Nashville, and worked with Grammy-award-winning producers and musicians. Her songs have received heavy rotation on the Americana charts and received TV placement in national television shows. In addition to performing, Laura is a sought after voice teacher in the Boston area and Assistant Professor of Voice at Berklee College of Music. “Laura Vecchione hails from New York, lives in Boston, and recorded her debut album in Nashville. Keep this quick bio handy to remind yourself that she’s not from Chicago, because Deeper Waters sounds a whole lot more South Side than Soho, Allston or Grand Ole Opry.” -Valley Advocate. http://www.lauravvoice.com/
Zoë Knight leads the hard rocking jam band Mythical Beasts. Her lyrics that speak to universal connections, fostering community and uplifting the human spirit. A classically trained soprano raised on classic rock, her performance career began with leading original hard rock & metal bands in New York City and Boston before adding to the mix the improvisatory styles of soul, jazz, R&B, gospel, funk, and blues. Her uplifting grooves and passion for getting down on the dance floor provide a pedestal for Zoë’s spectacular voice & inspired lyrics. https://www.mythicalbeastsband.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