"Painting The Music" brings together four local musicians and four area painters for a showcase whereby the visual artist paints an entirely new work of art on stage with the singer-songwriter, using inspiration from the first song of each musician’s live set. The paintings will be (silent) auctioned off in the Lobby Bar during the 30 minute meet and greet immediately following the show. This installment of PTM will be the first with a theme: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN! All of the performances will be unique interpretations of songs from the vast catalog of this New Jersey legend.
Where: Jammin Java, Vienna VA
Sunday, January 29, 2017 (the Sunday BEFORE the Superbowl.. so you won’t miss any football!)
Doors 1:15, Show 1:45pm
Tickets: $15 (Advance), $18 (Door)
Event and Ticket link: http://www.jamminjava.com/event/1389380
MUSICIANS: (Full bios below)
Dan Fisk – www.danfisk.com (performing with the boys from Jersey; Dave Mallen & Brian Franke)
Ted Garber – www.tedgarber.com
Gabe Burdulis X Andrew Tufano - www.andrewtufano.com/cannedbeanstour
ilyAIMY - www.ilyaimy.com
ARTISTS: (Full bios below)
Eugi - www.eugiart.com
Josh Yavelberg - www.joshyavelberg.com
Kelly Michelle Thomas - www.micheshart.com
Elizabeth Witcher - www.elizabethwitcher.com
Award-winning singer-songwriter, Dan Fisk writes beautiful melodies woven with soulful, witty lyrics that speak to his audience's heart. Rubbing the boundaries of both the singer-songwriter and country genres, Fisk transcends both with a unique, appealing sound. Critics have drawn comparisons to fellow Virginia natives Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz, and Pat McGee, yet Fisk's percussive, rhythmic guitar style is all his own. It is the foundation - and soul - of his music, forming the backbone of his rollicking country/rock tunes, sweet ballads, or songs of regret and sorrow.
Dan founded “Painting The Music” in 2012, and the event is now held as a regular performance series at different locations and cities. The show has also appeared at The Atlas Theatre, Ebenezers Coffeehouse and The Dunes in DC, The Franklin Park Performing Arts Center in Purcellville, VA, Gallery 5 in Richmond and the Village at Leesburg.
Ushering in a new golden age of live entertainment is Ted Garber, a genre-bending multi-instrumentalist whose “BluesAmericanaRock” combines classic showmanship with a captivating singer-songwriter sensibility. His smokey, bluesy vocals, howling harmonica riffs and screaming guitar licks are enticing audiences wordwide, taking us on a diverse musical journey from the Big Apple to the Big Easy, hovering in the Mississippi Delta before heading South of the Border.
Gabe Burdulis X Andrew Tufano
A self taught multi-instrumentalist with a vibrant stage presence, Gabe Burdulis launched his career in Wisconsin with several main-stages shows at the world’s largest music festival, Summerfest. He has been outfitted with honors such as the Les Paul Award and Male Vocalist and Guitarist of the year from the Madison Area Music Awards.
Currently living out of his car on a never-ending tour across the US with Gabe, Tufano's live show is a contiguous narrative about writing a song each morning while performing in a new city each night. He has given two TEDxTalks, opened for artists such as Phillip Phillips & Creed Bratton, and is the 2016 grand prize winner of the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.
ilyAIMY (i love you And I Miss You) is a percussive acoustic rock animal hailing from Baltimore, MD. Mixing genres from rock to folk to soul to bluegrass; flavours as varied as jazz and hip hop curl through what is undoubtedly one of the most exciting sounds in today’s folk(ish) music scene. Recently hailed as an audience-voted “Most-Wanted Artist” at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, ilyAIMY combines award-winning songwriting, tight male/female harmonies, signature intricate slap-style guitar work, ukulele, djembe and an eclectically humorous stage show into an exquisite package.
Carl “Eugi” Hall is native Washingtonian and self-taught artist. He discovered the magic of creating art early in his youth and attempted to compose his “masterpieces” on just about any surface available. Whether it was on paper, canvas, clothes or the pedestrian tunnel wall, (the Run-DMC days), creating cool images in various mediums and styles always energized him.
As an artist and musician, Eugi often fuses his passion for art and music to create bold, vibrant works he has dubbed as “Assorted Music Art.” When painting, he instinctively relies on the elements of music to conceive artwork that possesses mood and movement. To him, the motion of a line and intensity of color is no different than the flow of a melody or richness in harmony. He likes to call this, “the sound of colors “.
Josh Yavelberg found a passion for the arts at an early age; he began attending figure-drawing classes as well as open drawing sessions at the University of Miami. He focused on these sessions until the end of his high-school career when he was accepted into the Fine Arts program at Pratt Institute. While incorporating his knowledge of Art History with his artwork, the dominant theme throughout his body of work seems to be a depiction of life as he experiences it. It attempts to search for the essence in capturing the interaction of people and space with emphasis on themes of light, perspective, color, gesture, medium and size. The main goal has been to provide the viewer with an opportunity to interact and connect with his works of art while expressing the world from a unique point of view.
Elizabeth works predominantly in the mediums of drawing and watercolor, but includes oil and acrylic painting, collage and textiles in her body of work. She has completed a BA in Arts and Visual Technology and a Minor in Art Management at George Mason University. She lives and works as a freelance fine artist and illustrator in Fairfax, Virginia.
Kelly Michelle Thomas
Kelly Michelle Thomas who goes by the name, Miche, is an artess from Silver Spring Md. For Miche, art saves her, as she uses her creative skills to push through pain to create wonderful abstract pieces. Her inspiration comes from many sources but it took only one to put her in the spirit that has made her art and poetry flourish. In general, Miche, will tell you "People, love, and pain" is what inspires her. She likes to call herself "the artess" (a play on words from artist and poetess) because she can't limit herself to one thing. Writing poetry and painting have been an essential part of life for Miche since she was very young and have become who she is. She is currently 27 years old and still resides in the Silver Spring area with dreams of traveling the world.
Paint The Music Official Website: www.danfisk.com/paintthemusic
Paint The Music Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/paintthemusic