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Eddie Owen Presents: Mare Wakefield & Nomad CD Release / Amelia White
Live @ Red Clay Music Foundry Friday February 2nd, 2018 at 8 pm
Doors open 7:00 PM
Ticket sales ended Feb 2, 2018 6:00 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
General Admission
Advanced: $18 (day of the show: $22)
“Daddy was a seeker,” says Mare Wakefield. “Eventually he became a Salvationist minister. Mama was some kind of gypsy, loving nothing more than a long, clear stretch of open highway.”

Mare was born with wanderlust embedded in her DNA, and lived in 8 different places by the time she was 10 years old. “It was a roller-coaster way to grow up, but my brother and I learned to fit in fast,” she says. “We had our rural Wisconsin accents down in two weeks flat. And eighteen months later we were drawling like native Texans.”

For Turkish-born, German-raised Nomad, the journey was equally varied. His musical education began at the exclusive Istanbul State Conservatory and continued when he was awarded a scholarship to Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music. Nomad has a gift for musical arrangements and carries a full arsenal of classical, pop and jazz chops at his piano-playing fingertips. In addition to working with Mare, the versatile pianist and composer has designed sound for film and TV, and has had pieces performed by symphony orchestras and in Boston’s legendary Fenway Park.

Versatility and love for travel is evident in Mare and Nomad’s music. Listeners roam through Arizona deserts, Oklahoma oil fields and South Dakota plains, with side-trips to ancient Babylon and the streets of Amsterdam. The journeys go inward too, exploring hope and heartbreak, and the occasional whiskey-soaked barroom brawl. Story and song are woven seamlessly together by Mare’s intimate delivery and Nomad’s exquisite melodic arrangement. Currently based in Nashville the pair have been honored by the Kerrville Folk Festival's elite NewFolk songwriting competition, the International Songwriting Competition and the Great American Song Contest. They continue their journey by touring fearlessly, leaving strains of folk tunes and sweet piano melodies echoing down the highway. Check marewakefield.com for tour info. more >>>
"Amelia White manages something special in the world of Americana...White is so much more than just a country singer and also so much more than just a songwriter. One of the best Americana albums I’ve heard recently;" - Music-news.com UK, 4 stars

One of Nashville's top songwriters, Amelia White's brand-new "Rhythm of the Rain," is already receiving early critical acclaim and radio airplay in countries across Europe, on the heels of last year's Top 10 Records of the Year listing by Telegraph UK (w/Bonnie Raitt, John Moreland, Buddy Miller, Applewood Road). This new release is out in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, with a special US version coming in mid-2018 including several bonus tracks.

Of the new record, Americana UK ranks it 9/10 and says:

"This is the real deal, full of juicy tunes...the woman just oozes cool...it's all killer no filler for sure...with an album as good as this, it's truly an appointment not to be missed, this is a chance to see East Nashville's finest at the top of her game - take it."

"If Lucinda ever fronted Fleetwood Mac, this might be the outcome." - No Depression magazine

“White's voice has the craggy, jagged grit of Lucinda Williams at her best, but it also has a sweetness that Williams does not possess...an album that even this early, is going to be one of the best of the year.” 4/5 * Maverick Magazine UK

“Despite the consistent quality of her work, it’s hard to imagine White topping Home Sweet Hotel.” 4/5 * American Songwriter more >>>
Tickets
General Admission
$18.00