Sunday Aug 14, 2016
Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Gabrielle Louise and Justin Evan Thompson give a concert featuring a 30 minute set from each artist, followed by a special set of songs that the two artists have cowritten.
GABRIELLE LOUISE & JUSTIN EVAN THOMPSON COWRITE CONCERT & DOUBLE BILL AT ART OF THE SONG COFFEEHOUSE SUNDAY, AUGUST 14th
August 2016 (Albuquerque, NM): Presented by Art of the Song (an independentlyproduced radio show exploring inspiration and creativity), Gabrielle Louise and Justin Evan Thompson will give a concert featuring a 30 minute set from each artist, followed by a special set of songs that the two artists have cowritten.
The concert will take place on Sunday, August 14th at Art of the Song Coffeehouse (Sol Acting Academy Performance Space) at 5500 San Mateo Blvd NE, #107. Tickets are $15 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets, and $20 at the door. Doors are at 7:00pm, concert at 7:30.
Gabrielle Louise is a nationally touring troubadour noted for her poignant lyrics and lush voice. The daughter of two vagabond musicians, Gabrielle inherited the genetic predisposition to wanderlust and song. She is an honest, engaging performer who leaves you with the feeling that hope and heartache are two sides of the same coin. She is at one moment folkie and ethereal, the next moment a smoky jazz chanteuse. Music critic David McGee (contributor to Rolling Stone, Spin and Deep Roots Magazine) says of her music: “Articulate and gifted...Louise dives deep into her songs, exploring them in a warm, sturdy voice reminiscent at times of Joni Mitchell, especially in the falsetto flights and lower register swoops. She executes a captivating balance of heartache and resolve."
Justin Evan Thompson is a songwriter and performer from Albuquerque, New Mexico with an affinity for traditional folk music and the acoustic guitar. His persona and lyrics are as poetic as they are rough around the edges, and both lend themselves to honest and energetic performances. With an instinctive knack for melody and prose, Justin's songs are as singable as they are poignant. Matthew Finch, Music director at KUNM really nailed it on the head when he called Justin’s music “Burley Americana,” and the Weekly Alibi wrote that Thompson “displays a poetic and knowing take on folk music that can be rousing as well as introspective and compelling.”
Though these two artists have distinct careers and musical styles, they have cowritten a number of songs. For this special evening, Gabrielle and Justin will each perform a solo set followed by a selection of cowrites in duet form.
For more information on this concert and to purchase advance tickets, please visit http://artofhtesong.brownpapertickets.com For more information on Art of the Song visit: www.artofthesong.org For more information on each artist visit the following sites: www.justinthompsonmusic.com, www.gabriellelouise.com