Sadie Gustafson-Zook (6pm)
As a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter spanning the folk genre and pointing towards jazz, Sadie Gustafson-Zook is a bit of a shape shifter. An award winning vocalist and songwriter, Sadie’s witty and charming songs provide a well-needed breath of optimism and realism to audiences across the United States. Since moving to Boston from Indiana in 2017, Sadie has been mingling with leading musicians of the New England acoustic music scene. Most recently she released a duo of music videos of her original songs “Alewife” and “Please Stop” featuring a backing band of some of the best in the bluegrass world: Julian Pinelli (fiddle player of Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native), Ethan Setiawan (national mandolin champion), and Dan Klingsberg (bassist of Ruthless Moon). She has spent time collaborating with many great musicians, including 2018 and 2015 tours with folk trio, Theory Expats (Gustafson-Zook, Setiawan and Andrew Pauls-Thomas), performing on Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor in 2015, touring with acoustic string trio, the Leafless (Jacob Warren, Grant Flick, Setiawan) in 2015. Sadie’s first original album, “I’m Not Here” was released in September 2017 and explores the meaning of being present through a sea of swing guitar chords, the gentle hum of pizzicato fiddle, and heartfelt vocals. https://www.sadiegustafsonzook.com/
LA Live (7pm)
AERONAUT Allston and PRX Podcast Garage are joining forces to bring you a new live performance series that is part variety show, part old-timey radio show, and rooted in the neighborhood of Lower Allston: LA LIVE! Lower Allston - or LA as locals sometimes call it - is a neighborhood with a long history of artists, rebels, rockers, and new and old Bostonians living side-by-side. Each show will take place during AERONAUT Allston, a free summertime musical beer garden on Western Ave. with hundreds of attendees. We will also record and release these shows as a podcast so you can tune in anytime and anywhere! Join us for a night of stories, comedy, music, and surprises from an incredible line-up!
J Edwards Music (9pm)
What would the Grizzly Bear sound like if it could sing? It would sound like it had taken lessons from J Edwards. It's that voice that rocks the streets of downtown Nashville, but it's his original songs that bring the city alive again with the spirit of long gone story-tellers. It's the voice that draws you in and the power in those words that nail you to the chair until the last strum of that old acoustic guitar. Folks have missed their planes back to California and New York while under the spell of those smoke-like songs. J Edwards has had some kind of instrument in his hand since birth. While other babies were grasping at rattles, he was playing Black Gospel tambourine from under the front pew of the "Holy Roller" church. A little up high and double time. Writing his first official song at 9 years old he quickly found an outlet for his writings with his already husky vocal sound and soon became the voice of the "hollaring" songs sure to turn the worship into a hand clapping, foot stomping good time. It wasn't long before Edwards was the fill in person on whatever instrument was unoccupied during each church service. So many different notes to express so many different of moments. https://www.jedwardsmusic.net/
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