House show in 4th floor private residence/loft space in downtownÂ Holyoke, MassachusettsÂ featuring Grand Prize Winner of NPR’s Mountain Stage New Song Contest, Amber Rubarth and genre-crossing grammy nominated cellist Dave Eggar performing with Tim Snider. Matthew Larsen and The Documents will also perform a set. Reserve your seat in advance. Don’t miss this show!
Past shows at this location included performances byÂ Henning Ohlenbusch,Â Dennis Crommett,Â Darlingside,Â Andrew Vladeck,Â Matthew Carefully, andÂ Will Stratton, andÂ Matthew Larsen and The Documents.Â If you would like to attend, please reserve your seat here in advance.
Amber Rubarth won the Grand Prize in this yearâ€™s New Song Mountain Stage Contest for her song â€œLetter From My Lonelier Self,â€ giving her the great opportunity to record her new unreleased album with a musical hero of hers, Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Norah Jones, Cold War Kids). Her quirky and endearingly candid songwriting has attracted enthusiasm from NPRâ€™s All Songs Considered, The Huffington Post, BBC Radio, a glowing feature in Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and a Sun Studio Session airing nationwide on PBS.
Amber will be performing as part of a trio for this show, backed by Dave Eggar and Tim Snider.
Two-time grammy nominated artist/cellist, Dave Eggar has performed throughout the world included solo appearances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Barbican Center London, the Hollywood Bowl and Lincoln Center. A graduate of Harvard University and the Juilliard School, Mr. Eggar has performed and recorded with artists such as Evanescence, The Who, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Michael Brecker, Train, Frank Ocean, Carly Simon, Dave Sanborn, Ralph Stanley, and many others.
Matthew Larsen has been a member of the vibrant Western Massachusetts music scene for a few decades, attracting audiences with introspective piano rock songs and thoughtful vocal arrangements. Sometimes short, quiet and sweetâ€“ other times building into wall-of-sound Hotel-California-like anthems, Matthewâ€™s songs often recall serious health issues (Matthew underwent a stem cell transplant at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston in late 2005).
With friends and instrumentalists, The Documents (Greg Saulmon, Aric Bieganek, Alex Peterson, and first cousin and longtime collaborator, Steve Biegner), their debut album “Apheresis” was lovingly recorded in studios, hallways, and living rooms byÂ Dave ChalfantÂ (The Nields) in and produced by Ethan Tufts (State Shirt).
Matthew also organizes and coordinates theÂ Dark Dining RoomÂ house concert series.
$25 per couple suggested donation.