Next Tuesday is the 4th Tuesday of the month! In other words, if you make your way to The Heatley you'll be treated to live music that features new tunes and fresh sounds from adventuring songwriters. The past two months have features songstresses, and this month we have a couple fine fellows on the bill! Namely, Joseph Blood and Jeff Younger.
Below are a few tasty tidbits about the music-makers, and I look forward to seeing your happy faces warmed by the cozy, music-filled Heatley room!
Born and raised by a classical music loving piano teacher and a Hank Williams devotee prairie boy gave Joseph Blood a unique mix of influences. He began writing songs and at the age of 13 and gigging and touring professionally by 17. His versatility as a guitar player has made him a highly touted Vancouver session player for both recording and touring. His writing, a unique blend of country, pop and americana, has earned him recognition as a solo artist, and “On the Road With the Killer” is his first solo release.
Jeff Younger is known as a sonic madman, guitar freak, fearless improviser and dead serious composer. Well, the secret's out: he also likes writing pretty songs with words and singing them from the heart. In solo singer/songwriter mode, Jeff will croon songs about unicorns, slow dancing, getting wasted and, of course, broken hearts.
Shannon Scott channels the influence of the music and art of her idols and peers, and her songwriting finds itself in a nebulous place between jazz and folk. She has collaborated with artists that range from hip-hop to bebop to bluegrass, and finds passion in anything from Wayne Shorter to Waylon Jennings. Whether on piano or guitar, she winds her way through form and sound in unpredictable ways, and invariably sings with her heart on her sleeve. Whatever genre you call it, her music is undeniably genuine.