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Willie DE Album Release with special guest Kristen Rae Bowden

Willie DE, a nationally touring young artist based in Central Virginia, blends blues, jazz, and rock (mostly rock!) to create a fresh, original sound. Willie’s new release, “Runaway Child,” his third record, follows his much-praised “Thunder Train.” In the new album, Willie goes back to his rock and roll roots, adding multi-instrumental orchestration and the sounds of the tabla and violin. The result is both down home and mystical, a journey into the familiar Far-away. Major players on this album include well-known locals Loren Oppenheimer (tabla) and Devon Sproule (back-up vocals). Willie is supported by the super-skilled Willie DE Band, Starring Justin Esposito on violin and keyboard, Stuart Gunter on drums and Randall Pharr on bass. Willie DE is back in town with a fresh sound that blends his new rock powers with his long-time love for blues and jazz. “Runaway Child” will be released on September 20!

Kristen Rae Bowden – Within singer-songwriter Kristen Rae Bowden is the spirit of the mountains and a wild streak of wanderlust. Her 11-song debut, Language And Mirrors, snapshots nostalgic moments of rugged rural life and bracing jolts of adventure. It’s an electrifying yin yang collection of roots rock and stately orchestral rock that lyrically reveals the singer-songwriter’s fiery blend of sensitivity and strength. Her artistry brims with clever metaphorical turns of phrases, raw emotionality, and imaginative musical arrangements. Kristen counts as inspiration such diverse artists as Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Primus, Radiohead, Joni Mitchell, John Prine, and legendary musical theater composer Stephen Sondheim. In performance she exudes white-knuckle passion, pounding the sh#& out of her piano while sharing her majestic musicality.

All Ages // $5 ADV // $8 DOS // 7pm Doors // 8pm Show

Earlier Event: September 13
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