Friday, March 20
Tickets: $5 at Ticketweb.com, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p), or charge by phone 866-777-8932
7pm Doors 8pm Start
Davey O. and his songs are Buffalo, NY. They are your hometown. Songs born from a work ethic instilled by a factory working father; steeped in time, then written like a conversation with your next door neighbor and as comfortable as a well-worn pair of shoes. These are the stories of American life. Songs of labor, love, laughter, sorrow, life and death, baptized in waters drawn from a deep and timeless well.
His is a journey dedicated to the craft of drawing the line that connects our common humanity. With a journalist’s eye for detail and poet’s ear for the well-turned observation, Davey O. finds the universal in the particular, turning day-to-day minutiae into dusty paeans to the indomitability of the human spirit. With each tale another slice of life examined.
- 2013 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Finalist
- 2013 Best New Artist – Radio Crystal Blue, Philadelphia, PA
- New CD, “No Passengers” – “Best of 2014” honors from WMSC (Montclair, NJ), WAMC (Albany, NY), Troy Public Radio (Auburn, AL), and WHRW (Binghamton, NY)
- “No Passengers” – Nine consecutive weeks as a Top 25 Contemporary Folk Album on the Roots Music Reports, debuting at #3
Sara Elizabeth is an indie singer/songwriter, musician, storyteller, and multi-instrumentalist based in Western New York. Sara picked up her first guitar on her ninth birthday, at which point she began 8 years of classical and jazz training before turning to songwriting full time. She has since added ukulele, piano, banjo, and mandolin to her repertoire to help support her alto vocals, and is also a 2012 graduate of the University at Buffalo’s Department of Music. Backing Sara Elizabeth is the talented drummer/percussionist Josh Schlabach, a student of Tony Miranda, and rounding out the lineup is bassist and fellow UB alumni Tom Varco.
Sara Elizabeth’s musical influences range from The Beatles, to Ingrid Michaelson and The Avett Brothers. According to Sara, she takes “the heart of folk music, the soul of the blues, the brain of classical, and the energy of modern indie rock and uses them to tell stories no one has ever heard before.” This is evident in her releases “Darling, I’m Not Yours [EP]” (2011), “On the Rise” (2012), and “Be Well” (2014), as well as in her intriguing live performances with her rhythm section.
Best of WNY’s Bob Silvestri has noted, “The key to being above everyone else in the singer songwriter mélange is obviously to write good songs, and this talented girl has a few.” According to Artvoice’s Kellie Powell, “Buffalo indie artist, Sara Elizabeth’s tender sweet voice could shred Lennon’s mellow ballads like, ‘All You Need Is Love.’” With a strong set of experiences behind her and a bright future ahead, Sara Elizabeth is primed for years of success!
Date(s) - 03/20/2015
341 Delaware Avenue