Americana Rising featuring Jason Erie, Holly Bruce and Simone Nicole in the Lounge - 10/20/18Saturday, October 20 2018 5:30pm Doors / 7:00pm Start / Ends 9:00pm (Estimated End Time)
Americana Rising featuring Jason Erie, Holly Bruce and Simone Nicole in the Lounge - 10/20/18
at City Winery The Lounge at City Winery
- 9:00pm (Estimated End Time)
TICKETS ARE $8 IN ADVANCE, & $10 AT THE DOOR
Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Jason Erie has spent over ten years fronting multiple bands with numerous stints on the road. After five years fronting NY-based rock band Waking Up East, Jason decided to take a break from music altogether. In 2016, after a four-year hiatus, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, newborn son, and his well-worn notebook, brimming with new material ready to be heard. Northern Americana at its core, with explosions of unhinged emotion, Jason Erie’s sound paints a grimly beautiful picture of suburbanite America in decay. Reminiscent of early Springsteen, his music shines a redemptive light on the shadowed characters living in every corner of the country. With songs composed in a marriage of structure and chaos, Jason Erie mashes Americana storytelling with the punk-rock edge he grew up on. What results is his truly unique style.
Holly Bruce is a Nashville native singer-songwriter and composer with roots in Americana and Pop. Hollycaptivates her audience with her soulful voice and lyrics that span a wide range as she sings of topics such as addiction, self discovery and freedom.
Self taught by ear from an early age, she studied Music Composition the San Francisco Conservatory where she also discovered a love of yoga, nature and spiritual arts. These themes influence her music. She travels often both nationally and internationally, writing and performing wherever she goes. Currently based in Nashville, she plans to launch an EP in a near future. Stay tuned with Holly Bruce Music via her newsletter and social media!
Twenty-first century composer Klaus Schulze once said, "The human voice is the first and most natural musical instrument, also the most emotional." The stirring, soulful voice of Dallas/Fort Worth independent singer and songwriter Simone Nicole moves beyond "happy" or "sad" and illuminates a broad range of emotion for her listeners.
Simone first found her voice singing with her parents at an early age. She learned to play the drums and formed her first band in 2004. As she grew, so did her interest in music, especially singing and songwriting. A self-taught guitarist, Simone started playing open mic nights in 2008 and quickly expanded to performing alongside other local artists regularly at coffee houses, restaurants, bars, country clubs, and house parties.
2011 saw the release of Simone's first self-written and produced EP "Hanging on a Cloud." That same year she began performing at larger venues like the House of Blues in Dallas, The Kessler Theatre, and Keller Fest in nearby Keller, Texas. Since then, Simone has moved to Switzerland, Nashville, and then back to the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex where she presently lives.
Throughout this journey, she continued to write passionate and creative music as well as perform also co-written with artists like Matthew Perryman Jones, Crystal Yates, Joshua Mather, Brett Manning, and Miika of Above Stars.
Simone has been working on her first full length album with Tim Phelan, Brendan Gilman, Drew Harakal, Brook Wallace, and Richard Shafer, which released October 20th, 2017. You can find it on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, etc...