Oxfam Jam in the Lounge with Dawn Landes, Mercy Bell, and Matt Lovell - 12/16/19Monday, December 16 2019 5:30pm Doors / 7:00pm Start
Oxfam Jam in the Lounge with Dawn Landes, Mercy Bell, and Matt Lovell - 12/16/19
at City Winery The Lounge at City Winery
TICKETS ARE $8 IN ADVANCE, & $10 AT THE DOOR
Oxfam is a global organization working to end the injustice of poverty. We help people build better futures for themselves, hold the powerful accountable, and save lives in disasters. An Oxfam Jam is a benefit performance for Oxfam featuring local artists and organized by volunteers. Known as “Oxjam” in the UK, these events began in 2006 with the goal of uniting music lovers around a shared goal: to raise money to fight poverty around the world. Since then, more than 50,000 musicians have played to audiences at thousands of venues, raising millions of dollars. Over the years, Oxfam Jam events have become increasingly diverse, featuring musicians from all genres as well as dance performances, comedy, spoken word, and more. But no matter what, these events are always led by volunteers who want to celebrate music and the arts in their own communities.
Dawn Landes is a Kentucky-bred singer-songwriter now based in Nashville. After a decade in NYC she made the move to Tennessee recently with her partner and young daughter. Her 5th and newest album “Meet me at the River” was produced by Country Music Hall of Famer Fred Foster (Roy Orbison, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton) and features appearances by Bobby Bare, Charlie McCoy and other living legends. "Meet Me at the River" is available on Yep Roc Records.
"...country music in a Linda Ronstadt vein." - Ann Powers, NPR Music
"...a potent, progressive take on emotive, modern folk." - Rolling Stone Country
Mercy Bell embodies intersectionality in her life and in her music. Drawing from folk, pop, and country, her music looks forward without losing sight of it’s roots. Her new self-titled album, released in October 2019, recorded with her band at the Bomb Shelter in Nashville, finds the openly queer Filipino-American singer and songwriter claiming her voice in a way that is personal and rapturous. A bicoastal upbringing in California and New England, and time spent in New York and Arkansas before landing in her current home of East Nashville, give her a perspective on life that is broad, deep, and uniquely American. Mercy embraces her singular view and uses it to show us that the small things tell us all we need to know about the big things.
Matt Lovell is a Nashville-raised singer-songwriter whose forthcoming debut album “Nobody Cries Today” will release in the spring. His most recent release “Dime Adiós” is a duet with friend and collaborator Leigh Nash—of Sixpence None The Richer. The bulk of his album was finished the very week he was the victim of a shooting at close-range during an attempted carjacking in Nashville’s Five Points neighborhood. His songs tell the story of a long road of self-discovery and of making peace with oneself. The themes in his writing have taken a new turn since his brush with near-death, and he continues to use his craft of songwriting to explore with earnestness the strange phenomenon of being alive.