For The Sake of The Song: Tim Vee, Tim Winchester, Brad Lauretti

Sunday - May, 26 @ 7:00pm

Inspired by the late, great Townes Van Zant, songwriters come together for this monthly showcase to enjoy each other's music. The rest of us are just there to listen, have all the feels, and applaud when appropriate. Artists will bring a mix of Americana music featuring bluegrass, folk, classic country, and blues sometimes tinged with the punk and metal backgrounds of some of the performers. Loosely grouped under what's come to be known as Americana music, the common thread to these performances is original songwriting and storytelling. There will normally be two full sets by a mix of local and touring acts, as well as individual performances before, between and maybe after the two headlining acts. These will often be new, recently written songs by engaging songwriters putting their heart into the moment.

The Songwriters:

Tim Winchester, a native of Auburn, Mass., has been plying the songsmith trade as an indie-folk artist all over New England. This will be a great set!
Website: timwinchestermusic.com
Music: soundcloud.com/timwinchestermusic

Brooklyn, New York's Brad Lauretti a.k.a. This Frontier Needs Heroes: “...ranges from simply arranged, heartbreaking ballads to raucous foot-tappers, complete with rambling electric guitar solos and handclaps... both call to mind vast and often desolate American landscapes.” NPR

https://www.facebook.com/thisfrontierneedsheroes/

Tim Vee is a native of New York who has spent years traveling the country with a wide range of bands, building his own songwriting chops all along the way. He's headed to Maine from Texas and heading straight back after this show, so let's give him some love!

https://youtu.be/6YF7JEJ58ao

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