For The Sake of The Song - Alyssa Hankey & Tim Shannon

Sunday - June, 23 @ 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.
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If there was a person born to play the guitar, it was Alyssa Hankey. Born in the countryside just north of Pittsburgh, she began shaping her signature sound in her teenage years. Pulling from roots of blues and old country folk, her lyrics bring you into the heart of the steel mills and the bucolic landscape of rural America.
As a singer/songwriter Tim Shannon likes to write songs that either tell stories or highlight some truth that wrestles its' way into his life. Performing out of Wyndham, Maine, Shannon says, “Life is a classroom and I like to write about the things I struggle with, learn and enjoy. Musically I challenge myself to make each song sound almost entirely different than the last. I combine acoustic guitar and 'in the moment' looped rhythms to bring out the song’s uniqueness.”

Upcoming Events

Layne’s Wine Gig

Friday, July 19th

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The Ghosts of Johnson City

Friday, July 19th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Samuel James & D. Gross

Friday, July 19th

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Lacy Kay and the Righteous Liars

Friday, July 19th

10:00 PM - 11:59 PM

EAR BUS

Saturday, July 20th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Taylor O’Donnell

Saturday, July 20th

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.