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Americana Showcase: Dana Twigg, Jim Shaffer, and Andrew Alling
May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for a night of original tunes by three Central NY singer/songwriters: Dana Twigg, Jim Shaffer, and Andrew Alling.
The showcase will take place in the Homer Center for the Arts Community Room. $5 at the door. Snacks and beverages will be on sale.
More info about the performers:
Dana Twigg is a songwriter from West Groton, New York.
After finishing up his debut album, 15 Hours in Manhattan, Twigg played gigs throughout the Northeast for the better part of a year then entered the studio with AJ Strauss to start work on his second full length, Morning Light is a Friend of Mine. The album was put together over the course of a few months in Strauss’ studio and a new sound for Twigg was born, incorporating a number of different instruments to give each song its own personality and to bring the album full circle. After two plus years of playing from coast to coast and numerous attempts to record again, Twigg finally entered the studio again in February 2016 and started work on his third full length album, Better View. He had the pleasure of bringing in some of his favorite musicians that have been by his side for numerous live gigs including Brandon Young and Stephen Bradley, and with the help of Marlette Studios, Twigg’s vision became a reality. Better View was released on June 3, 2016.
Jim Shaffer has been in the Central NY local music scene for over 20 years. His years of playing guitar for the classic rock band Bad Habit of Sandy Creek have served him well as he utilizes his rhythmic guitar style to back up his vocals on his originals songs as well as covers of his favorite artists. His Americana stylings have been likened to Gordon Lightfoot. He is a frequent performer at the Wooden Apple Homestead Music and Arts Festival as well as a guest on their “On the Porch” radio show. Jim was a chosen performer in the Oswego Music Hall Emerging Performers Showcase and was one of several local performers picked to participate in Oswego’s Porchfest. He is a contributor to the ‘American Roots Songwriting Series”, as well as the local “Songwriters Live” series. He also lent his guitar skills to Gina Hollsopple’s Sammy nominated CD- “2015”.
His influences include Folk, Country, and Rock His set lists includes numerous originals as well as and songs by Dylan, John Prine, Tom Petty, The Band, Niel Young and various other artists.
Jim is currently concentrating on Songwriting and has just released his first EP “Broken” which was recorded at Subcat Studios in Syracuse.
Andrew Alling is a singer-songwriter who resides in Ithaca, N.Y. Following the Grateful Dead around in the late ’80s and ’90s, he supported himself as a street musician, visiting 46 states. He played keyboards with jam bands while living in Syracuse, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, California and Nashville. He now performs exclusively on acoustic guitar, organ bass pedals and the harmonica. He does this all simultaneously.
Andrew is a one-man three-piece singer-songwriter jam band. Strongly influenced by the folk revival of the late ’60s and the 70s songwriting movement, he believes in keeping his sound clean without using effects pedals and live looping recording devices.
He has written more than 100 songs and self-produced more than six CDs. Balanced with his current yoga practice, his music speaks of politics, love, hardship, truth, adversity and hope. You can buy his music, but catch one of his live shows.