Bands Together [#Bands2GTHR] is a uniquely collaborative, concert experience featuring local artists Erica Leigh + Aaron Shadwell. Musicians talk a lot about the idea of community, but rarely is this concept carried out on stage… “Bands Together” models the idea of community in a tangible way, with 2 full bands simultaneously interweaving their sounds on stage. Erica Leigh + Aaron Shadwell have a way of stitching an audience together with songs about hard times, that inspire good times. Grab a friend, treat yourself to a nice cold Jack’s Abby beer, and enjoy this one of a kind concert experience!
Boston-based Erica Leigh is an ASCAP & SESAC award-winning singer-songwriter, whose fans describe as a mesh between Paula Cole, Sara Bareilles & Imogen Heap. Her lyrically-driven songwriting is both heartfelt and honest, inspired by human experiences of vulnerability and self-discovery – in particular, she is driven as an artist by her recent experience as a cancer survivor. Deli Magazine says “Erica Leigh, is not only a singer/songwriter with an exceptional talent. She is also an uplifting figure in the community, a source of hope for those who share in her struggle.” 2-time Grammy award-winning producer Ben Wisch [Marc Cohn] says, “What a gift you’ve been given. Such a joy to hear your voice and spirit.” John Mayer says “Your music is so soulful… and sexy… I love your phrasing.”
- Tickets: Regular $25 • Senior 65+ $24 • Member $22 • Student/Child $12
Aaron Shadwell has shared festivals with Gavin DeGraw and the New Kids On The Block. His energetic live show and confessional anthems reveal a voice with a troubled and painful past, his wink-wink-nudge-nudge-upbeat-rock arrangements grooving in garish contrast to lyrics that darkly illustrate injustice, isolation, and heartache. At times he directly challenges the white-male centric culture he grew up in. Shadwell’s riff centered guitar playing draws as much from the great slide guitar blues players as from rock and the great soul sounds of the 60’s as well as 50’s country. The recordings and live show while fun, are a metaphor for the incongruity Shadwell, like many of his listeners, face on a daily basis: the hell-bent determination to seem “okay” when many things around us are not.