This October we are delighted to welcome to The Crescent's stage three hugely gifted and talented artists for Nashville - In The Round!
Featuring the combined talents of three award-winning artists, Jesse Terry, Lizanne Knott and Michael Logen, the concert includes solo performances as the artists play a selection of songs from their respective past and present releases. The artists will also combine on duets and never seen before collaborations, and share the stories behind their songs.
A true musical journeyman, New England-based singer/songwriter Jesse Terry has made it his mission to share his love of music fully and completely, without regard for shading his emotions or tempering his convictions. The ability to create a connection, to bare his soul and express his feelings through his songs has been the defining thread in a career that began in 2010 and has spawned five albums (The Runner, Empty Seat on a Plane, Stay Here With Me, and his latest pair, Stargazer and Natural). A career that has seen Terry play over a thousand shows around the world, including such notable festivals as Bonnaroo, 30A Songwriters Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival and the Americana Music Association’s AmericanaFest.
Natural, a very sparse and acoustic album compared to its predecessor Stargazer, finds Jesse relying on a more organic approach to his music, while adding an additional layer of emotional impact with the help of some of the female singers he admires most: Dar Williams, Cary Ann Hearst of Shovels & Rope, Liz Longley, Kim Richey, Annie Clements, Sarah Darling and Erin Rae.
"Stargazer, nigh perfect, sweeps you in and on first hearing overwhelms... this is music to revel in, so just revel till the starlight fades." Nick West / RnR Magazine
A long standing member of the Philadelphia music scene and partner of Grammy Award Winning MorningStar Studios, Lizanne Knott has also managed to make herself a home in Nashville as well as the UK. She has been captivating audiences throughout the US and UK, garnering accolades from radio listeners and peers around the globe. She has performed at some of the most prestigious listening venues, theaters and concert halls throughout the US, UK and Spain and at a growing number of mainstream festivals including; The Philadelphia Folk Fest, The Canterbury Festival (England) The Belfast Fest (Ireland) and The Sala BBK Fest (Spain). She has shared the stage with the likes of Shawn Colvin, Joan Osbourne, Josh Ritter, Jimmy Webb, JD Souther, Lucy Kaplansky, Melody Gardot and more. A frequent featured artist on London's acclaimed Bob Harris Show, BBC2 and other BBC stations, she also receives airplay on AAA radio throughout the US. Her music has been used in independent films, TV movies, documentaries and by national non-profit organizations.
"Absolutely gorgeous music. We've rarely had as big a reaction in recent years that we've had for Lizanne Knott" Bob Harris BBC2
Grammy-Nominated Folk/Americana artist Michael Logen is based in Nashville, but also tours extensively throughout the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Netherlands and Denmark. He has opened for artists like John Legend, John Hiatt, Mat Kearney, Jonny Lang and India.Arie and his music can be heard on NPR, BBC, VH1 and TV shows like, “Nashville”, “Suits”, “Parenthood”, “One Tree Hill” and “The Fosters”. Also a Grammy-winning, Platinum-selling Songwriter, Michael's songs have been recorded by artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Mat Kearney, Jonny Lang, Paul Carrack, The Greencards, Will Hoge, Delerium and many others.
“Mark him down as one to watch, very closely” - AmericanaUK