Wallace Hall , 813 La Salle St Back Entrance Upstairs, Ottawa
Gather with us for an intimate night of original songs by songwriters from Illinois and beyond! Doors open at 6 for potluck/BYOB. Tune in between before the show to hear artists interviewed on the air or on the TuneIn App at WRWO 94.5 FM or online at wrwo.org.
song + story 9.10.19 hosted by Christina Marie Eltrevoog 6:00 Potluck/BYOB/Artist interviews on WRWO 94.5 FM 6:45 Nicholas Wiesner 7:00 Andy Greiner 7:30 Brandon Reisdorf 8:00 Seth Cocquit 8:30 Ed Dupas
$10 Suggested Donation supports the individual performers as an investment in their musical futures and supports WRWO's mission of providing opportunities for arts to thrive in Ottawa, IL.
Nicholas Wiesner is a Singer/Songwriter from Aurora, Illinois. He grew up with strong influences from The Avett Brothers, Punch Brothers, Gregory Alan Isakov, John Denver, and Johnny Cash. He focuses on the acoustics of folk music and implements them into his writing. He plays many different instruments to add variety to his music, such as guitar, banjo, piano, and bass.
Andy Greiner, a spirited bassist in different musical projects, also composes original songs of his own, delighting humankind with six-stringed tales told with grit and humor.
Brandon Reisdorf got his start as a classically trained composer and violinist, but has since turned his talents toward improvised music and songwriting. Brandon's songs span several genres and styles; but whether it's folk, rock, country, or the occasionally necessary political satire piece, his focus is squarely on ending up with "a song that says something" through the prosody of clever lyrics, catchy melodies, and creative structures. Brandon is intentionally prolific as a writer, and loves the challenges that come with songcraft, either as a lone writer or in collaboration with other minds.
Seth Cocquit has been tapping into his rust belt frame of mind and writing songs from the bottom of his black dirt heart - Sweet as his grandmas apple pie and hard as his grandads day in the field.
Ed Dupas Americana singer-songwriter Ed Dupas’ lived-in melodies unwind with reflective lyrics and speak to the current state of the human condition, soothing where possible, agitating where necessary, and seeking change where appropriate.
Crafted from the heart, Ed Dupas’ simple yet soulful music flows from an array of broad social themes to more personal narratives of love and loss. Rooted in both realism and idealism, Ed's musical goal is deeper inquiry and exploration for himself and his listeners. With comparisons ranging from Steve Earle to Bruce Springsteen, Ed paints a sonic picture of the road less traveled and the world de-familiarized. Ed Dupas creates and shares well worn wide awake music.