bluefrogcoffee (bluefrogcoffee) wrote in suny_cortland,

more music in May @ The Blue Frog Coffeehouse

Friday, May 12th, 8pm- Lis Harvey- $5
Saturday, May 13th, 8pm- Chris Merkley- $3
Sunday, May 14th, 10am- Mother's Day Jazz Brunch, featuring Stevie D.- $10
Tuesday, May 16th, 7pm- Ember Swift- $10

The Blue Frog Coffeehouse
64 Main Street, Market Place Mall
Cortland, NY 13045

Friday, May 12th, 8pm- Lis Harvey- $5
So writes THE WASHINGTON POST about Lis Harvey, whose
romance with the road landed her in RIPLEY'S BELIEVE
IT OR NOT at age 25. That year, the New England native
played 52 concerts in all 50 US states in 60 days -
and won the first GUINNESS WORLD RECORD(tm) for
extreme touring. "The trip was as much a testament to
her dedication as it was a publicity stunt," writes
THE ONION AV CLUB. "Hard- touring folk-popper Lis
Harvey is capable of inspiring smiles even when
singing about heartbreak or calamity. Her warm,
inviting voice... can hold a room captive." Hope, wit
and open-road frankness color Harvey's award-wining
songs, and make her live performances "worth [every]
effort." (DIRTY LINEN) With her voice and finger-style
guitar, Harvey draws "spring stream songs" (DL) from
classical roots. The result is rather like a jazzy,
folk cocktail - on the rocks.

Saturday, May 13th, 8pm- Chris Merkley- $3
Chris Merkley's blend of American roots music is built
on a foundation of the Blues, and music from throught
the past century that it has inspired. As a child,
Merkley grew up listening to his parents' collection
of screatch-up vinyl records of 1950's and 60's Folk
music. Further investigation of the collection led to
his discovery of Rock and Roll, which he then traced
back to the Blues artists who inspired it all.

Sunday, May 14th, 10am- Mother's Day Jazz Brunch,
featuring Stevie D.- $10
Gimme! coffee, catered brunch by M & D Deli, with live
jazz music featuring Cortland's favorite- Stevie D.
and a crew of stellar musicians to celebrate Mother's
Day on Main Street in Cortland!

Tuesday, May 16th, 7pm- Ember Swift- $10
Toronto's Ember Swift is both an individual
singer-songwriter and a dynamic trio. Alongside of
Ember's elastic jazz vocals and lush acoustic guitar
are layers of electric violin, bass guitar, drums,
percussion and vocal harmonies. Most notably, Lyndell
Montgomery, with infectious charisma and musicianship
akin to wizardy, has been performing with Ember Swift
for years. Ember Swift and her band speak their minds
and their truths boldly and without fear from stages
across Canada, the U.S. and Australia. Their songs
shed light on issues such as globalization, consumer
awareness, food politics, disengaging from capitalist
greed, feminism, queer politics, racism and
environmentalism. All seven of their independently
released albums on their independent record label
"Few'll Ignite Sound" weave politics and poetics in
and out of daring musical arrangements. They are proud
independent artists, by identity not default.
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