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$40.00 – $50.00Suzie Brown
“Bluesy, folky, achy, sweet-voiced Suzie Brown. A practicing cardiologist pursuing a career in singing (her own songs) and playing the guitar, she’s part Emmylou Harris, part Allison Krauss, and totally worth seeing.” -Philadelphia Magazine
“There’s nothing common about this rising talent.” -WXPNWanderlustNASHVILLE, Tenn. — The music industry was different in the 1990s. Rock ‘n’ roll ruled the roost. Spotify had yet to be invented. It was during this golden age — somewhere between Bill Clinton’s inauguration and the start of the New Millennium — that a rock band named Wanderlust made its stand.Wanderlust felt like a timeless band for the modern world, its songs rooted in electric guitars, classic pop hooks, percussive stomp, and the shared chemistry of four friends — frontman and principal songwriter Scot Sax, guitarist Rob Bonfiglio, bassist Mark Getten, and drummer Jim Cavanaugh — who’d finally gotten their shot at the brass ring. Decades after inking a major-label contract with RCA Records, opening for The Who, and touring America with Collective Soul, Wanderlust has reconvened to finish some unfinished business with 2021’s All A View, available on July 2, 2021.To understand Wanderlust’s present, it helps to look at the band’s past. The group formed in Philadelphia in 1993, signed a record deal in 1994, and released the debut album Prize in 1995. Championed by publications like The Sunday London Times (“Wanderlust‘s album Prize is one of the greatest rock albums ever made”) and MOJO (“power pop at its best ”), Wanderlust burned brightly and briefly. Dropped from RCA before they could finish their second album, the musicians released a self-titled record in 1998 and soon went their separate ways. Sax established himself as a hit songwriter, solo artist, and sought-after filmmaker during the 21st century, co-writing the Grammy-winning “Like We Never Loved At All” for Faith Hill and Tim McGraw and serving as the hand-picked opening act for Robert Plant and Allison Krauss‘ Raising Sand tour. Meanwhile, Bonfiglio released a half-dozen solo albums, performed with the Beach Boys, produced an album for Wilson Phillips, and landed an ongoing spot in Brian Wilson’s band.Recently, in 2020, Sax came across a DAT tape featuring acoustic recordings of songs he’d written after Prize‘s release. These demos felt like a time capsule — a blast from the past, dreamt into existence during the band’s heyday and filled with the same sonic spirit that had once earned Wanderlust admittance into the big leagues. The songs would’ve made a great Wanderlust album … which is why Sax decided to get the band back together and finish the work he’d already started.“I feel like a young Cameron Crowe, with a story about a band that fell victim to its own insecurities in the bright lights — and with the big wigs — of the music business, circa 1995,” he says. “Now, the same four guys find an old cassette of songs never recorded, long forgotten in their fall from grace. So what do they do? They put on their big-boy pants and make the album that never was.”That album is All A View, and it bridges the gap between Wanderlust’s past and present. Sax’s original demos represent the record’s bedrock, with most of his performances from 1996 remaining intact. Nearly 25 years after he laid down his vocals and acoustic guitar, a reunited Wanderlust began turning those bare-boned recordings into full-blown rock anthems, with each bandmate overdubbing his contributions from home during the 2020 pandemic. Sax wrote new songs for the project, too, including several collaborations with Rob Bonfiglio. The album was then mixed in Philadelphia, the same city that Wanderlust once called home.“What began as a revisitation of older material became a kind of snapshot of our musical journeys in the present tense,” explains Bonfiglio.Removed from the forces that drove the band apart — including conflicts between bandmates, pressure from their record label, and the collective desperation of four 20 somethings to succeed — Wanderlust’s members have rediscovered the singular sound that turned them into radio darlings and cult favorites during the mid-’90s.“We’re all grown up now,” Sax says. “It’s so great to reconnect once again, after the dust settled. I’ve been in all kinds of bands, but when the four of us played together for the first time in 1993, something special happened. It’s exactly the same feeling we got when we started working on All A View. The four of us just have a connection. We’ll play a song, and it just sounds like Wanderlust. It’s been amazing to let go of the ego and paranoia I had as a younger person, and just realize how great this band is.”
$35.00 – $55.00Dan Navarro, who wrote Pat Benatar’s hit “We Belong,” has written, sung, played and acted his way through a rich and varied career. Half of the renowned duo Lowen & Navarro with Eric Lowen, Navarro transitioned smoothly into a busy solo career over the past decade, touring almost constantly since Lowen’s retirement in 2009. We look forward to his return to The Living Room. Laura will join her longtime collaborator on the songs that they wrote together. For more information visit www.dannavarro.com.Laura Mann is a singer-songwriter /producer and guitarist from the Philadelphia area and the curator/owner of the award winning boutique music venue called The Living Room at 35 East
$35.00 – $45.00
Rated one of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30 years of age by Acoustic Guitar magazine, Trevor is an instrumentalist from Philadelphia whose style ranges from edgy, driving rhythms to delicate, melodic themes. Exploring the guitar’s full creative potential, his blending of sounds weave together textures into grand yet intimate and lyrical compositions. While leaving no physical aspect of the guitar untouched, Trevor navigates audiences through an igniting experience of music that isn’t just heard but felt. Aside from being featured on NPR, NBC, PBS and countless international media outlets, Trevor’s tour calendar has taken him to 14 countries and counting performing at many historic places including Carnegie Hall in New York City, Union Chapel in London, Music History Museum in Bologna, Adolfo Mejia Theater in Colombia, and more. He has also had the opportunity to share the stage with some of the most trusted and legendary names in the music business prompting high praise from Will Ackerman, Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Hackett, Stanley Jordan, Phil Keaggy, Pat Martino, John Mayer, Andy McKee, Steve Miller, Graham Nash, Dar Williams, and more.
$35.00 – $45.00
As a performer, Tim has entertained audiences internationally. He maintains an active performing schedule, appearing in a variety of concert venues such as the Kimmel Center, Montreal Jazz Festival, Carnegie Center, Hard Rock Live, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Memphis Acoustic Guitar Festival, Healdsburg Guitar Festival, Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase and many more…
Tim performs at benefit concerts, festivals, workshops, corporate events and television programs. Tim has performed live on many radio programs as a featured artist including Echoes and Kid’s Corner, both popular syndicated shows heard on hundreds of Public Radio stations nationwide.
Tim performs as a solo artist and also has shared the stage with such notable artists as Les Paul, George Benson, Jean Luc Ponty, Rick Wakeman, Alex DeGrassi, Jake Shimabukuru, California Guitar Trio, John Sebastian and many more … In addition to his solo performances, Tim offers several different concert programs such as StringSongs, a trio which includes Bass Player Magazine’s Player of the Year Michael Manring and Grammy Award winner Pat Robinson on keyboards.
$35.00 – $50.00
“NRBQ are that rare group that’s eclectic, stylistically innovative, and creatively ambitious while also sounding thoroughly unpretentious and accessible. At its best, NRBQ‘s music casually mixes up barrelhouse R&B, British Invasion pop, fourth-gear rockabilly, exploratory free jazz, and dozens of other flavors while giving it all a stomp-down rhythm that makes fans want to dance and expressing a sense of joy and easy good humor that comes straight from the heart.”
Saturday – 12/11/21 – Movie Night! Adventures of a Secret Kidd: The Mass Hallucination of Kenn Kweder$35.00 – $45.00
Including a special Q and A following the movie.
The Living Room at 35 East presents this wonderful documentary on Kenn Kweder’s life. Questions and Answers will follow.
Adventures of a Secret Kidd: The Mass Hallucination of Kenn Kweder is a film by John Hutelmyer, a 27-year-old Coatesville native and longtime Kweder fan. Made with his subject’s complete cooperation, the 105-minute flick details Kweder’s childhood, including a mother with an outsize personality and a lifelong regret of not pursuing a show business career; his early days as a Rittenhouse Square busker; his mid- to late-’70s run as the city’s most buzzed-about rocker (backed by several generations of the explosive Secret Kidds); and his still-thriving, decadeslong career as a journeyman performer grinding out a living with gigs five or more nights a week at area taprooms and cafes. ~ Chuck Darrow
$40.00 – $50.00
— Marshall Howard Crenshaw is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist best known for hit songs such as “Someday, Someway,” a US Top 40 hit in 1982, “Cynical Girl,” and “Whenever You’re on My Mind.” His music has roots in classic soul music and Buddy Holly, to whom Crenshaw was often compared in the early days of his career, and whom he portrayed in the 1987 film La Bamba.
$35.00 – $55.00
For more than 20 years, Jim Boggia has been winning over fans, critics, contemporaries and luminaries alike with his uncompromising devotion to the sort of winsomely nostalgic, emotionally direct songcraft that’s impervious to age. His sonically intelligent retro-pop manifesto informs three studio albums2001’s “Fidelity Is the Enemy,” 2005’s “Safe in Sound” and 2008’s “Misadventures in Stereo” and he’s worked with a startling array of artists, including Aimee Mann, Joan Osborne, David Byrne, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Bernadette Peters, NRBQ’s Big Al Anderson, famed Beach Boys lyricist Tony Asher, MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, Attractions drummer Pete Thomas, and countless others. Also an accomplished singer and guitarist, Boggia performs with the well-known New York Citybased Beatles tribute band, the Fab Faux, as well as Mad Dogs & Dominos, an 18-piece collective headed by a heavyweight roster that includes Blues Brothers alum Lou Marini and producer John Leventhal. Oh, and he plays a mean ukulele. For more information
$65.00 – $85.00
John Waite is an English musician. As a solo artist, he has released ten studio albums and is best known for the 1984 hit single “Missing You”, which reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the top ten on the UK Singles Chart. He was also the lead vocalist for the successful rock bands The Babys and Bad English.
He will be performing a special acoustic show with his band.