New York Songwriter Round

February 16th, 2022 9pm   Stage 3


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Andrew Pierson (of Mountain Laurel)


Andrew Pierson is a songwriter, vocalist and rhythm guitarist in the folk rock band Mountain Laurel, the oft told tale of a college cover band turned indie rock group. In the fall of 2014, the band began playing bars and rooftop parties alike in their beloved Bronx, New York as a cover band called Seabass and the Fellas. After graduating, the group stuck together to continue playing shows in the New York City metro area, and embarked on their foray into original music in the Fall of 2020 with the release of their debut single, The Weather. Informed by Phish and Dave Matthews Band shows at the Hartford Meadows, classic rock on FM radio’s 95.9 the Fox, and their parents’ Stevie Wonder and Fleetwood Mac records, Mountain Laurel’s sound transcends the typical indie rock genre to include influences of folk, jazz, rock, pop, and country music.

Penelope Q


A quiet drive clears your mind. In the same manner, penelope Q’s music presses the reset button and refreshes the spirit. Delicate acoustic guitar and cinematic piano carry her honest stories of life, friendships, and relationships. The New York-born and based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist channels eloquent Laurel Canyon songcraft and diaristic nineties-style lyricism through a minimalist prism where the words hit just as hard as the chords do. Generating millions of streams independently and developing a growing fan base, she crafts a soundtrack intimately attuned to every twist, turn, bump, and bend in the road of life with perspective far beyond her years.

Spencer Bebon


Originally from Fairfield, CT, Spencer Bebon is a musician and songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY. Ranging from Stax-era soul to singer-songwriter acoustic, Spencer has a unique blend of songs that capture a modern feel while nodding to the great musicians of the past. Formerly the front man of Rabbit’s Foot, Spencer has his sights set on new projects and is excited to bring his sound to the world.