March 9th, 2020 8pm Stage 1
Nicholas Zork is a singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, music director and collaborative artist. His songs, academic writing and music practices explore ways that music can resonate, embody meaning, cultivate diverse and inclusive community, and overcome social barriers.
He is the musical director for TINTR (thisisnottheradio.com/tintr), a diverse artists’ community in New York City, with whom he has helped create collaborative concerts at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, Apollo Music Cafe and other venues. And he is the artistic director and co-curator for Carnegie Hill Concerts, a chamber music series that features artists of different genres and disciplines in curated, shared programs, bringing people together to participate in the celebration and cultivation of New York City’s diverse community (carnegiehillconcerts.org).
Nicholas’ classical compositions have been performed by university and festival choirs, and his music has appeared in numerous television programs.
In addition to writing and recording with other artists, Nicholas also performs his own folk-oriented pop songs. His music has taken him around the United States, Europe and to Australia. Nicholas’ EPs, “Questions I Can’t Answer,” “All We Own,” and “Promises I Can’t Keep” explore questions of love, loss, doubt and hope through stories — both autobiographical and imagined.
Dave Yaden is a singer/songwriter and piano player who has played and written with some of the best up and coming artists in the game (Josh Kelley, Tyler Hilton, Lady Antebellum, Ryan Tedder). His Billy Joel meets The Band sound is classic rock with touches of modern pop and Americana.
Dave cut his teeth in the LA music scene playing in a number of bands while attending USC. He signed a record contract with Atlantic Records alongside singer-songwriter Joe Firstman. With Joe, he toured the country, opening for everyone from SHERYL CROW to MICHELLE BRANCH to WILLIE NELSON. He has recorded and performed with JOSH KELLEY, cowritten many songs on Josh’s records and played on his hit Amazing, featuring a prominent wurlitzer solo by Dave. He has also recorded and performed with ONE REPUBLIC, ERIC HUTCHINSON, SISTER HAZEL, KATE VOEGELE, Tony Lucca, Curtis Peoples, BLAKE LEWIS, PAT MCGEE, KEATON SIMONS, MARC BROUSSARD, The Sons of William, THE KIN, Charles Kelley, JOSH HOGE (Epic Records), JC CHASEZ and TYLER HILTON (Warner Bros.), One Tree Hill, Walk The Line), and John-Mark (Maverick Records). He has appeared numerous times on a number of national television shows including GOOD MORNING AMERICA, CDUSA, THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, THE TONIGHT SHOW, MTVs TRL, and LATE NIGHT WITH CARSON DALY.
Dave is a producer, songwriter and actor, he has co-written songs on records by TYLER HILTON, JOSH KELLEY, Josh Hoge, Curtis Peoples, and LADY ANTEBELLUM. Showing off his range, Dave has worked on hip hop tracks with Justin Trugman (EMINEM, OL’ DIRTY BASTARD)—some these tracks are featured most recently on MTV,—and written and recorded with hardcore punk band PIERCE THE VEIL (Equal Vision Records). Dave’s band, THE WEIGHT, released their debut record “Home” in March of 2006 and is in the process of releasing his first solo album, “Bear Me Up” (Todd Beauchamp producing). Known to many as The Reverend, Dave continues to establish and define his craft and persona-making him one of the most notable up and coming personalities in the music scene today.