June 23rd, 2022 7pm Stage 3
Nashville based Ruby Rae writes and performs music that defies easy categorization: a catalog of influences would include Wanda Jackson, Mazzy Star, and Lori McKenna. Simultaneously catchy and psychological, the sound is cinematic and complex, drawing on diverse sources that include film, mythology, and autobiography. Her latest full band album "The Uncanny" (2016) was inspired during a songwriting residency at the Akumal International Art Residency in Mexico. Ruby Rae is currently collaborating on a brand new record with Producer Lawson White to be released in 2022.
Mary-Elaine Jenkins is a Brooklyn-based songwriter, singer, and guitarist. A native of the South Carolina Lowcountry, her sound combines manifold influences with a distinctly southern sensibility. After graduating from college in Washington, DC, she spent two years in Madrid, a time that would prove creatively transformative. Upon making her home in NYC, she surrounded herself with a creative network that would eventually include Thom Beemer, who produced and engineered "Hold Still,” her full-length debut.
MEJ has been named among “5 Up-And-Coming Women Musicians You Should Know About” (Bust Magazine), described as "standing righteously above other young pretenders" (Glide Magazine), and her voice has been called "a mix of cloves, sage, ash, thorns, and honey” (The Deli NYC). She is a fixture in the New York music scene, has toured Europe, and has supported artists such as Martha Wainwright, Birds of Chicago, and Courtney Marie Andrews. She and Beemer are currently at work on a new record. Butch Parnell
When Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley met in New York City on that hot summer day...oh,wait... that's the bio for KISS.
Butch Parnell is a songwriter/singer/producer from the small town of Red Springs, North Carolina. After a chance encounter with Ryan Adams, who heard and encouraged his writing, he relocated to New York City to pursue it full-time. He currently resides there and Nashville where he writes and produces music for himself and other artist.