Songwriters in the Round
Common Ground Coffeehouse @ The First Unitarian Society of Westchester
25 Old Jackson Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson NY
Jesse Terry is a nationally touring, award-winning singer-songwriter and road warrior. His music has been compared to the likes of Ryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon and James Taylor. Jesse has toured relentlessly in support of his two full-length albums. Terry released his second album Empty Seat On A Plane on July 10th of 2012 and was immediately featured on iTunes “New and Noteworthy” and “Discover This” pages. Songs off the new record have already been featured on the CW’s “Hart of Dixie” and PBS’s “Roadtrip Nation.”
A seasoned recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, eternal idealist and peace loving realist, Matt Turk is a veteran performer who has engaged audiences around the world, both as a hard-rocking bandleader and an acoustic folk troubadour. He has shared the stage with Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Norah Jones, the Dave Matthews Band, the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart and Phil Lesh, Hot Tuna, Richie Havens, Fiona Apple, The Doobie Brothers, Ellis Marsalis, NRBQ, and many more. He has performed and toured throughout the U.S.A, Israel, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean appearing at scores of festivals and venues, including Clearwater's Hudson River Revival, the Gathering of the Vibes, the Berkshire Mountain Music Festival, Atlanta's Music Midtown, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Beacon Theater, Tarrytown Music Hall, Folk Alliance International and at the invitation of Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, Gracie Mansion, the mayor's official residence.
Marc Von Em is a soulfully energized singer/songwriter whose sound flows easily between blues, folk, funk, jazz & classical. His lyrics weave tales of intimate real-life events, and do so with a depth beyond most singer/songwriters. Driven by his fluid acoustic guitar playing, rich powerful voice, and comfortable, sometimes comical, stage presence, Marc's live shows never fail to excite audiences. In 2009, Marc joined Rob Thomas for a second tour. In addition to contributing even more of his vocal and guitar talents to the show, Marc was happy to oblige when asked to open for Rob once again. While touring with Rob, Marc began writing songs for his now completed fourth release "Crash Boom Pow". This collection of songs is already building a buzz among MVE fans and Marc proudly believes this recording is his best to date.
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Common Ground Community Concerts
Common Ground Community Concerts is a grassroots music production and event planning organization based in Westchester County NY. For the past 13 years, Common Ground has produced its flagship Common Ground Coffeehouse series, sponsored by (and hosted by) The First Unitarian Society of Westchester, in Hastings-on-Hudson NY.