San Francisco, California
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The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County
687 Larch Avenue
Teaneck, NJ 07666
For more info: www.ethicalbrew.org or call, 201-836-5187
ETHICAL BREW is a live music venue located in Teaneck, NJ, dedicated to serving up a quality blend of folk & indie performers in an intimate and welcoming environment. Fifty percent of the proceeds from each show are allocated to funding worthy social action projects and charities that reflect the humanist values of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County. Past beneficiaries include whyhunger, Edeyo Foundation (Haiti), Heifer International, Bergen County Sanctuary Committee, Ramapo-Bergen Animal Sanctuary, Doctors Without Borders, Earthjustice.
Ethical Brew is proud to present Live In Concert:
VANCE GILBERT with special guest Kristen Maxwell
Earth Day Show... Proceeds from this performance will be donated to: 350.org
Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90's when buzz started spreading in the folk clubs of Boston about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking 'em dead at open mics. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Vance started out hoping to be a jazz singer, and then discovered his affinity for the storytelling sensibilities of acoustic folk music. Once word got out about Gilbert's stage-owning singing and playing, Shawn Colvin invited him to be special guest on her Fat City Tour. Noted not only for being the ever consummate performer, Gilbert has recorded 12 albums, including 4 for Philo/Rounder Records and a duo album with friend Ellis Paul. Along with being opener of choice for artists as varied as Aretha Franklin, Arlo Guthrie, and Anita Baker, 2006 and 2007 found Gilbert opening 140+ shows for comedian George Carlin. Most recently he's the opener of choice for Paul Reiser and The Subdudes.
Considered by many to be an integral part of the national folk scene, Gilbert's approach to the acoustic singer songwriter idiom is significant. Gilbert's compositions, while frequently employing sophisticated melodies and harmonies that attest to his jazz roots, remain sublime attestations to the storyteller's craft. He even has a tune on a Grammy Nominated children's album. How rounded is that?
"...the voice of an angel, the wit of a devil, and the guitar playing of a god..."
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"Gilbert took the stage, accompanied only by an acoustic guitar, a whimsical sense of humor, and an astonishingly smooth, pure tenor voice. But that proved to be more than enough."
- Chicago Tribune
"His catchy, pop friendly melodies support keenly crafted, hard-hitting lyrics. His guitar is supple, his milk-warm tenor honest and gently acrobatic. He is that rare performer for whom people lean forward in their seats as eagerly between songs as they do during them."
The Boston Globe
In April 2015, she independently released her debut album, Crimson. It has been met with great success and fans await her highly anticipated EP, to be released this Spring.
- John Platt, "Sunday Supper" WFUV
"It was love at first listen! Not just Kirsten's gorgeous voice but her well crafted songs about the intricacies of love and relationships Crimson is a must listen."
- Joltin Joe, Radio Nowhere On WMSC
"Her exceptional vocal range, lilting melodies and heartfelt performance is the perfect match for her songs. 'Crimson' will take you on a journey through familiar moments in life and have you nodding your head in agreement. The best part is that this is only the beginning."
- Artie Martello, Mostly Folk Podcast, Halcottsville, NY
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Ethical Brew is a live music venue located in Teaneck, NJ, dedicated to serving up a quality blend of live music and social action in an intimate and welcoming environment. Ethical Brew is an all-volunteer organization. Fifty percent of the proceeds from each show are allocated to funding worthy social action projects, charities, organizations and progressive causes selected by the Artist. The remaining 50% helps to fund initiatives of the Ethical Culture Society, a non-profit organization.