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Evan Bartels "Promised Land" Release Concert with Angela Meyer

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Bishop Hill Creative Commons

309 North Bishop Hill Street

Bishop Hill, Illinois 61419

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PROMISED LAND ALBUM RELEASE PARTY!

Seating is limited for this intimate performance!

Potluck starts at 6PM
Music starts at 7PM

All ages, family friendly
$10-20 Suggested Donation
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Evan Bartels
https://www.evanbartels.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO6lk6k8h20

Evan Bartels is a lot of things, but above all else he is a storyteller. He has dedicated his life to living in a way that encompasses all facets of the human experience and capturing those feelings and emotions through songwriting. Those that experience Bartels and his band, The Stoney Lonesomes, can hear the authentic emotion drip through warm soulful vocals heightened by a polished Americana sound.

Hailing from the small town of Tobias in Southeast Nebraska, Bartels grew up as the second youngest of four kids. Fostered through the family piano and his father’s Ovation guitar, interest in music was imprinted on him at an early age. The discovery of Ryan Adams’ Heartbreaker album marked a turning point, influencing a change of course for his future writings. Several years and a few guitars later, Bartels, now 25, paints vivid pictures of emotional strife, spiritual conflict, and personal redemption.

In his 2017 debut full-length album, ‘The Devil, God & Me’, Bartels confronts his pains and addresses his search for forgiveness. As described by No Depression, “Taken as a whole, Bartels channels a world-weariness in his characters...Above all the pain and despair, however, something else on this album shines through: hope. As you listen to the album you can hear the hope of redemption just within your reach.” -Matthew Williams.

Bartels spent the better part of 2017 traveling the country to promote the release of his then upcoming album. During that time, he garnered the attention of national outlets such as No Depression and performed live on NPR Music’s Night Owl sessions in New York City. Further acknowledgment occurred when, ‘The Devil, God & Me’ debuted at #5 on the Billboard Heatseekers West North Central charts its first week and has most recently had music featured on Theo Von’s podcast, This Past Weekend.

Building from the previous year’s momentum, 2018 has marked a year of growth for Bartels and his band of brothers. Performances at Tumbleweed Music Festival, Levitt Amp Galva Music Series, ZOOFEST, and other festivals are just a few of the band’s notable appearances. With a new album on the horizon for 2019, Bartels and his band of brothers show no signs of slowing down.

Angela Meyer
https://www.angelameyer23.com
https://youtu.be/0DyokjHkJtY

Angela Meyer has been performing professionally since she was just 16 years old, bringing out the best of the country & western industries. Her work is inspired by “writing songs for empty rooms & broken hearts in hopes to fill them up” and stays true to three chords & the truth. A storyteller with a passion for her listeners, Angela pulls in the crowd with a sweet voice and brutal honesty. She knows what its like to be in the audience, her earliest memories taking her back to being a child dancing in smoky tent while her mama sang on stage with her band at the Iowa State Fair. Even before she could talk, Angela was singing along with the radio and introduced to her musical heroes through her grandparents’ record player in their Iowa farmhouse. Around 10 years old, they gave her a guitar for Christmas, but it was so large she had to lay it across her lap to learn how to play it. She finally revisited the guitar at 15 years old, starting to write her own music and creating the foundation to build her young dream into a lifelong career.

Even during her 25 years of life, Angela has witnessed many changes to the “country” genres and how they are defined. She sees the backlash as people speaking out about what is getting radio play & publicity may also be lacking authenticity. Listeners do not need to be educated on musical theory or the music business to feel that what’s being put out there is largely over-produced and under-thought. In a world more concerned about image than content, Angela boldly offers that authenticity through her artistry. She does not give a second thought to the fact she is a young woman; she just delivers her intention with conviction. Each person she encounters lends the inspiration that only many lifetimes could provide. That translates to writing that paints a whole picture of the human experience, wisdom far beyond her years.

Angela is continuously expanding her career into a lifelong journey of bringing music to those who need it most. Her debut album, Consequence, is set to be released April 21st, 2018 and is available for pre-order NOW through iTunes and other main distributors. She continues to perform live at venues all over the Midwest as well as nationally on the Cowboy Poetry & Western Music circuits. Check out her Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/angelameyer23) as well as YouTube (www.youtube.com/angelacmeyer) for weekly videos.

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