San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Common Ground and Curious-on-Hudson
at Curious-on-Hudson, 145 Palisade Street #412b, Dobbs Ferry NY
Margaret Glaspy and John Elliott
Born and raised in Northern California, Margaret Glaspy has brought her indescribable voice to the east coast and New York City couldn’t be happier. She is a committed student of the music around her and has been writing some of the most innovative and heartfelt material of her generation. With a list of influences including Omou Sangare, Feist, Jeff Buckley, and Nina Simone, she has created a sound and writing style that is undeniable, honest, and a tribute to the beautiful music that she has discovered throughout her 23 years.
John Elliott has been likened to artists from Paul Simon to Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard, combining well-crafted songwriting with euphoric melodies that quickly become addicting. He has an affection for the malleability of language, the clever twists of phrase, an appreciation for the liquid kinship between rhythm and sounds — how they collide in beautiful violence, how they stand as ideas and images — even if they ordinarily wouldn’t deign to dance together or be seen in the same room. Born and raised in Minnesota and now living in California, John has been releasing albums and performing in every type of venue you can imagine since 2006. His Honda Civic currently has 241,722 miles on it and is named Glen. His songs have been prominently heard on "Grey's Anatomy," "One Tree Hill," and "Californication." He has been featured in PASTE Magazine, on NPR and on Neil Young's "Living With War" website. His music has a cult-like international following and artists worldwide cover his songs. John remains an independent, unsigned and unaffiliated artist and he is proud of that fact. He continues to make a living and build a dedicated following the old fashioned way: one new believer at a time.
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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 15 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.