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Sunday Supper Series

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The Good People Festival presents:

Sunday Supper Series

Dinner & a show. Only 60 seats available. Intimate setting. Local food. Great music.

Join us for a 3 part series of great food and awesome music set inside an intimate venue. We are so excited for these events.

Ticket Price $40 per person

March 24- Meghan Watkins & Brad Meyers

Food is provided by the Incubator Kitchen Collective.

The IKC is a shared use commerical kitchen space for food entrepreneurs in our region. We plan the menus with most diets in our mind (last month we have gluten free, vegan and meat options)

This event is BYOB so don't forget your wine or beer, we will have wine glasses there for you!

About Meghan:

Aside from being a business owner, yoga instructor and wellness freak, Meghan Watkins has first and foremost always been a musician. A longtime Cincinnati-based singer, Meghan was born with the gift of soul. Her versatility, range and power brought her from at Ohio University (vocal performance) to local music theatre to the hit NBC national holiday television special, “Clash of the Choirs” with Nick Lachey. She hit the international stage singing with the World Youth Choir at the 2008 Olympic Games. These days you can catch Watkins singing with the Steve Schmidt Jazz Trio or belting out hits with her band Swamp Thang. Watkins uses big vocals to put an interesting take on soulful classics and energizes crowds with her on-stage charisma. Whether it’s on the yoga mat or on stage, she pours all she’s got into every performance. With plenty of heart, guts and a little grit, Watkins promises to put on a show you won’t soon forget.

About Brad:
Playing music since the age of 6, the remarkable composer/guitarist Brad Myers decided to pursue transcendence through jazz expression at the age of 13. And that purity of spirit and joy of creativity has been at the core of his artistry throughout his musical life. After more than 20 years as a much sought after sideman and co-directing a variety of acclaimed ensembles that crossed the boundaries of multiple musical genres, Brad has decided to emerge as a leader. The 2015 release of Prime Numbers, the first album released on his own label, Colloquy Records, is a stunning showcase for his brilliant talents as both composer and guitarist. Prime Numbers earned worldwide praise from critics and jazz radio alike, including “4 Stars” from Downbeat Magazine and rotation on PRI's Jazz After Hours program. In 2017, Brad and Colloquy have released Sanguinaria (Hopefulsongs), a breathtaking and uplifting collaboration with bassist Michael Sharfe that focuses on the beautiful dialogue and interplay between jazz guitar and double bass in both duo and trio settings.

For the majority of musicians who possess Brad’s level of artistry, there is a tendency to move to a major city on either coast to develop their careers. But Brad went against the grain, leaving his home in the Washington D.C. area in 1994 and moving to Cincinnati to study Jazz Guitar with James E. Smith at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) on an Honors Scholarship. There he discovered not only a large number of outstanding musicians who shared his wide-ranging musical visions, but also a rich musical history. “This was the home of King Records and its classic James Brown albums. Louis Armstrong’s first recordings, Bix Beiderbecke and the Wolverines sides and Jelly Roll Morton’s piano rolls were all recorded at the legendary Gennett Records; and so many of Hank Williams great songs were recorded here at Herzog Studios. George Russell, Frank Foster, Fred Hersch, and Cal Collins all came from Cincinnati. With so many great musicians living here, I want to make a contribution to that legacy.”
Embracing every opportunity that CCM offered him for his personal and artistic growth, Brad honed his skills in the diverse environments of musical theater pit orchestras, big bands, jazz combos and in 1996, Brad made his first of many recordings, as featured soloist with Pat Harbison’s 2:00 Combo on the SeeBreeze release Lady Bird.

In 1998, Brad made a sharp left turn from the conservatory to professional life by joining Ray’s Music Exchange, a popular Cincinnati based funk jazz outfit famed for long energetic improvisational grooves, contributing as guitarist, composer and producer. Drawing upon such diverse inspirations as Miles Davis’ electric bands, Frank Zappa, Medeski, Martin & Wood, The Meters and John Zorn, this groundbreaking ensemble toured from coast to coast for the next 8 years. The group reunited in 2010 and Brad produced their live DVD, A Live Rayunion.

Over all these years, Brad has shared the stage with a variety of top names including John Scofield, Stanley Jordan, Victor Wooten, Bela Fleck, Hammond Artist Brian Charette, the Cincinnati Pops, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and many more. He was a featured guest soloist playing the "part" of Cal Collins in Nancy James and Carmen DeLeone’s A Salute to Rosemary Clooney; and he performed with Pernell Santurnini in a live broadcast from the renowned percussionist’s native Curaçao. Brad recently recorded with Fareed Haque in a big band recording of pieces from the guitar great’s Garaj Mahal, and then premiered the music live with him at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center in NYC.

Continuing to create on an eclectic canvas, Brad is heavily involved on the local scene – as a member of Steve Schmidt’s Organ Trio for the past six years; wielding a telecaster with the country/honky tonk group Jeremy Pinnell & the 55s; playing Western Swing music with The Midwestern Swing; performing progressive original jazz with The David McDonnell Group; acoustic vocal jazz and roots music with Jacklyn Chitwood in The Fraid Knots; the music of Steely Dan with the 10 piece supergroup Aja; and funky experimental jazz with Ray's Music Exchange.


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