NEPTUNE GRAND OPENING FREE EVENT
Sponsored by BECU and University of Washington
September 29, 2011
Doors at 6:30pm
Show at 7:30pm
All Ages Show
STG presents Free Anchors Aweigh Neptune Grand Opening Event: Acoustic Night at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle on Thursday, September 29, 2011.
All events September 25-29 are free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first serve.
Live acoustic performance by Bobby Long. Openers include Grant Olsen (of Gold Leaves, Arthur & Yu) and Mads Jacobsen (More Music @ The Moore).
British singer-songwriter-guitarist Bobby Long’s anticipated debut studio album ‘A WINTER TALE’, produced by Liam Watson (White Stripes) will be released February 1st, 2011 on ATO Records. Currently residing in New York City, the 24-year old Long has been writing finely-crafted songs since taking up the guitar at age 17; from then on he’s been creating memorable songs inhabited by hauntingly poetic lyrics. After relocating to London from the countryside of South West England, he became a fixture at London’s open-mic nights while attending London Metropolitan University where he studied Music in Film and wrote his thesis on The Social Impact of American Folk Music. He quickly established himself on the local open mic circuit, finding his voice and beginning to develop songs characterized by catchy melodies paired with elusive, imaginative lyrics.
In London he met a circle of fellow musicians, among them Marcus Foster, with whom he wrote a song called "Let Me Sign," and soon-to-be megastar Robert Pattinson, who would sing it in the 2008 blockbuster film Twilight. It is Bobby Long’s intensely personal songs, vocal prowess, and heart-wrenching soulfulness that resonate with audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, creating a loyal following through constant touring over the past two years. In 2009, Long played 160 shows in seven months in seven countries.
A WINTER TALE merges band power with acoustic rawness, featuring Nona Hendryx (LaBelle) on backing vocals on "Penance Fire Blues," B. J. Cole (Elton John, Sting) on pedal steel, Icelandic singer Lay Low on several tracks, and other top-drawer musicians. And by way of continued extensive touring, he will be bringing A WINTER TALE and what has been called his "tapestry of tales" to the ever-growing audiences seduced by his compelling voice, musicianship and charm.
MADS JACOBSEN, featured in STG’s 2011 More Music @ The Moore program, began his musical journey at the age of five when he started classical piano with Seattle teacher Holly Herman. Following a brief two-year stint with The Northwest Boychoir, Mads picked up the guitar at age 11 and hasn’t put it down since. He took acoustic and electric guitar lessons with Seattle-based teachers Steve DeGroot and Colt Valenti, and studied classical guitar at The Idyllwild Academy of the Arts in California for one year. He recently studied with world-renowned classical guitarist and composer Michael Nicollella. At the age of 14, Mads began writing his own songs and has since recorded an album, citing Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Tupac, Nike Drake and Iron and Wine as creative influences. Mads has performed at Studio 7, Café Bedlam, Cafe Allegro, and weekly at various corners of The Pike Place Market.