Larissa Maestro, Sierra Noble, Abbie Garner & Jesse Terry-Full Band In The Round

Thu Jun 16 2016

7:00 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

The Basement East

917 Woodland St Nashville, TN 37206

$5

Ages 21+

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Larissa Maestro, Sierra Noble, Abbie Garner & Jesse Terry-Full Band In The Round

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  • Larissa Maestro

    Larissa Maestro

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    Larissa Maestro is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and arranger, born in Ames, IA and raised in Ithaca, NY. She attended Boston's Berklee College of Music before moving herself and her music to Nashville, TN.

    Over the past 10 years, Larissa's resume has become broad and varied, including experience conducting chamber orchestras, performing lead roles in musical theatre, creating string arrangements for recordings, and voice over work for games. She has written musical content for national ad campaigns, performs regularly with Nashville's popular 90s cover band My So-Called Band, and has organized fundraising events for YEAH Rock Camps and Hurricane Haiyan Relief. Her songs have been featured on TV shows on HBO, FX, and Nickelodeon.

    Larissa began music lessons at the age of 5, and throughout her childhood would experiment with many instruments (among them the piano, flute, bassoon, and violin). She eventually found an affinity for the cello, and has not put it down since starting lessons in elementary school. She studied the cello at the Ithaca Talent Education School, arguably the first and most famous Suzuki education program in the country, until graduating in 2001. 

    During her time at Berklee, Larissa studied with Grammy award-winning cellist Eugene Friesen, who encouraged her to use the cello as a songwriting tool. It was there that she began practicing to join the ranks of the few singing cellists, developing skills that would later prove useful, if ever so specific.

    When her father, a now retired Cornell University professor, began designing and building instruments, Larissa began to incorporate them into her arsenal. In his workshop, Cliff Scherer re-imagined the instruments of the Philippine Rondalla (banduria, octavina, laud), and created different permutations of the mandocello and ukulele. These sounds are now an integral part of her own band project, Poly, a collaboration with musical kindred spirits Eleonore Denig and Dan Sommers. Poly released an EP, "3 Songs by Poly" in 2012. Their full length album of adorable jazz/pop standard inspired songs about animals and old movie stars was released in March of 2016.

  • Jesse Terry

    Jesse Terry

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    Jesse Terry is an internationally touring, award-winning singer-songwriter whose intimacy with audiences, sincerity, and approachability has solidified him as a favorite at festivals and live venues nationwide. With three full-length albums, The Runner, Empty Seat On A Plane, and Stay Here With Me, this salt of the earth musician’s lyrical mastery, emotional depth, and soothing voice have often been compared to the likes of Ryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Josh Ritter, and James Taylor, reaching deep into listeners’ hearts to envelope them in shared joy, sadness, love, and unrelenting hope. The Grand Prize winner of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, The NSAI/CMT Song Contest, and The We Are Listening Singer/Songwriter Awards, he has garnered worldwide acclaim including the elite honor of performing for US and NATO troops stationed at Thule Air Base in Greenland, and an official endorsement by Stonebridge Guitars International.

    "His ability to craft memorable songs is complimented by his supreme ability to deliver them in a sometimes funny, sometimes gut wrenching, but always sincere and authentic manner,” praises Dave Dircks, host of the #1 Acoustic Podcast on iTunes, Acoustic Long Island. “At the core of it all, his personality – sunny naivety meets gritty wisdom – is what sets Jesse Terry apart…”

    On his own from a young age, Jesse defied the odds by nurturing his passion for music; attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music, landing a Nashville Publishing deal only two months after graduation, touring the globe, and building a close and ever-expanding fan base who avidly funded his last two albums via Pledge Music campaigns. His audience grew quickly from one, his grandmother who was lulled to sleep by his guitar playing and toe-tapping, into a strong grassroots foundation of worldwide individuals who were captivated in settings spanning from intimate listening rooms to house concerts and festivals both small and large. Person by person, state by state, country by country, his fans, supporters, and colleagues have grown exponentially in the past few years, including at multiple gigs where he opened for major artists such as Darrell Scott, Paula Cole, Tony Lucca, Liz Longley, and founder of Jefferson Airplane, Marty Balin. 

    Though the momentum of his career accelerates daily, he attributes his success to his wife and touring partner, Jess, saying her unwavering support was the reason for his first full tour. Cosmically drawn to each other when they met in the South Pacific in 2010, and married only six months later, Jesse and Jess epitomize the kind of love that romantics throughout time have both sought after and struggled to describe. As being apart wrenched their hearts more and more whenever Jesse toured for days, then weeks at a time, the couple decided to unite on all fronts, and travel the country and world together. The solid foundation behind her husband’s career in all ways from being his muse and moral support to setting up the stage and co-managing the family business, together the two tour nonstop; their only address the blur of a license plate number as it flies down whichever street they happen to traverse. 

    The road now his home, his fans his family, and Jess his rock, Jesse Terry’s music and life are truly about the journey. His original sound continues to galvanize national and global exposure, including recent placements on ABC’s Forever, the CW’s “Hart of Dixie,” Lufthansa Airlines, and PBS’ “Roadtrip Nation,” fueling the prospects of his future steadily ablaze, trails of accolades following in his wake. 

    “(He’s) a force to be reckoned with,” iconic DJ of NYC’s Rock & Roots Public Radio WFUV John Platt calls Jesse. “His well-crafted songs rank right there with Ryan Adams, Rhett Miller, and other masters of alt-country.” Legendary Tony Arata, renowned singer-songwriter and 2012 Inductee into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame lauded him by saying, “I have been a fan of Jesse Terry since the first time I heard him. He's a humble - and humbling - talent.” 

    Undoubtedly intrepid, yet refreshingly genuine and modest, Jesse sums up his view on success, close connection with fans and strangers alike, and excitement for each day with an apropos quote from the film Into the Wild: 

    “Happiness,” he says, “is only real when shared.”

  • Abbie Gardner

    Abbie Gardner

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    Her background is as varied as the songs she writes.  Abbie has listened to the sweet sound of high lonesome harmonies since her first bluegrass festival at the age of three. Her father, Herb Gardner, is a swing jazz and stride pianist and dixieland trombonist. Watching him laugh as he went off to "work" every day was her first introduction to the joy of being a musician. Abbie's first full-length recording, My Craziest Dream (2004) is an album of jazz standards featuring her father on piano. It earned her an entry in the 2009 Hal Leonard book "The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide." Abbie studied classical flute growing up, but once she started playing Dobro in 2004 she found her main instrument. She traveled to Lyons, CO and Nashville, TN to study with Rob Ickes and Sally Van Meter. Always keen on following the vocal part and trying to find the one really perfect note, instead of a dozen okay ones, Abbie is quickly compiling an extensive discography of recording credits. Her own CDs include Honey on My Grave (2006), Bad Nights/Better Days (2008, with Anthony da Costa), and Hope (2011), which features three different kinds of slide guitar (dobro, lap steel and National bottleneck). Abbie has been recognized as an award-winning songwriter, with such accolades as; 2006 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase (2nd place), 2008 Lennon Award Winner (folk) for "The Mind of a Soldier" and 2008 American Songwriter Magazine Grand Prize Lyric Winner for "I'd Rather Be." "The Mind of a Soldier" was also featured on Lufthansa Airlines in 2010. Abbie has had the honor of being part of the songwriting faculty at the 2010 and 2011 Swannanoa Gatherings and assisting at Reso Summit, Nashville's Resonator Conference, for the past several years. She wrote and released a song per week for a year as part of the 2013 Real Women Real Songs project and is excited to tour as a solo act in 2016. - See more at: http://www.abbiegardner.com/bio/#sthash.lliWCYHZ.dpuf

  • Sierra Noble (Canada)

    Sierra Noble (Canada)

    Alternative Rock

Larissa Maestro, Sierra Noble, Abbie Garner & Jesse Terry-Full Band In The Round

Thu Jun 16 2016 7:00 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

The Basement East Nashville TN
Larissa Maestro, Sierra Noble, Abbie Garner & Jesse Terry-Full Band In The Round
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