September 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Rachel Garcia and Thu Tran (The Singer & The Songwriter) create music as vibrant and diverse as their multiracial backgrounds. Rachel’s rich, nuanced vocal delivery and Thu’s dynamic guitar arrangements provide the backbone for the duo’s swinging, soulful and heartfelt songs that tell emotionally honest and compelling stories. Their identities as mixed-race-Mexican-American and first-generation-Vietnamese-American (respectively) subtly inform the inclusionary, modernist perspective of their lyrics, which provide “smart commentary on social attitudes” (Pasadena Weekly), while their music and melodies cut across decades of classic American song forms, bending and blending genres to produce a unique sound with a fresh, clever and distinct approach to the classic traditions of American jazz, folk and blues.

Michigan-based Annie Bacon creates a lush and earnest Americana/folk-rock sound reeling between the pure tones of Stevie Nicks and the emotive storytelling arcs of Tracy Chapman. Music that means something and makes you feel. Her work has been lauded by No Depression, Earmilk, Folk Radio UK and more. The band released its most recent album, Nothing Stays The Same, in July 2019.