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Stories & Songs w/ Shannon LaBrie, Alicia Michilli, and Tia Sillers
January 29, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CST$25
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Music by Nashville chanteuse Shannon LaBrie defies genre and brings to life insightful stories of a woman who remains true to herself in a life where uncertainty is certain. The Lincoln, NE native instantly became a favorite among music fans and critics alike with her powerful 2016 album War & Peace. With lead singles, “Alcohol,” and “It’s Political” the independent release reached inside the Top Ten on iTunes, Spotify’s US viral chart and Triple A Radio charts. Famed music blogger Bob Lefsetz wrote, “This track affected me. Made me believe like the great singer-songwriters of yore, maybe this woman has something to say. That in this crazy, mixed up, shoot-up world she can illuminate her story and people can relate.”
Tracked live at Nashville’s House of Blues Studio D with producer Tom Michael, War & Peace is an emotionally-charged collection of deep Americana soul that gives voice to the love and loss LaBrie experienced throughout her life.
Rolling Stone, compares LaBrie, to the great late Jeff Buckley saying “her songs unfold with style and subtlety, coasting over the albums lush arrangements via LaBrie’s gorgeous voice. It’s as if Jeff Buckley and Norah Jones started a band that went a tiny bit country.” CMT says “She’s part Tom Petty, part folk goddess, with Dylanesque lyrics.”
With over 12 millions streams on Spotify and Apple Music, she has toured over 500 dates. Amongst those she has opened for Gabe Dixon, Phoenix, ZZ Ward, Billy Bob Thornton, Rayland Baxter, Robert Randolph, The Head and the Heart, The Wild Feathers, Michael Franti and Valerie June. Her résumé now includes her first album cut, which is the lead single on Robert Randolphs newest album “Got Soul.” The album just received a Grammy nomination for best Contemporary Blues Album.”
Alicia Michilli is an R&B /Soul artist from Detroit, MI. Most widely recognized for being in the top ten on popular national television show, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, this Nashville transplant is fresh off the road opening for Grammy winning Taj Mahal and Keb Mo on their 2018 TajMo tour. She’s also opened for artists such as Andra Day and Nelly. Alicia was raised on Detroit Motown sounds, the influences of which are undisguised in her music. A tiny thing, standing at only 5 feet tall, her astoundingly powerful vocals often come as a welcome and unexpected surprise to those hearing her for the first time. Her voice is often compared to Grace Potter, Aretha Franklin, Adele and Amy Winehouse. In her eight years in Nashville she has gained the attention and support of many fellow writers and performers, many of whom are featured on her brand new EP, “Letters From The Edge.”
Alicia released a new single entitled, “Crazy.” It can be found on ITunes and Spotify. Her sophomore EP, “Letters from the Edge” was released this year, available on ITunes, CD Baby, and Spotify. For more information on tour dates and releases, visit aliciamichilli.com and sign up for her mailing list.
Tia’s landmark song “I Hope You Dance”, initially recorded by Lee Ann Womack, struck an emotional chord with listeners and received national exposure on Oprah and through articles in Newsweek and the New York Times. It was even performed at the Nobel Prize awards ceremony and eventually went on to win every conceivable award including the Grammy, CMA, ACM, NSAI, ASCAP, and BMI Song of the Year. The song also enjoyed success in Europe and South America in a version recorded by popular international artist Ronan Keating, and a version by Gladys Knight was featured in the Tyler Perry film The Family That Preys. However, Tia is far from a one-hit wonder having penned hit songs for numerous other artists, including the #1 smashes “That’d Be Alright”, recorded by Alan Jackson, and “There’s Your Trouble”, recorded by The Dixie Chicks.
Crossing genres, Tia has achieved success with a variety of artists including established rocker Kenny Wayne Shepherd, with whom she has written multiple hits, including the top five songs “Last Goodbye”, “Was” and the #1 smash “Blue On Black”, which not only held the top spot on the rock charts for seventeen weeks but was also the 1998 Billboard Rock Song of the Year. Tia was nominated for ten Canadian CMA awards in 2009 for her work with Canadian artistsJohnny Reid, Crystal Shawanda, and Victoria Banks. Other artists who have recorded Tia’s songs include Martina McBride, Randy Travis, Trace Adkins, Trisha Yearwood, Diamond Rio, Wynonna, Patty Loveless, and Sister Hazel.