Inglish & Louise

Inglish & Louise

Justin Farren

Wed, September 5, 2012

8:00 pm

$10.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Inglish & Louise
Inglish & Louise
Inglish and Louise is a double-bill act with two fantastic female songwriters who are both consummate musicians and singers. Erin Inglish - a native of the California Central Coast - is a powerful singer and solid Scruggs-style banjo picker. Erin’s songwriting is an appetizing blend of tenderness and vitality, and her unique presentation of voice and banjo is superb. (www.erininglish.com.) Gabrielle Louise - based out of Colorado - is a nationally touring troubadour noted for her poignant lyrics and incredible, lush voice. Gabrielle is at one moment folkie and ethereal, the next moment a smoky jazz chanteuse. More soul than special effect, she gently entices her listener to release their grip on the status quo. (www.gabriellelouise.com.) Over the years, these women have nurtured and maintained independent careers and are now coming together to present a strong double-bill show that is verging and emerging into a female folk duo. The show is built on excellent original songwriting, packed tight harmonies, and steeped with musical collaboration between the two singers.
Justin Farren
Justin Farren
Justin Farren is an acclaimed yet unassuming singer songwriter from Sacramento California where he lives in a house that he literally built with his own two hands, about which he says, "it's like living in a museum of my own mistakes".

When it comes to his songs, Justin Farren is nothing short of a master craftsman. With a humble and humorous perspective, Justin paints lyrical pictures that are firmly rooted in the reality of day to day life, often expressing his own doubts and experiences. His songs are real, thoughtful, undeniable, fun and often compared to those of Dan Bern, Greg Brown, Paul Simon, and Jack Johnson. His guitar playing is lively, intricate, and seemingly boundless. The Sacramento New & Review describes him as "The storyteller with an impeccable voice, a guitar and a head full of funny, tender and engaging observation".

Justin has played numerous shows on California's west coast and has been honored to open for national artists including Bret Dennen, Hot Buttered Rum, Matt Costa, Jackie Greene, Bhi Bhiman and Amber Rubarth. He was voted "Best Lyricist" in 2010 by Sacramento Magazine and and "Best Musician" in 2009 and 2010 by the Sacramento News and Review. Justin's song "Midnight at The Fair" was voted the "2012 SONG OF THE YEAR" at The West Coast Songwriters, Berkeley Chapter Playoffs. He'll be heading back to the Freight & Salvage to participate in the state-wide GRAND PLAYOFF event this August Justin recently wrapped up a spring tour which included shows in Sacramento, Carson City, Petaluma, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Ana and Stockton. He will continue to perform regionally through the fall.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/