Melanie Ida Chopko, Kin, Carl Oser, Motaz Atalla (storytelling)

Melanie Ida Chopko

Kin

Carl Oser

Motaz Atalla (storytelling)

Sun, October 29, 2017

8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Melanie Ida Chopko
Melanie Ida Chopko
Melanie Ida Chopko writes and performs, according to one reviewer, "with wit, acuity and grace.” Her songs on guitar and piano feature astute lyrics and melody, and fold together modern folk and blues with a big crush on jazz. In the tradition of the citizen artist, she is as interested in the complexity of the world around her as the one within herself, exploring both with artistry, intimacy and humor. She blurs the line onstage between musician, storyteller and audience, making listeners laugh out loud and then cracking their hearts open.
Kin
Kin
Influenced by artists from Joni Mitchell to Jon Bellion, Kin delivers unfiltered, intimate indie pop with a haunting soprano. After Trump's election, the singer-songwriter she found new freedom in her music.

“I used to live with a perfect mask on, terrified of being criticized. As people's hatred for immigrants, POC, etc came out after the election, I'd have thought that would have pushed me further into hiding...but instead the opposite happened. There’s a kind of ecstasy to being shamelessly yourself. I’m hungry for that kind of freedom now. I think a lot of people are.”
Carl Oser
Carl Oser
Carl Oser is a vocalist, pianist, and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated magna cum laude from the USC Thornton School of Music where he studied with Grammy award-winning pianist Russell Ferrante. He is a former visiting professor at Ecuador’s premier contemporary music school, Berklee College of Music’s Instituto de Música Contemporánea, and is active throughout the bay as a music director, voice teacher, and pianist. He is thrilled to be sharing is original musical musings at Hotel Utah.
Motaz Atalla (storytelling)
Motaz Attalla is an Oakland resident by way of Cairo, Egypt and some other places but mostly Cairo, because, like cardamom, it easily overpowers and, incidentally also like cardamom, you either love it or hate it. He loves it, as he does Oakland, where he lives with his wife and their two small children. Motaz writes and tells stories, both personal and global, humorous and big hearted.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/