Sarah Morris, Gaby Castro (closing set), Hannah Cooper

Sarah Morris

Gaby Castro (closing set)

Hannah Cooper

Wed, March 14, 2018

8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Sarah Morris
Sarah Morris
Over the last five years, Americana singer-songwriter Sarah Morris has been busy building: a family, a band, and a reputation for engaging performances, with a voice both clear and lush. Sarah hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota, where from a young age, music was etched upon her DNA. Morris immersed herself in her parent’s eclectic record collection before finally falling in love with the storytelling and songcraft in country music. The music of Mary Chapin Carpenter, Alison Krauss, and Kathy Mattea changed Sarah’s course entirely. After graduating from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, she wasted no time packing her bags for Nashville. Her years in Music City instilled a traditional songwriting sensibility that has earned her latest album Ordinary Things international airplay, and critical acclaim. She was a top 4 finalist in The NewSong Music Contest at Lincoln Center in NYC (January 2016), she took 2nd place at the 2016 Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at MerleFest in Wilkesboro, NC, and her song, “Brighter” was a 2016 Americana semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. Ordinary Things spent 6 months on the AMA chart (Americana Music Association), spending 4 weeks in the top 100. With the release of her third album, Hearts In Need Of Repair, Sarah offers 11 new songs spanning the Americana sonosphere. Returning to RiverRock Studios in Minneapolis, Sarah co-produced the album with Eric Blomquist. Longtime bandmates Thomas Nordlund, Andrew Foreman, and Zachary Schmidt joined them in the studio, laying a foundation that blends folk-rock and country influences. Hearts In Need Of Repair showcases Sarah’s captivating vocals and sharply crafted lyrics, exploring vulnerability, heartbreak, and grown-up, imperfect love.
Gaby Castro (closing set)
Gaby Castro (closing set)
Gaby Castro is an Americana singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet, model, actress, and activist. This San Francisco Bay Area native spent her early teenage years writing songs in her bedroom and performing them at coffeehouse open mics before earning a Bachelor of Music in Composition (Songwriting) at McNally Smith College of Music in 2016. Gaby's upcoming projects include a 5-song EP entitled La Guerrera EP//The Warrior EP, coming mid-2018, and her next album, Foundations & Destinations, slated for a Fall 2019 release. An advocate for mental illness awareness, many of Gaby’s songs touch on her personal struggles and the trials of those around her. Let her music tell the stories.
Hannah Cooper
Hannah Cooper
Born and raised in Minnesota, Hannah Cooper is a singer-songwriter with a sound that truly defies categorization. Evoking powerful subconscious emotions and layering on profoundly philosophical lyrics that speak to our consciousness, she is able to create music that is simultaneously about love and heartbreak, good and evil, reality and dreams.Critically acclaimed artists and leaders in the music industry are delighted and amazed by Hannah's courageous new sound. She has had her talent recognized in international and elite-class songwriting contests. She won Best Folk Song in the 2017 American Songwriting Awards with "The Hickory Tree." She also earned a nomination for Best Folk Song in the American Songwriting Awards and Hollywood Songwriting Contest for "The Colors You Make.”She is now based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and surroundings. You can find her work at www.hannahcoopersongs.com.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/