Planned Parenthood Benefit feat Olivia Davis, Matt Jaffe, HowellDevine & Todd Morgan

Planned Parenthood Benefit feat Olivia Davis, Matt Jaffe, HowellDevine & Todd Morgan

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Tickets available at the door, $22

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is all ages

Olivia Davis
Olivia Davis
Olivia Davis writes songs that are raw, honest, and uplifting.

With her debut album, Olivia Davis holds her own alongside classic singer-songwriters by creating her own blend of folk, alt-country, and American roots music. Honest and well crafted, these songs reflect deeply personal stories, yet remain universally relatable.

Olivia was born and raised in the Bay Area, and was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was one year old. Her struggle with the disease has provided an inspiration for her song writing, and she explores themes such as claiming one's identity and celebrating the preciousness of life. She has been faced with difficult challenges and life-and-death realities at an unusually young age, and these experiences add depth and wisdom to her lyrics. Her music resonates with hopeful optimism, and her story is an inspiration.
Matt Jaffe
Matt Jaffe
Matt Jaffe is a rock & roll singer/songwriter from San Francisco. Cutting his teeth on countless open mics around the Bay Area, Matt started taking music (a little bit) more seriously when Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads offered to produce his first record. Since then, Matt has continued to churn out more songs than he can remember the words to, oversaturate the market with gigs (opening for the likes of Mavis Staples, Wilco, and Blues Traveler), and collaborate with the likes of Chuck Prophet and Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T’s. Fresh off the release of his first LP, California’s Burning, Matt Jaffe is street-teaming with the best of them to bring rock & roll back to the masses.
HowellDevine
HowellDevine
HowellDevine, the massively talented NorCal trio became the first blues band Arhoolie Records (Fred McDowell, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Mama Thornton) signed in 27 years. Triple threat talent Joshua Howell (slide guitars, harmonica, voice) and percussion savant Pete Devine (drums, washboard) plus snappy doghouse bassist Joe Kyle Jr. deftly mix sinuous Delta/country blues with wildly syncopated rhythms to create a rollicking present day sound from the past. HowellDevine breaks from the norm, providing rich and complex textures integral to the music rather than simple backing for a soloist. The result is a sound which stands in stark contrast to the typical blues heard in bars these days and would more likely be shaking the floors of a Southern juke joint some 70 years ago.
Todd Morgan
Todd Morgan
As a performer, artist and musician, Todd Morgan wears many hats. He is an accomplished singer, pianist, guitarist, drummer, songwriter, bandleader, and producer. To top it all off, he also has the ability to be a true showman at any appropriate opportunity. The music that he creates, whether solo or with his Sacramento based band, Todd Morgan & the Emblems, can and has been described in many different ways. With a healthy mix of modern pop/rock, soul, blues, funk, disco, hot jazz, country and Todd’s first love, early rock ‘n’ roll, to even baroque pop on certain tracks of his latest album, there is truly something in his music to please and excite an audiences.

In December of 2016, Todd released the vinyl version of his Sweet Pretender album and will be touring this summer into Texas and eastward before heading up to Nashville for the Summer NAMM Convention and a performance at Nashville World Music.
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/