2023/24 Behavioral Health Clinic 10x10 Series
SHARE THE STAGE WITH EMERGING ARTISTS!
Thursday, September 14, 2023
Beth Bombara has a voice that connects on a raw, emotional level. Her work “is tinged with emotion” says L.A. Weekly. Based in Missouri, Bombara “has carved out her own award-winning mix of contemporary folk and electric heartland-rock.” (The Columbia Tribune)
Bombara has talent and ears way beyond those of your average singer-songwriter. Supported by her smart musical sensibilities, emotionally savvy lyric writing, and her strong production skills, Bombara's solo work shines.
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Taylor Ashton is a Canadian singer and songwriter living in Brooklyn. His music takes influence from the cosmic emotionality of Joni Mitchell, the sage vulnerability of Bill Withers, the humour and heartbreak of Randy Newman, and old-time and Celtic folk music.
Alternately accompanying himself on clawhammer banjo and electric guitar, Taylor croons poignantly clever lyrical insights while effortlessly gliding between a Bill Callahan-esque baritone to a Thom Yorke-like falsetto.
Melody Angel is the complete package: gifted guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, vocalist, arranger, and producer. The Chicago Reader calls her “The Future of the Blues.” The Southside Chicago artist is navigating a forward-looking musical path while integrating the legacy of classic blues.
Her music encompasses many 20th century American genres, including Rhythm & Blues, Rock, Folk, and Funk, all layered on a strong bed of Chicago blues.
Friday, January 19, 2024
Fort Frances returns to The Grand with their signature blend of synth, pop, and hip-hop influences, finding optimism in conflict and chaos.
Their carefree cover of DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince’s “Summertime” led to a surprise international breakthrough in 2015. The following year, they released their sophomore LP Alio, spent considerable time on the road, and had their best year as band. Having spent the past 10 years creating music about his fears that the universe is teetering on the edge of doomsday, bandleader and songwriter David McMillin has learned that, if it’s true, we may as well enjoy it all while we can.
Thursday, April 25, 2024
treya lam is a multi-instrumentalist and composer whose strident voice is informed with politically charged songwriting and fluency on guitar, Nina Simone-inspired piano and looped viola. They have performed original music at Lincoln Center, the Prospect Park Bandshell and the American Museum of Natural History.
They are currently developing otherland - an audiovisual chamber-folk album on healing in the wake of grief and loss, radical self acceptance and the relationship between individual and collective healing.