HigherGround Music
Chris Pureka

Seated Show

Chris Pureka

Kelly McFarling

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Showcase Lounge

South Burlington, VT

$15 advance | $17 day of show

This event is all ages

Chris Pureka
Chris Pureka
It’s rare for an artist to bridge the divide between critical acclaim and dedicated fan engagement. Chris Pureka is a Portland-based singer-songwriter whose body of work has resonated deeply with these seemingly disparate milieus. Her bold vulnerability in processing the intimacies of her life in song has long appealed to those listeners who crave authenticity. Now, five years coming, she shares with us another powerful entry in her life’s work, her sixth release, the aptly titled, Back in the Ring.

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General admission seated show. All available seating is first-come, first-served.
Kelly McFarling
Kelly McFarling
Kelly McFarling is a wanderer of wilderness and cityscapes. Since her first release Distractible Child(2010), McFarling has been traveling extensively back and forth across the country, making her mark in the age old tradition of performing live music in front of human beings. Sometimes solo, and other times with her band, the Home Team. (Tim Marcus, Andrew Laubacher, Jonathan Kirchner). She has been noticed by press outlets, and bar locals across the country (including a feature onCNN's Music Monday). She also took home the grand prize at the 35th bi-annual Shoot-Out at legendary Eddie's Attic, released an ambitious and business-savvy joint album, Conspire(2012), with fellow San Francisco songwriter Lia Rose, and she began performing as one-third of the old-time all-female trio Glittersnatch, with Megan Keely and Wolf Larsen. She spent the spring and summer of 2013 touring nationally with The Home Team in support of their 2013 release Ridgeline.

Atlanta, GA raised her in church choirs and baseball stadiums. She pays homage to those southern roots using a signature combination of clawhammer and traditional banjo playing. San Francisco gave her the inspiration to begin writing her own music and solidifying her original sound. With her band (Jonathan Kirchner, bass; Andrew Laubacher, drums & Tim Marcus, pedal steel and guitars), McFarling explores territory outside the clear influences of folk, old time, bluegrass and country. The result is a folk rooted, country influenced blend that is equally at home at firesides or festivals. Her songwriting reeks of transitions, and the ups and downs of choosing a life of shifting foundations in a place that is consciously existing in anticipation of the next big shake. McFarling's music, like herself, occupies a place between places.
Venue Information:
Showcase Lounge
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403
http://www.highergroundmusic.com/