Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
Berkeley, CA

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Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
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Phone: 510-525-5054
1317 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
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Ashkenaz presents its first Semi-Annual Cal Music Spotlight, an opportunity for UC Berkeley-related musicians to showcase their talents through this contest based on popular votes, where the winner opens tonight for Will Sprott, formerly of the Mumlers. Musicians and bands boasting at least one Cal-associated member competed in early October, through uploaded music and/or video on YouTube. Will Sprott hails from San Jose, where for some years he led an ever-changing band where he was the only constant, the Mumlers. In 2012 he has mostly worked under his own name. Finishing a solo album, he brings his latest original songs that draw strongly from the Sixties folk era with rock mixed in. In his Ashkenaz debut, Sprott plays in a four-piece band. His musical travels have led him from sea to shining sea performing everywhere from the Warfield in San Francisco to the Bowery Ballroom in New York City and lots of towns in between, sharing stages with luminaries of the musical underworld along the way. He is currently recording a new record. Daytrotter reports: “Sprott is a writer’s writer, turning glorious phrases and crafting storylines that employ classic sentiments and themes but tackle them with a unique touch that feels ancient and natural, as if he’s got a playbook full of secret audibles that can be claimed for his own.”
Ticket Price: $10/$7 students
Door Time:8:30
Show Time:9:00
Ages:All Ages

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