Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge
Fort Worth, TX

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The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge
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Phone: 8179260968
1311 Lipscomb St.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
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With 60 songs written and ready to go, Serena Ryder had some tough choices to make when starting work on her new album. She made the toughest of all: She threw them out. Every one of them. A full year’s hard work into the trash. Best thing, the Juno Award-winning artist says, she’s ever done. Ryder has earned grass-roots acclaim as a guitar-wielding singer-songwriter, an approach at the core of the five dozen songs she had on hand. Starting fresh allowed her the freedom to see that she’d only been showing one side of her talents and passions. She put down the guitar and wrote, first and foremost, for her voice and for her full musical personality. The result is Harmony, an album of wide range and deep vision, driven by a fierce love — and matching talent — for music of soulful connections, for the voice as the supreme instrument, for “pop” values at their most grounded and most reaching. Working with producers/collaborators Jerrod Bettis (Gavin Degraw, Better Than Ezra) and Jon Levine (K’naan, Nelly Furtado) in Hollywood and at her Toronto home studio, the rush of creativity was remarkable both for the results, and its ease. “This was one of the easiest and fun records I’ve ever made,” she says. “Really, really effortless. We wrote and recorded all of the songs in a couple of weeks.” The songs showcase boisterous pop (“What I Wouldn’t Do”), lushly sultry soul balladry (“Fall”), raw exuberance (the scat-driven “Stompa”) and earthy joy (“Mary Go Round”). And throughout each song is a blend of a joyous embrace of a wide range of styles, at all times honoring her whole musical life: The girl who sang along to her mom’s record collection before she ever picked up a guitar and the woman who had fallen under the seductive sway of generations of dynamic, poetic singer-songwriters. “When I first started playing guitar I learned from listening to Neil Young,” she says. “And I learned to write lyrics from him too, and Tracy Chapman, Ben Harper, the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, John Prine, Leonard Cohen, Kris Kr
Ticket Price: $14 - $18
Door Time:7:00 PM
Show Time:9:00 PM
Ages:All Ages
Website:http://spune.com/show/oktoberfest-live-oak-w-brave-combo-1012/

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