House Show with Alec Delphenich, Kelly Hoppenjans, Emily Barnes @ 11 Belknap St, Arlington, MA 02474-6605, United States, Boston [14 August]

House Show with Alec Delphenich, Kelly Hoppenjans, Emily Barnes

19:00 - 21:30

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11 Belknap St, Arlington, MA 02474-6605, United States
Join us for an evening of music, friends, laughs, and all around fun!

11 Belknap St (Heidi and Brendan's place)
Free ($10 suggested donation)
We encourage you to bring a beverage and/or snack of your choice and lawn chairs or blankets for seating

Alec Delphenich
Kelly Hoppenjans
Emily Barnes

— Alec Delphenich:
A joining of passion and proficiency takes Alec's performances beyond the realm of your average singer/songwriter. Enthusiasts of all genres can find enjoyment in his lyric-rich melodies and captivating guitar work. A recent transplant to Boston, Alec spent the last four years living in Nashville and honing in on what has become a renaissance of what he can now only define as something wicked-awesome.

— Kelly Hoppenjans:
Kelly has been singing for longer than she can remember. She earned her childhood nickname, Kellybird, because of her constant singing, for no one in particular but herself. Having moved around a lot as a kid, she relied on music and singing as a constant through all the change; so it’s fitting that she now calls Nashville home, since it’s such a musical city.

Kelly’s music is intimate and personal, with wryly optimistic lyrics, catchy pop melodies, and a lush mix of stylistic influences from folk to rock to jazz. Her voice is the focal point, with her lilting yet conversational tone drawing comparisons to Joni Mitchell, Jewel, and Regina Spektor. Her indie-folk style, with its dry humor and inventive arrangements, has also been compared to Ben Folds, Ingrid Michaelson, Tori Amos, and Fiona Apple. She released her first EP, Simple Thing, in September of 2015 and her second EP, Dreaming Is Easy, in June of 2015. Her work has been featured in many publications, including Ear to the Ground, East of 8th, Wolf in a Suit, and the Nashville Scene, and her music earned her a spot as a 2017 Kerrville New Folk Finalist and in 2017 Lightning 100 Music City Mayhem.

Through the five songs on her latest EP, Dreaming Is Easy, Kelly Hoppenjans has constructed a dreamscape of folksy yet unfamiliar sounds, inspired by the likes of Paul McCartney’s Ram, Imogen Heap and early Joni Mitchell. With its dark whimsy, arresting vocals, and inventive arrangements, Dreaming is Easy reminds the listener of the fantasy present in everyday life.

— Emily Barnes:
Tucked away in a town so tiny it isn't found on most maps, singer-songwriter Emily Barnes can be found sitting on the stone steps of her 200 year old home stitching together the latest melody from the fabric of her mind. That is on the rare occasion she is home. For the past few years, Emily has been tirelessly trekking down the open road playing venues of all shapes and sizes stopping listeners dead in their tracks with a voice that cuts to the bone and songs that pull on the heart strings.

Now a nationally touring artist, Barnes continues to build a grassroots following from city to small town, one new believer at a time. Like the house she sometimes rests her head in, Emily is an old soul and her live performances stand the test of time. There is a feeling one gets when witnessing something authentic and rare, and that aura permeates the room at an Emily Barnes show.

Her debut album Beautiful Goodbyes was released in January 2014, her duo album Closer to Home in 2015, and her follow up album Let in the Light released on March 10th 2017
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