Tiny Porch ConcertsWillie Nile with special guest Shane Alexander
Music starts at 5 p.m.
The New York Times called Willie Nile “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” His album Streets of New York was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by UNCUT magazine. Rolling Stone listed The Innocent Ones as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE rock ‘n’ roll album of the year.” Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch, and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises. His album, American Ride, won “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the Independent Music Awards. It appeared on over one hundred year-end Top Ten lists for 2013 and Bono called it, “One of the great guides to unraveling the mystery that is the troubled beauty of America.”
Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/producer/performer Shane Alexander has shaped a distinctive career for himself starting with his debut album, The Middle Way, in 2005. Touring the US and 11 other countries both as a headliner, and supporting such disparate acts as Bon Iver, Jewel, John Hiatt, Suzanne Vega, Seal, Styx and Yes, the fiercely independent artist has developed a loyal international fan base, had his work appear in over 100 television shows and films, and recently had his stunning solo acoustic track, “Skyway Drive-In” (from the album Ladera) cross over 10 million streams on Spotify.
Artist EventsAt 4 p.m., Olga Lah in collaboration with Davy Sumner (davysumner.com) will present a sound experience in the middle of the pool that relates to the surrounding art installation. Encounter a multimedia approach to a historic site that offers a new vision of the surroundings.
At 3 p.m., artist Anna Breininger will lead a walk-through and discussion about her work. Afterwards, participants are invited to a mini workshop where they will observe elements from nature and turn them into patterns and designs. No artistic experience is necessary. Drawing and painting materials will be provided by the artist but feel free to bring a personal sketchbook, if desired.