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In the Round: Will Overman, Eric Knutson, Blake Hunter, Genna Matthew
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$12 – $15
Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM
$12 advance, $15 door
Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food.
Join us for an evening with four of Charlottesville’s finest working songwriters. Will Overman, Eric Knutson, Blake Hunter and Genna Matthew will be passing around songs, stories and instruments in an intimate setting where they will take us behind the music.
Will Overman’s incomparable voice is at once melodic as it is relentless, as refreshingly unique as it is familiar and evocative. Overman’s music — call it Americana, a mix of folk, country, rock, and pop — is as energetic as it is passionate. It can be haunting and evocative yet sincere, sweet. Musically and lyrically, Overman draws deeply from his Virginia roots, producing a rare combination of enticing straight-ahead, hard-charging rhythm and riffs and introspective melodies paired with sleek vocals. He takes on love, life and loss. All with an edge driven deep in reality.
Virginia-based singer/songwriter, Genna Matthew delivers an indie folk-pop sound that cuts through the noise. Her bittersweet writing sugarcoats wistful lyrics with layers of honeyed vocals and harmonies. In 2018 she traded the Blue Ridge Mountains for the Spanish coast, where she received her Masters in contemporary music performance and production at Berklee College of Music’s Valencia campus. These travels inspired her forthcoming EP, which features many of the talented artists and sounds she met abroad.
Born and raised in Alaska, Eric followed an early love of music where it led. He earned a degree in classical guitar in Colorado, then ended up in Nashville. After a few years as a guitar-slinger for hire, he landed a steady gig as a staff writer at a small publishing company on music row. He wrote piles of songs and had the opportunity to learn from some of the best writers in a town devoted to the craft. Recently, Eric and his family jumped at the opportunity to move to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. After years of living in the city and writing songs for other people, he is delighted to be digging into the fertile soil of the Charlottesville music scene, and figuring out how to write songs for himself.
Virginia native Blake Hunter grew up playing and singing in a deeply musical family. After studying voice at Boston University, he moved back to home and started a band called Trees on Fire. They quickly became a local hit and toured the region. Blake’s polished vocal chops and natural instrumental ability set off his eclectic and widely ranging musical interests.