Doors 7:30 // Show 8:00 PM
Please join us for Women on the Mic: A Benefit for Fight Like a Grrrl (FLAG), where five central Virginia female singers, songwriters, and musicians will perform at The Front Porch. Women on the Mic features Erin Lunsford, Devon Sproule, Sally Rose, Becca Porter, and Emily Julia Kresky.
Fight Like a Grrrl
Fight Like a Grrrl (FLAG) strives to empower people with the ability to protect their physical and emotional wellbeing through female-driven self-defense education. “With simple, effective and efficient self defense techniques, we can redefine what it means to fight like a girl. Together, we can inspire others to culturally reconstruct our society, from one that promotes condescending, degrading and abusive behavior towards women, into one that builds solidarity for female identifying people.” Learn more at https://www.fightlikeagrrrl.org
Erin Lunsford is an amazing singer and lyricist originally from Fincastle, VA and now living in Richmond, VA. Erin’s compositions, which include self-styled guitar, banjo, and keyboard melodies, are sure to please. She is the powerhouse front-woman of Charlottesville funk/soul band Erin & The Wildfire.
Devon Sproule’s music mixes the magical and the tangible. It celebrates human complication in the language of nature. It is North American music with weirdo roots.
“Sproule’s lyrics glance off each other arrestingly, juxtaposing images.” (Financial Times). “Her quirky affectations bring to mind Bjork, and forays into the dark, Michelle Shocked.” (Village Voice)
“Sally Rose has all the charisma of a rock ‘n’ roll star paired with the grit and charm of an old-fashioned southern girl. A woman of various musical incarnations, she brings attitude and solid chops [to every show]” – Cville Weekly. Sally Rose has been described as Charlottesville’s “glitter rock” pinup, crooning about ghosts, witches, heartache, and the feminist agenda. Sally Rose’s music twirls, it shines, it tip-toes and seduces. You’ll fall in love and get drunk off of it. It’ll melt your heart and break you down.
Rebecca Porter’s musical experience started at the age of four, where she debuted her talents on the living room table to the 90’s country hit “Achy Breaky Heart.” From grade school to high school Rebecca had an attraction to performing in choir, small ensembles, and the occasional vocal solo. She has since worked to fill her musical resume to the brim! She has opened for nationally known acts such as Doug Stone, Nothin’ Fancy and Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. No matter the venue or audience, Rebecca continues to prove herself a vocal song bird with a voice as powerful as it is recognizable. The power behind the vocals delivers music in a way like no other. Unlimited by genre or style, she continues to base her musical career on dedication, passion and commitment to her love of music and people.
Emily Julia Kresky
Emily Julia Kresky is a multifaceted songwriter, singer, guitarist and performer who blends styles of retro-blues, American roots and rock. Emily’s music is rooted in a deep pool of inspiration, drawing from various genres, decades and playing styles such as rockabilly, Gypsy Jazz and blues-shuffle to create her authentic and recognizable sound. Her songs embody a whimsical storyteller quality and are rich with luscious layers of bluesy/soulful vocals, catchy melodies and poetic lyrics. Also dedicated to being an active participant in the local Charlottesville music scene, she organized and hosted Jam Fish Music Festival for three consecutive years, books music acts for The Shebeen Pub and Braai, is a teaching artist for MIMA music, and is the Artist and Community Relations Coordinator for The Front Porch.