Susie's Songwriter Series is presenting two extraordinary shows in September at The Mansion on O Street. The first is a rare performance of the Nora Jane Struthers Acoustic Duo and the second features two American acts from the north and south: Americana Pioneer, David Olney and Americana movers and shakers The Chris Berardo Acoustic Trio with Very Special Guest, ellen cherry. All shows are $25.00. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE ONLINE. NO DOOR SALES. Links to reservation forms are included in the artist information below. Cash bar.
You won't want to miss either of these shows in what is the most magical venue there is, The Mansion on O Street www.omuseum.org Both shows are on Sunday afternoon. It's a museum with 70 secret doors, a private club, a boutique hotel, a collector's paradise including guitars signed by people like Bob Dylan and Jimmy Hendrix. Everything is for sale. They also allowme to present concerts there in a intimate setting that is second to none.
The Mansion is located right off Dupont Circle just walking distance from the Dupont Circle Metro Station. Parking at most metro stations is free on Sunday. Valet Parking is available and can be reserved when you reserve your seat. There are also parking garages that are walking distance and you can reserve a spot online here: www.bit.ly/ParkingNearTheOCompareRates.
ABOUT THE SHOWS:
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 - 4PM
NORA JANE STRUTHERS ACOUSTIC DUO
ABOUT NORA JANE STRUTHERS:
Nora Jane Struthers has written "some of the most quietly powerful narratives within the new wave of Americana artists," says Ann Powers of NPR Music. The songs that last decades and weave themselves into the fabric of listeners' lives are usually the ones in which an artist lays her soul bare for the world to hear.
Struthers has built her career on these kinds of songs. There’s an honesty and energy to Nora Jane’s stage presence; a vulnerability that is part and parcel of great artistry. In one moment, she joyfully leads the audience in a dance party … in the next, she lays her soul bare for the world to hear.
A performance by Nora Jane and her band is full to the brim with stellar musicianship, unexpected arrangements that blur the lines between folk, roots, and rock, and an audible sense that everyone in the room is having a damn good time.
“Nora Jane Struthers is guided by fire. Struthers has [come] up with some of the most quietly powerful narratives within the new wave of Americana artists. … The sound of the Party Line has progressed to include propulsive electric guitar and drums, and Struthers’ sweet voice is showing an edge, the better to meet the challenge.” Ann Powers, NPR Music.
“Just as her intensely energetic live performances connect audiences to the intricate tales woven through her lyrics, the ever-widening scope of Nora Jane Struthers’ musicality means that placing a neat, easy label on the genre she best represents is virtually impossible.” Stephen L. Betts, Rolling Stone Country
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15 - 4PM
DAVID OLNEY and THE CHRIS BERARDO ACOUSTIC TRIO
SPECIAL GUEST ellen cherry
Reservations: www.omuseum.org/olney This show has just been added and the O Mansion website may not have been updated when you read this, but the above link will get make you reservations for both acts.
ABOUT DAVID OLNEY:
Jerusalem Tomorrow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=8bMaaac032k
"Americana Pioneer” singer-songwriter/recording artist, stream-caster and actor David Olney is well-known worldwide for his indelible songs and powerful live performances. Recorded by Emmylou Harris, Del McCoury, Linda Ronstadt, Steve Young, Slaid Cleaves, The Wailin’ Jennys & many others, David shares his songs and the story behind it in his weekly “You Never Know” Songwriter Series videos posted every Tuesday on DavidOlney.com
David will be joined by the gifted Nashville bass player Dan Seymour
ABOUT CHRIS BERARDO:
Birmingham performed at Capitol Theater as special guests of The Doobie Brothers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhOYQzXuPuw
"Riding straight out of a tequila sunrise and into the arms of an adoring crowd of barroom regulars, this band hits all the right notes" - Studio City Sun
"Americana in its truest sense. It embodies the heart and soul of the country ... Berardo does as good a job as anyone of both keeping the flame alive and moving it forward."
- Americana UK
Silvermine, CT's Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos have toured much of the country, playing shows with The Doobie Brothers, The Marshal Tucker Band, NRBQ, David Allen Coe, Levon Helm, Dickey Betts (The Allman Brothers), Little Feat, Molly Hatchet, Badfinger, Blue Rodeo and many others, as well as countless gigs as headliners everywhere from top-notch listening rooms to beer-soaked bar rooms.
A quick list includes legendary clubs like B.B. King's in NYC, The House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC, The State Theater in Falls Church, VA, The Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport, CT, The Palace Theater in Greenburg, PA, The Winchester Music Hall in Cleveland, OH, The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT, Poor David's Pub in Dallas, TX, The Jewish Mother in Va. Beach, VA, The Rodeo Bar in NYC, Sloppy Joe's in Key West, FL, The Webster Theater in Hartford, CT, The Pour House Music Hall in Raleigh, NC, The Turning Point in Piermont, NY, The Square Room in Knoxville, TN, The Acoustic Cafe in Bridgeport, CT, The Sutler in Nashville, TN, The Capitoil Theater in Port Chester, NY,The Fairfield Theater in Fairfield, CT, The Saxon Pub in Austin, TX, Douglas Corner Cafe in Nashville, TN, Jovita's in Austin, TX, The Bitter End in NYC and many more.
ABOUT ellen cherry:
Pickett's Charge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=kSNteECG6JU
ellen cherry (lowercase letters intentional!) is an award winning song and story alchemist, musician and performer, based in Baltimore, MD. Mixing equal parts of pathos and humor throughout her songs, ellen cherry is mysterious and powerful on stage and her banter gives audiences a peek into a whimsical, curious mind. She seamlessly fuses her love of History, Poetry, and Literature with the Usual Suspects of Love, Loss, and Despair, all expressed with a singular voice and skill on both guitar and piano. Her latest project was a new touring program called "Portraits in Song" that showcased her love of storytelling and her passion for history and women's equality.
After a devastating car wreck caused by an intoxicated driver in 2013, cherry was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and has spent the last five years fostering recovery and resilience, her own and others, through performance, music, and storytelling.
ABOUT THE O MANSION:
With over 100 rooms and 70 secret doors, O Museum in The Mansion is one of the most unique museums in the world. Named one of the top five historic venues to explore by Smithsonian.com, they have been featured in numerous television shows, books and magazines including the Travel Channel’s “Mega Mansions”, National Geographic's Traveler Magazine, The Washington Post and The Washingtonian.
O Museum in The Mansion promotes and embraces life, from every culture, resulting in a wide-ranging collection of paintings, photographs, sculpture, books, artifacts, and music, from all over the globe. The collection rotates and changes daily. From the art, to the music, to the surroundings, no visit is ever the same. From artist's letters, to signed guitars, to written manuscripts and unique photography collections, their galleries are not limited to one genre.
O Museum in The Mansion offers an immersive, tactile experience where you will hear rare studio cuts, leaf through manuscripts, touch sculpture and tour through a multitude of architectural styles.
"Coolest Place in D.C." - Booking.com
Historic Site on The African American Heritage Trail
Top five historic venues to explore — Smithsonian Magazine
#1 for meetings & events —Event MB
Featured on “Mega Mansions" on the Travel Channel!