332 Hudson Avenue
Albany, New York 12210

$10, $8 Students. All ages! Doors open at 7:30 PM. Reservations encouraged and appreciated. For information or to make reservations contact Carrie Knepp at 518.462.6138 x-11 or [email protected].

Mara Levi (Mah' ruh Lee' vee) plays Smart Pop Music: Music that is catchy and accessible, but also intricate and smart. She sings about politics, love, and stalking celebrities, all with characteristic wit and signature complexity. Her second solo CD, "What Are You?" is intentionally eclectic, the album and its title directly confront the notion that anyone can be easily defined, or that people should be expected to have an answer to the question, "What Are You?" Mara recorded every track on the album from her home in DC, using only instruments that she could play herself. The result is an album that sounds less like top-40 radio, and more like a reflection of Mara's varied musical interests.

On the musical road of inspiration, shared by the likes of Melissa Etheridge, Tracy Chapman, and Joni Mitchell, you will find the steely reverberations of a self-taught, five foot four, barefooted ball of energy that is Liz Snavely of LVNMUZIQ. Motivated by her own life, her original urban folk compositions speak directly to the hearts of all who listen, offering connection, understanding, and hope. Liz says her music "is really meant to encourage and to bring folks together." And anyone that has had the fortune to hear her play knows this to be true. A single soul of intoxicating rhythm and rhyme, audience members cannot help but get caught up in the passion Liz has for her music. Despite the youth of her career, Liz has already performed with talented artists such as Ellis, Pamela Means, Jennifer "JJ" Jones, Catie Curtis, Emiko, and Ask Me When.

Rock + Folk + Funk + Pop = a damn good show! Camille Bloom's music hooks you from the beginning. It is the kind of music that gets stuck in your head for days (like the gum you tried to chew all night long in 5th grade). In the last three years, she has had the chance to share the stage with such bands as SUGARCULT, Michelle Malone, Marcus Eaton and the Lobby, Paul Kimble (Grant Lee Buffalo) Brandi Carlile, Vicci Martinez, Holly Figueroa, The Bradbury Press and countless others. Though modest about her achievements, in the last three years, she has been featured in Performing Songwriter Magazine, created the soundtrack for an HBO sponsored documentary "Not Straight Forward", was picked to be on a compilation cd with Michelle Malone and Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), toured both on the East and West Coasts, and has been on several radio stations throughout Washington, Oregon and California. She continues to wow audiences with her amazing vocal versatility and high energy show.

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Added by tuesdays_child2 on September 7, 2007