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Martha Groves Perry
with Rich Armstrong
from and for the
ART BOUTIKI MUSIC HALL
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
8:30 pm PDT
Entry is Free; Click HERE to register for a Link!
100% of all proceeds from artist tips and merchandise sales go to Art Boutiki!
Singer-songwriter Martha Groves Perry’s music has a straightforward, compelling, and sometimes edgy clarity that reflects the fearless truth-telling and unbothered amusement of a seasoned, female point of view. A reviewer of her recent album THESE HANDS says, “Her straight forward honesty yields an authentic performance that is truly moving and tender,” while another notes her “beautiful energy” as her “words convey a message of strength and courage.”
Bay Area legend Rich Armstrong backs Martha up for the evening with his multi-instrumental wizardry fronted by a startling set of chops on trumpet. Rich has a storied career having played, toured, and recorded with Boz Scaggs, Tony! Toni! Tone’!, Thomas Dolby, Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, Lyrics Born, Train, and Josh Groban. Rich also hired Martha in 2011 to tour with the very talented and now infamous Michelle Shocked, with whom Rich literally has toured the world.
Don’t miss this intimate evening of great songs and the electric musical partnership between Martha and Rich!
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CD RELEASE SHOW
In solidarity with the efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Martha’s May 2, 2020 full band CD release show at Art Boutiki in San Jose was postponed.
On the day the show was supposed to take place, Martha did a free, solo acoustic Facebook livestream to benefit Art Boutiki, which like many live music venues is now struggling to stay afloat. She also donated all download purchases of her new album made on that day to Art Boutiki. You can view the video on Martha’s Facebook music page HERE.
You can donate directly to Art Boutiki here: https://artboutiki.com/support
Full-Band CD Release Show for Martha Groves Perry’s new LP THESE HANDS
The Art Boutiki 44 Race Street San Jose CA 95126 Doors 7:00 pm Show 7:30-10:30 pm Tickets $12 presale / $15 at the door Ticket Link: coming soon All Ages
With Special Guests:
- The MidLife Crises, a high-energy, local multi-genre band
- Kenny Schick, post modern Americana singer-songwriter and all-in producer
After selling out The Art Boutiki in November 2016 with the release show for her EP SOMETHING GOOD, Martha Groves Perry returns to celebrate the release of her new LP THESE HANDS with the good people at The Art Boutiki at 7:30 pm on
May 2, 2020 PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR NEW DATE!
Special guest Kenny Schick will open the evening with a solo set, followed by Special Guest The MidLife Crises with a 45-minute set. Both will then join Martha for an 80-minute set with music from These Hands and her EP Something Good as well as some new, unrecorded songs. Please join us!
Martha Groves Perry is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist recently from Sunnyvale and now based in San Francisco. Her original music has a straightforward, compelling and sometimes edgy clarity with strong blues, southern rock, and experimental influences. Her penetrating lyrics, described by her producer Kenny Schick as “journaling in poetry,” reflect the fearless truth-telling and unbothered amusement of a seasoned, female point of view. Some characterize Martha’s music as a cross between Tom Waits, early Gwen Stefani, and the Indigo Girls.
The MidLife Crises has been making music in the South Bay since 2009. The band focuses on polish and energy over volume while melding a variety of influences and genres. Their wide-ranging repertoire includes Rock, Alternative, Metal, Blues, Surf, Jazz and others, both originals and covers. Core members are “Z” Zorzella on guitar and vocals, Niall Doherty on drums, JJ Enser on bass, Vince Gabrielsen on guitar, and Jen Johnson on vocals and extras. Their annual family-friendly concert in September at the Baylands Park in Sunnyvale has become a beloved community event.
Kenny Schick is a post modern Americana singer-songwriter and all-in producer. He delivers songs of longing, loss, hope, love, and politics with intense, deliberate lyrics and masterful guitar playing. Kenny’s generous passion shines through his live show, eliciting both tears and laughter with a comedic sense that lightens his more thought-provoking offerings. It’s Americana with colors of rock, punk, and jazz — influences from his multi-genre past.
Come early to browse the stacks of comic books and graphic novels, order something from the café, and meet someone new at what promises to be a great evening of local musicians celebrating homegrown music in a great venue!
- Learn more about Martha Groves Perry and her music at marthagrovesperry.com.
- Learn more about The MidLife Crises and their music at https://www.facebook.com/The-MidLife-Crises-107936027381262/
- Learn more about Kenny Schick at kennyschick.com and about his work as a music producer at b3pmusic.com
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As soon as gathering together to share live music is safe, Martha will be booking shows.
Until then, stay well!
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