Ham Jam House -Concert
Michelle Lewis will play a fine acoustic concert on Saturday, May 16th, 2015, at 7:00 PM.
"Michelle Lewis writes happy songs that bring tears, and sad songs that evoke smiles."
Her music is rich with melody, and her lyrics seek beauty in the face of sadness. Too refined to call folk and too personal to call pop, as a singer/songwriter Michelle's music is uniquely intimate, and surprisingly polished. As a storyteller, she writes intensely visual songs that explore the emotional remainders in burgeoning and breaking relationships.
Michelle Lewis picked up her father's acoustic guitar at the age of 14 and quickly abandoned interest in everything else. She honed her songwriting at Berklee College of Music in her hometown of Boston, and went on to tour the United States behind her first album, This Time Around (2004). She has been a long time collaborator with producer Anthony J. Resta (Elton John, Duran Duran, Shawn Mullins). Their work has included the release of her Broken (2009) and Paris (2011) EPs, and most recently her second full-length album, The Parts Of Us That Still Remain (2014), with songs co-written by Nashville favorite Robby Hecht and LA sound designer Conan Skyrme.
If you meet Michelle before you hear her music you might be
surprised to find out she plays folk. She doesn’t fit the profile.
She quotes Homer Simpson before Paul Simon. She prefers
Mardi Gras to Earth Day. She drives fast. She throws snowballs.
She talks loud, she eats meat and if you leave the mayonnaise off
her sandwich she might try to fight you.
If you hear Michelle’s music before you meet her you might be
surprised at her exuberance. Her songs throw you against a wall.
They kick you out of the house and walk around naked. They call
up to heaven. They crumble at your feet.
At first, it doesn’t add up.
But then you get to know her better and you begin to notice
that she always tells the truth. You notice that she’s been listening
the whole time. You realize how much she values sincerity and
that, even when she’s clowning around, she’s just being herself.
Then you listen to her lyrics and you hear the triumph. You
understand that she finds as much exhilaration in performing
her music as she does in the rest of her life. More, even. You
realize that when she performs she is living the life to which her
Michelle’s music is caring, vivacious and completely authentic.
Watch her perform and you will understand. Her fingers articulate
every note; her voice picks out every word. But you don’t
hear notes and you don’t hear words. When Michelle plays, all
you hear is music, and it all makes sense.
“Michelle Lewis has that rare ability
to convey pure emotion through
music. Michelle’s lyrics are honest
and her vocals sincere.”
~ Quinton Sheer, Q’s House Radio
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Doors open at 7:00 and the concert is 8:00 to 10:00.
$15 suggested admission donation
BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!
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