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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 at 7:00pm
DEREK EVRY + MOLLY HAGEN + OWEN DANOFF
Words + Music Singer/Songwriter Series
Sat April 21 / 7:30pm / $8 / Artisphere's Dome Theatre
The Words + Music Singer Songwriter Series continues with Derek Evry, an alternative/pop/rock songwriter from Arlington who has been writing and performing original music since 1999. He will be followed by pop/acoustic/blues musician Molly Hagen. Hagen is a DC-native who has performed at local DC-area venues such as the 9:30 Club, Rock and Roll Hotel, Jammin’ Java and Iota. Closing the concert will be up-and-coming DC-area singer/songwriter Owen Danoff. Danoff’s music combines pop, folk and country.
About Derek Evry
Derek Evry is an Alternative/Pop/Rock songwriter from Arlington, Virginia. Derek has been writing and performing original music since 1999. Derek is an avid Vegan, Atheist, & hates sports.Derek is currently preparing for the release of his third studio album, "Here's To Better Misery", which is due out in May 2012.
About Molly Hagen
Molly Hagen is a Washington, DC-based singer/songwriter who credits her musical influences of Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder and Norah Jones (to name a few…) for spawning her blues-country-pop sound. Molly has performed at local venues such as the 930 Club, Black Cat, Rock and Roll Hotel, Jammin’ Java, and Iota Club and Cafe. Molly plays solo or with a full band, and has shared the stage with many local artists, as well as nationally-known artists such as Martin Sexton and Basia Bulat. She is passionate about the growth and importance of the DC-area music community, and hosts open mics at the locally-grown venue, Busboys and Poets, to help mentor new artists and showcase fresh talent. Molly is a member of the board of directors of the Songwriter’s Association of Washington.
About Owen Danoff
An up-and-coming Washington, D.C. area performer and songwriter, Owen has song in his blood. Born into a musical family (his father, Bill, wrote such hit songs as Country Roads and Afternoon Delight, the latter earning him two Grammy awards in 1976), he has grown up surrounded by accomplished musicians. At age 16 he wrote his first song, but it was not until he was 20 years old, and soon to be a senior at Berklee College of Music (Class of 2011), that he began performing. He has played many major DC area venues including Strathmore Music Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Black Cat, and the Birchmere. Owen's music has got some pop, some folk, and some country, but the end result is all his own.