Potter's House is honored to welcome back to DC the folk-jazz story-songs of award winning LA based artist DUDLEY SAUNDERS, celebrating the release of his 4th album MONSTERS with a special benefit concert for Voices Of Community Advocates & Leaders (VOCAL).
Voices of Community Activists and Leaders (VOCAL), which is a "grassroots membership organization building power among low-income people affected by HIV/AIDS, the drug war and mass incarceration". Most recently, they helped rally in DC for Robin Hood Tax to fund the global fight against AIDS. Dudley says: "It's a great organization, and they'll have someone on hand to speak at the show." http://www.vocal-ny.org/about-us/
With his Leonard Cohen-style lyrics and Joni Mitchell-style melodies DUDLEY is the Winner of the 2011 Western Regional Mountain Stage NewSong Contest and the 2009 Outmusic Award for Album of the Year.
Originally an avant garde performance artist, Dudley Saunders followed in the footsteps of k.d. lang and Laurie Anderson to become a recording artist.
Described by critics as “surreal, modern folk tales” (VILLAGE VOICE), his 1st album RESTORE received a GLAMA nomination for “Best Debut Recording”. His second album, 2005's THE BILLY WHITE ACRE SESSIONS, was a Singer-Songwriter Award finalist, and then Saunders won the 2009 Outmusic Award for THE EMERGENCY LANE.
Cherry Tree, a local DC band originally formed in Japan, will open.