Sounds Like: Brett Dennen, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Neil Young
Bio: The intention of this project is to spread love and joy through music. Over the years Aaron has assembled a beautiful catalogue of songs, and an awe inspiring cast of musicians to perform them. Giving a nod to classic song writers such as Neil Young and Elliot Smith, Aaron writes in a style that ... See Full BioMore Info
It's Front Porch time again friends and we've got another great one for you this month with Papa Bear and the Easy Love and Chelsea Coleman. Papa Bear frontman Aaron Glass has a voice that’s big, clear and true with a heart to match. His songs have a timeless quality and he inhabits them wholly, with compassion for the tired troubled traverlers he’s crossed paths with. In the words of the SF Examiner “Glass’ music is a completely selfless experience that is as much about sending out love as it is bringing it in” Seeing him live is an experience not to be missed. http://theeasylove.com/ Chelsea Coleman can frequently be found harmonizing with Aaron and with some of the Bay Area’s finest performers but she really shines singing her own songs. Having created quite a stir in Tulsa and Seattle, she is rapidly becoming a favorite here. Her early recordings were called by the Victroy Music Review“stellar performances of confessional poetry by a young woman trying to figure it out.” https://www.facebook.com/ccolemanmusic I'll be playing a few to round out the night and LInday Repko will once again helping out with the pot pies. See you there! -Brian
This will be a night of reverence.... Five songwriters all exploring the depth of the human spirit through music, singing out their souls in a bona fide chapel. Come experience Spirit, Love, Sorrow, Magic and then Some on January 19th at The Convents Chapel on Oak. Plus we will be graced by the awesome BAMMTV crew who will be shooting the night... Epic. 8:30 $10
PAPA BEAR & THE EASY LOVE: Perhaps you're not a hippy. Or a poet, a dancer, a burner or a baba. Perhaps you're not even a hugger. No problem. The whiskey flows freely and the love comes easy when Papa Bear and the Easy Love are onstage. This latest project headed by San Franciscan uber crooner Aaron Glass includes a stacked lineup of world-class musicians hailing from the Bay Area to Kansas to New Hampshire, combining the finest features of earthy folk, gypsy funk and feel-good jams. The Easy Love has garnered a loyal and growing group of fans and friends in California through its unique sound and lyrical themes of life, present-mindedness and intoxicating love. Joy and communal appreciation have been mainstays at their shows, which typically end in a vibrant sing-along. The crowds get involved. Smiles grow larger than physically possible, hips and feet move uncontrollably and, inevitably, everyone taps into something deeper. Experiencing this band is a refresher for the soul.... And, hugs are covered under the price of each ticket. KELLY McFARLING: Homegrown and haunting, Kelly McFarling's voice spirals powerfully, and progressively over a bed of oldtimey instrumentation. She is from Atlanta, GA, where she learned to sing in church choirs and baseball stadiums, and learned to write through the stories of Flannery O' Connor and Toni Morrison. She has since wandered out West, where she can be found in the back rooms of San Francisco bars plucking her Banjo and singing siren songs. Dubbed 'original rhythm and Bluegrass,' her songs are inspired by hard truths and transitions, with bold honest lyrics and authentic melodies that stay with you long after the song is over. McFarling's outgoing and adventurous spirit comes through in her lyrics, her live performances, and in the music's indulgence in elements outside its clear influences of folk, oldtime, blues and country. Using her distinct percussive style of clawhammer banjo to back up her rich voice, she pays homage to her southern roots while giving them a new home in her original sound. Her live performances are versatile and have earned her a rapidly growing and loyal fan base in the Bay Area. She can perform in intimate house concerts, and fill rock clubs with the sound of her full band, featuring rich upright bass, perfectly placed percussion, and lush slide guitar. Songs are to be taken whole heartedly, preferable on the shirt, outside of sleeves. They accompany a sense of longing, nostalgia, and the urge to sit down with your oldest friend, or your newest love. The grass is blue, the moon is shiny. Drink up darlin' its homebrew.