Venue Address (Get Directions)World Cafe Live at the Queen
Date and Time
Saturday, December 28th, 2013 at 8:00pm
Borrowing the theme for its name from JD Salinger, Stephen & Zooey shows the split personality of a man who wrestles with conflicting emotions - often, using lyrics as the vehicle to explore whether a feeling is truly present or not. Do you know how you sometimes feel something that you're not sure is real? Just ask Stephen - an expert in the field of reverse paranoia, suspecting those around him to be plotting his happiness at all times. Stephen finds Zooey deeply rooted within, unable to surface unless provoked. And once provoked, Zooey takes the pen and scribbles - "writes" just didn't seem frantic enough - down each word of locomotion until all has been revealed. Some songs deal with the pain of self discovery - discovering two selves is incommunicably harder than discovering one - while others deal with the overflowing happiness of love for another, sometimes at a far distance both physically and emotionally. You never know what you're going to get from Zooey - that crazy egocentric monk - but you can bet your life it'll be something raw and terrible, ripping apart his own soul to show you the blood and oil on the inside. Relate to it or don't, but open your ears to a 360 degree soundscape that deviates from the compressed "DJ music" of the modern world and envelopes you in the authentic domain of a neurotic explorer, in love and out of love all at once. Zooey loves you and doesn't, depending on the day.
Alex Saad attended Loyola University Maryland, attaining a Physics Degree with a Music concentration. Through the Music department at the University, Alex was able to get hands on studio experience with talented professors, and also accomplished musicians/artists, Kevin Gift (aka Wendel Patrick) and Jake Leckie. This allowed her to combine her Physics knowledge with her passion in music to develop new interests and skills in a studio setting.
After graduating, Alex moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue her music career further. She welcomes a town that appreciates live, original music and is excited to show what she has to offer as a new singer/songwriter. She continues to perform and write often, while also further developing her skills in sound engineering by interning at OmniSound Studios. Alex hopes to use her many skills and talents to create a rewarding and successful career in the music industry.