The Brewery Arts Center will host Dave Berry and Cliff Porter from Reno band Jelly Bread along with Blunderbusst this Saturday, Nov. 19, for the next Musicale@TheMaizie.
This new singer songwriter series in what was formerly the Maize Harris Jesse Black Box Theater, now simple known as The Maize. Musicale @TheMaizie is performed in an intimate setting with local and touring singer/songwriters giving them an opportunity to connect with the audience, interact and discuss the creative process.
The definition of musicale is "a musical gathering or concert, typically small and informal and that is exactly what this series is intended to be.
This Saturday's event will begin at 7 p.m. with two sets, Blunderbusst and Dave and Cliff. Carson City-based Blunderbusst highlights the rock and pop songwriting sensibilities of Jen Scaffidi. The lyrics soar over rich textures and soundscapes created by guitarist Carson Cessna.
Berry and Porter are the founding members of Reno's funk/folk favorites Jelly Bread.
See their songs in a different light with a stripped-down set featuring acoustic guitar and cajón.
"The term 'songwriter showcase' is commonly associated with solo performances, but there is often much more to the art form,” said series curator Spike McGuire. “This month I wanted to present an expanded view of the craft by featuring duos. Jelly Bread is rooted in the Americana songwriting of Dave Berry, but becomes a genre of its own when infused with Cliff Porter's funk/soul inspired rhythms and harmonies. Similarly, Jen Scaffidi’s lyrics and vocals soar to new heights over rich guitar soundscapes provided by her Blunderbusst bandmate Carson Cessna.”
Both artists recently had the honor of recording sessions for Loud As Folk Record Club.
Tickets are $10 per person and available at breweryarts.org. Additional information and videos
can be found on the Brewery Arts Center Facebook page.
• IF YOU GO
WHAT: Dave Berry & Cliff Porter of Jelly Bread, with Blunderbusst
WHEN: 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19
WHERE: 449 West King St. at the Brewery Arts Center
TICKETS, MORE INFO: www.breweryarts.org