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Shenandoah Davis w/Big Friendly Corp, Bad Girl's Smoking Lounge

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Artisan Amplified presents
Shenandoah Davis
with special guests: The Big Friendly Corporation, Bad Girls' Smoking Lounge
Saturday, April 14th | 7PM Doors | FREE SHOW | 21+

$6 Well Drinks // $4 PBR

“And you know how to find Northern lights / and you know how to fight wildfires / and you know the Latin names for every tree / but you don’t know me,” Shenandoah Davis sings on the fourth track of her forthcoming third full-length record, Souvenirs. The song, “Gold Coast,” is one of the album’s many peaks in poetic, yet direct lyricism, showcasing Davis’ astounding ability to distill even the tiniest moment, to pinpoint even the smallest of feelings, and spin them into a dynamic narrative that instantly reels us in.

Shenandoah Davis grew up attached to the piano. Being homeschooled, she’d spend each day racing through her lessons so she’d have time to practice for as long as possible. After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in opera performance, she packed up and moved to Seattle to pursue their music/arts scene. Davis has been based in Seattle for ten years now, but has spent nearly half of that time away from home, touring throughout North America and the globe both in support of her solo music as well as part of other bands. This extensive touring and DIY work ethic led Davis to write articles and publish zines, giving detailed advice to fellow musicians based on her own experiences recording and on the road, covering topics such as “The Art of Gratitude” and “Things That Will Probably Happen To You On Tour.” Her most recent full-length, 2011’s The Company We Keep, took her to New Zealand, Australia, and Portugal, and also led to coveted slots opening for The Lumineers, Laura Marling, Angel Olsen, and Martha Wainwright, to name a few.

The Big Friendly Corporation isn’t so much a band as it is a group of close friends who love to make music together and record. The band began when Ryan Marth made his first solo album, "Analog Prototypes: Volume 1," in 2004. Melissa Marth, loving the album so much, encouraged her brother to start a band with her to be able to share the the material to live audiences around Las Vegas. 13 years later, the band is releasing it's fifth full length album, a double LP, "Carry On, Carry On" inspired by, and dedicated to the life snd death of their brother, Tommy Marth, who frequently played with the band as well as other notable acts such as The Killers, Black Camaro, and Halloween Town. The album also features many friends and family members of the band as well as a plethora of other talented Las Vegas musicians.

Bad Girls' Smoking Lounge is a band with a unique sound hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada. They are an alternative rock band with elements of jazz and soul.

Listen to Artisan Amplified Artists on Spotify at: https://open.spotify.com/user/1264860325/playlist/2wolSMVzD6dYieXf9YoNkQ

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