Dave Nachmanoff Photo by David W Clements

Dave Nachmanoff Photo by David W Clements

Cassandra Xavier

Cassandra Xavier

Lansdowne Folk Club presents singer/ songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Dave Nachmanoff with special guest Cassendre Xavier on Thursday October 23 at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA.  Doors open at 7:00 PM and show begins at 7:30 PM.

Tickets are $17 when purchased in advance online or with an advanced phone reservation and $20 without an advance reservation. Freshly prepared dinner and desserts will be available for sale for an additional cost. Snacks, soda and coffee will also be available for sale.

Parking is available on the street and at the SEPTA train station approximately one block away.  For reservations, advance ticket sales or more information click our ticket link, email Lfolkclub@gmail.com or call (484)-466-6213.

Dave Nachmanoff saw Al Stewart live for the first time at Royal Albert Hall in London in 1985 and in 2006 came back and performed with him. He’s led songwriting workshops for many groups, from German school children to the Silcocks, a family with 44 adopted boys. In addition, he’s a heck of a songwriter in styles ranging from folk to pop who’s sold over 20,000 recordings. Dave’s the father of two and writes custom songs for weddings and other special occasions. As a side player (guitar, piano, bass, accordion and more) he’s worked with Stewart on a regular basis as well as many others at hundreds of venues as far ranging as The Bottom Line, Glastonbury Festival, and the Edmonton Folk Festival. Oh, and he’s got a doctorate in Philosophy. That he earned in his spare time.

Dave grew up in the 60’s and 70’s surrounded by the active folk scene of northern Virginia and Washington DC and inspired by Pete Seeger, country rock, early revival folk like the Kingston Trio and later on, 80’s new wave. Toss in a bit of Celtic folk-rock a la Fairport Convention and it’s clear how he got his rich melodic sound.

If you’re an artist who needs a side player, he’s your guy. Heck, he could be your entire band. Whether you’re a concert junkie, participating in one of his songwriting classes or listening to your custom song, you’ll walk away from your Dave Nachmanoff experience wondering why he hasn’t yet learned to play anything with his feet. Why not? He’s done everything else.  See more about Dave at http://www.davenach.com.

Cassendre Xavier has shared the stage with Charlie King, John Flynn, Joe Crookston, Rupert Wates, Antje Duvekot, Tret Fure, Alix Dobkin, Lucie Blue Tremblay, Toshi Reagon, Pat Humphries of emma’s revolution, Ubaka Hill, and the late Anne Rabson of Sapphire: Uppity Blues Women, among other folks, pop, rock, blues, and jazz artists.

Under her Serious Creature Music label, she released 6 original recordings described as “a cross between Tracy Chapman, Sade, and Enya” (Steven M. Wilson, Borders), and her album  “Live at Tin Angel” was honorably mentioned by Philadelphia City Paper’s M. J. Fine as the number 9 of “Top 21 Local EPs of 2007″. WXPN 88.5’s Amazon Country host Debra D’Alessandro has said, “Her stage presence is one part sex kitten serenading in heels, two parts powerhouse kick-ass feminist troubadour poet. In concert with Cassendre Xavier, there is never a dull moment.” Check out her website http://www.cassendrexavier.com.

The Lansdowne Folk Club, founded in 1993, is a 501(c) (3) all volunteer non-profit corporation dedicated to presenting folk, acoustic and blues music. Friend the club on Facebook Lansdowne Folk Club.

Other upcoming concerts include An Evening with Harmonious Wail on November 20, Rev. TJ McGlinchy’s Holiday Special on December 4, Bill Staines on January 22, RUNA on February 12, Tracey Grammer on February 26, Mark Berger on March 26, and the Christian Lopez Band on April 23.

Celebrating 20 Years of Folk Music!
84 South Lansdowne Ave.
Lansdowne, PA 19050

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