The Lansdowne Folk Club presents a special night of music with the Christian Lopez Band and special guest Owen Danoff on Thursday October 22 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. Dinner will not be available for this event.
Parking is available on the street and at the SEPTA train station approximately one block away. For reservations, advance discounted tickets, or more information email Lfolkclub@gmail.com or call (484) 466-6213.
Christian Lopez is the sort of singer/songwriter who builds a bridge between the new and the old… and places his own music directly in the middle.With one foot planted in the folksy, fiery twang of modern-day Americana and the other inching toward the rootsy rock & roll of early Sun Records hits. Raised in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, Lopez grew up surrounded by bluegrass groups, jam bands, and Appalachian pickers. Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania were all less than a 30-minute drive from his hometown, though, giving the young musician — who began playing piano at 5 years old before picking up the guitar at 9 — a wide range of sounds to draw from.
Lopez began writing his own songs as a teen. Backed by a group of local pickers, he started touring before he could legally drive, usually with his father coming along as the band’s tour manager and van driver. Lopez racked up a long list of accolades along the way, earning stints on the Warped Tour and the Belk-sponsored “Modern Southern Music” tour, which found him performing pre-show on bills with Zac Brown Band and Dave Matthews Band, all while still a teenager. Lopez is still a teenager, actually. At 19 years old, however, he’s grown into one of Americana’s most promising newcomers, armed with songs that draw on his experiences living in the Mountain State, traveling the Bible Belt’s venue circuit, and falling in (and out) of love. Learn more about him and the band including Michael Silver and Chelsea McBee at http://www.christianlopezband.com.
Opening the show will be Washington DC native Owen Danoff, who wrote and recorded his first song – complete with drums, bass, guitar, and piano – at age fifteen. Since then he has graduated Berklee College of Music with a degree in Film Scoring, released an EP and a full-length album, and performed in multiple states and venues across the country. In the DC area alone Owen has performed at nearly every major venue including the Birchmere and the 9:30 club, been selected as a Strathmore Artist in Residence, won multiple Washington Area Music Awards as well as the Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards Grand Prize, and been mentioned multiple times in local media outlets such as the Washington Post.
Elements of Owen’s music have been likened to that of Paul Simon, Harry Nilsson, John Mayer, and the Wallflowers, among others – though the end result is all his own. Growing up listening to rock and roll bands such as Green Day before discovering a love of folk and singer/songwriter music, Owen’s music boasts a current of energy as well as catchy melodies and a definite lyrical emphasis. Check out Owen at http://www.owendanoff.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 Brother Sun (sponsored by Fortissimo) on November 19 and Christine Lavin and special guest Barry Rabin (sponsored by Fortissimo) on December 3.
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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.