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Davis Bradley (New Performer)
Bluegrass
7:15 - 8:00 / 8:15 - 9:00
Location: Ewell Recital Hall
Kathy Davis and Bradley Bishop have teamed up to present a one of a kind musical experience which is exciting, entertaining, and offers something for everyone! The innovative duo has drawn from their individual bluegrass, old time, and swing influences, to create something magical, while remaining true to the roots of the music they love. Fans can expect to hear fresh renditions of the classics as well as several original compositions. This dynamic song mix has helped to extend their combined reach, holding the door wide open to welcome those in search of something new and unique!
www.davisbradleyduo.com/
Dikon and Vallet (New Performer)
Classic Blue, Country, Ragtime, Folk, Rock and Pop
7:00 - 7:45 / 8:00 - 8:45
Location: Williamsburg Library Auditorium
Tom Dikon and Jon Vallet are unique performing artists who've collaborated for duo acoustic performances covering a wide array of musical genres. Tom is an award-winning blues performer and a Hohner Harmonica Endorsed Artist who has performed across the United States and Europe. His harmonica work has been featured on several recording labels across the East Coast. Jon hails from Binghamton, NY, where he performed for many years as the featured vocalist and lead guitarist in local and regional bands before moving to Virginia in 2002. The duo feature an eclectic variety of both original and classic blues, country, ragtime, folk, rock and pop selections, while always providing their audiences an entertaining and dynamic show.
www.tomdikon.com
Caleb Hawley (New Performer)
Soul
9:30 - 10:15 / 10:30 - 11:15
Location: Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall
Harlem's Caleb Hawley is an American soul singer, songwriter and performer. Like savvy throwback crooners Mayer Hawthorne and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Hawley channels early Stevie Wonder and other Motown sounds into a complete, magnetic package. Raised in Minneapolis by a family of preachers and therapists, Hawley's family fueled his on-stage charisma and perceptive, witty lyrics. "Growing up in an a cappella church, we didn't have instruments. It forced everyone to learn how to sing harmony," Hawley says. "We mostly sang older hymns, which is probably what drew me to gospel and eventually soul music." Hawley's grandfather hooked him on an early Ray Charles record, leading him into the fertile soul music of the sixties and seventies. Now a talented full band multiplies that energy across the country. "I used to love listening rooms," Hawley admits, "but now I pretty much just wanna get a party started." Music Without Labels agrees, calling the stocked setup "a fantastic show, full of danceable riffs and sing-along choruses all held together by Hawley's tremendous charisma." The Chicagoist says, "The New York-based musician has a flair for soulful songwriting and a voice that will blow your hair back."
calebhawley.com
Bria Kelly (New Performer)
Southern Rock, Country, Rock
7:15 - 8:00 / 8:15 - 9:00
Location: Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall
For being only 17, Smithfield, Virginia native Bria Kelly is extremely accomplished for her age. She discovered her love for performing at the early age of 8 when performing in her elementary school chorus. At age 11, Bria decided to take her talent to the people of Hampton Roads, Virginia, where she started singing the National Anthem before local hockey and baseball games, graduating to a televised Philadelphia Eagles football game and a Baltimore Orioles baseball game, and then singing the National Anthem before performances of country stars such as Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts. In 2012, Bria competed in NBC's hit show "America's Got Talent." She was extremely well-received, making it into the Top 20 and then, two weeks later, finding herself in Newark, NJ standing on the biggest stage in America where she was named a "Season 7 Semi-finalist." Bria formed a band of hardworking musicians, "The Bria Kelly Band," which is extremely popular in Hampton Roads.
The Lastones (New Performer)
Classic Rock
7:15 - 8:00 / 8:15 - 9:00
Location: Williamsburg Presbyterian Church - Stevenson Fellowship Hall
The Lastones is an original four piece band from Virginia Beach, Virginia. The band's repertoire is influenced by various styles of music including progressive bluegrass, rock, and blues. Each band member brings a unique musical approach and personality to the sound. The father and son rhythm section of John (bass) and Jeremy Lasley (drums/lead vocals) is complemented by the guitar and vocal team of husband and wife Rob and Jennifer Squatrito. Thought-provoking lyrics and male-female vocal harmonies, accompanied by jazz chord patterns on top of solid grooves, gives The Lastones both energy and an inclusive sound.
www.lastonesband.com
Joshua Lozoff (New Performer)
Magic
7:00 - 7:45 / 8:00 - 8:45
Location: Sadler Center - Chesapeake Room
Joshua’s magic combines amazing illusions with mental feats that explore the possibilities of the human mind. He presents a fun, mind-boggling performance that leaves audiences laughing and full of amazement. His show combines a love for the art of magic and his fascination with psychology, intuition and other "inner workings of the mind." In one moment, he magically solves a Rubik’s Cube just by tossing it in the air, and in the next he predicts a volunteer’s thoughts and choices even before she knows them herself! Before turning his attention to live performances, Joshua was a professional actor, including a notable recurring role on the TV show Cheers, as Gino Tortelli, and Logan in the film Clueless. You can even see Joshua's martial arts prowess on display in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
www.JoshuaLozoff.com