A Breast Cancer Emergency Fund Benefit with Brendan James + Mia Dyson

EBH Presents

A Breast Cancer Emergency Fund Benefit with Brendan James + Mia Dyson

Gregory Douglass

Sun · May 20, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$25.00 - $75.00

This event is all ages

100% of proceeds from this event will directly benefit the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund

Brendan James
Brendan James
Brendan James’ latest EP, The Howl, finds the singer-songwriter steering into new territory, discovering the courage to release a brave new sound, while staying respectful to his meaningful history and the depth of his lyric and message.
From the opening declaration of “Bring My Love Home” to its conclusion, it is clear James has out done even his own expectations.

For those who have followed Brendan James from his 2008 major label debut, to his current ranking among today's top troubadours; the journey has been a pretty remarkable one.

Born in New Hampshire, schooled in Chapel Hill, signed by Capitol Records by the age of 25, and road tested with over 1,000 shows to date, James has certainly lived the troubadour life. His songs have landed spots on over 15 major television shows and feature films, as well as achieving the #1 Singer Songwriter spot on iTunes, multiple times. He has formed relationships with music legends Carly Simon and Cat Stevens, enjoyed on stage experiences with the likes of John Legend, John Mayer, and Paula Cole, and recently been asked to give a TED Talk on gun violence, love songs, and simpler societies.

His new EP, The Howl, is bigger, badder and dancier than anything he's attempted to date. In his words, ‘The Howl' is "...a reflection of my years on the road, my dreams broken and reformed, and my growing addiction to the upbeat and the feel good." He chose the name after reading a review of his last album, in which he was described as an artist holding back a howl.

So howl he will do. Bigger songs, bigger shows, and bigger goals.
Mia Dyson
Mia Dyson
Mia Dyson is an award-winning guitarist and singer/songwriter who has toured with the likes of Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt and many more. A multiple ARIA & APRA award-winning artist, Dyson was recently named one of Australia’s top 25 guitarists of all time. Her albums have been widely praised.

In January of 2017, Mia headed to legendary music mecca Muscle Shoals, Alabama to record a new album with Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes, St Paul & The Broken Bones) behind the controls. Joined in the studio by longtime drummer Erin "Syd" Sidney, original 'Swamper,' David Hood, on bass and John Paul White (The Civil Wars) on background vocals. As the first of Dyson’s albums to be released through a label (White and Tanner’s Single Lock Records), “If I Said Only So Far I Take It Back” is the latest addition to a catalog including 2014’s “Idyllwild” (praised by such outlets as Rolling Stone Australia) and 2012’s “The Moment” (an ARIA Music Awards nominee for Best Blues & Roots Album).

Throughout “If I Said Only So Far I Take It Back,” Dyson adds a stylistic unpredictability to her soulful, introspective strain of rock music. The result is an album offering her most frenetic guitar work and delicate vocal performance yet—a dynamic that echoes her examination of conflict and acceptance.

“In the past few years I’ve gotten into meditation and studying philosophy, and through that I’ve found that whenever I’m against something, I suffer,” Dyson says in discussing the album’s themes. “My mission now is to be open to the world as it is, especially at a time where there’s so much division. Which isn’t to say I don’t want change—but in the moment I’ve got to be open to what’s really going on, instead of always fighting against it.”
Gregory Douglass
Gregory Douglass
Gregory’s evocative, alternative sound blends "Rufus Wainwright's opulent musicality and Justin Timberlake ́s accessible soulfulness," (OUT Magazine). His recent spotlight on NPR's Morning Edition has coined him "one of New England's best- kept secrets." Douglass has shared the stage with artists like Regina Spektor, They Might Be Giants, Shawn Colvin, The Weepies, Jason Mraz, and Margaret Cho. According to Pandora's founder, Tim Westergren, Gregory is one of the top independent artists on Pandora radio today. Gregory has sold 200,000+ songs digitally on his own and his videos have amounted to over one million views on his YouTube channels. His music videos have also charted numerous times on MTV Network's LOGO TV.

His latest album “My Hero, The Enemy” speaks directly to this crucial paradigm which Gregory describes as “The blessing and the curse of creativity in the age of information.” Gregory explains, “It’s also an ode to being a creative person in the digital age, and what a dichotomy it can be. At the same time, every song on ‘My Hero, The Enemy’ explores the polarity of such emotional struggles, and attempts to expose the underlying truth behind many of life's misconceptions.”

Gregory’s own patrons are currently funding his “Live From The Chapel” project – a live album and full length concert video to be released soon. Every song from “My Hero, The Enemy” was performed live at The Chapel in San Francisco, CA in January 2016 specifically for this project.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com