Episode 57: St. Luke's Troop
What A Beautiful Broadcast!
Jules Mayhem, Alan Monasch, Gentry Bronson, and Jeff Dodge cram their way into the studio to bring us good news for musicians and attentive audience members alike. They announce the re-opening of the music program at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, including a monthly open mic!
As musicians, we need more venues to share our art, and to express oneself in a 100+ year old church... I mean come on, the acoustics? The beauty? The quiet audience? The GRAND PIANO? We should start a chant or something.
A Bit About The Performance
The inaugural show will be Saturday, January 24th at 6:30pm, and the first artist will be pianist, singer, composer & songwriter Gentry Bronson who is making his first appearance in San Francisco after performing around the world over the last year.
Bronson will perform solo on St. Luke’s beautiful grand piano with special guest opening artists Alan Monasch and Jules Mayhem. A welcome reception begins at 6:30pm in Dade Hall, and the concert begins at 7:00pm in the church.
Tickets: $12 advance/$15 door Purchase Tickets Here: http://www.stlukessf.org/#/music-at-st-lukes/live-music-nights
A Bit About The Performers
Since leaving San Francisco in December 2013, Gentry Bronson has traveled and performed in the festivals and clubs of Europe, under palapa roofs on Mexico’s Mayan Riviera, in the Red Rock Canyons of Utah and in the snow covered theaters of Minnesota. “HUMAN”, his 11th album, was officially released in September 2013, but the Bay Area only got to see Bronson perform one concert before he left. He now plans to entertain the audience at St. Luke’s with songs from his latest album, which he says, “is about human connection and disconnection in the 21st century.”
Alan Monasch plays piano and guitar and presents lyric-driven songs across genres that explore our human inner space while they entertain. His style comes from original blues, ballads and American-songbook-style songs near the edge of jazz. Born and raised in Brooklyn, and a long-time resident of San Francisco, Monasch has been writing songs since the 70s, building a career as a performer over the last five years. In that time, he has performed at the Bazaar Cafe (where he has had 2 month-long residencies), the Acoustic Bistro at Osteria, 50 Mason Social House, Momi Toby's, Simple Pleasures and The Lost Church, all in San Francisco, and with his band, The Night Crew, at the Hopmonk Tavern Novato and at The Lost Church.
Jules Mayhem is a Bay Area native and long-time San Francisco resident. After attending local shows in San Francisco, she embraced her passion and jumped into the music scene. With her classical viola training serving as her musical foundation, she quickly picked up the guitar and translated her poetry into song. Her dream was to connect people with music, and she did just that with her non-profit charity, Sing Out of Darkness, an organization that uses music to raise awareness about the issue of suicide & depression. Mayhem describes her style as “emotional folk”, and has been compared to Patti Griffin, Edie Brickell, & Alanis Morissette.
Come On Down Saturday Night, January 24th!
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1506679129619909/
More about St. Luke's Live Music Nights: http://www.stlukessf.org/#/welcome/live-music-nights