Come out to the Round Top Coffee House on March 8th for intelligent, worldly songs from Shanna Underwood, songs with powerful melodies and thoughtful lyrics. She will sing you stories and songs from eight countries, several loves, and the life of a true gypsy. The songs are her maps. For Shanna, each new place brings a new perspective and a little more depth to the singing.
Shanna wrote her first song in her teaching office in Kanchanburi, Thailand. She started singing for expats on the beaches of Thailand, and from then on made a commitment to combining her love of traveling the world with singing for people. She partners powerful Bonnie Raitt style vocals with a little twang thrown in. She’s inspired by the crafted songs and storytelling of Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch.
After Thailand, Shanna moved back to her home state of Maine, but she still has a wandering heart and a meandering mind. She now divides her time between Maine, the Nashville music scene, and Mexico. She can’t stop traveling, but she can’t stop singing either. Come out to hear her rich, intelligent folksy songs written with three minor chords, the truth, and an ever-growing and changing perspective.
The DRA Round Top Coffee House open mic is held on the second Friday of each month. The DRA invites musicians, singers, poets and other performers to sign up and demonstrate their talents during the open mic portion of the Coffee House. The stage is open to everyone. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The open mic runs from 6:45 to 8:15, with a 15-minute break before the feature act from 8:30 to 9:30. The open mic is a series of eight-minute, two-song slots, and is designed for individual or small group performances. Performers should be able to walk up on stage and set up quickly. To be assured of a slot, performers should show up to sign up promptly at 6:30.
Coffee and snacks are available. A plate or two of home-baked goods or a volunteer shift at the open mic earns free admission.
Rising Tide Community Market sponsors the DRA Round Top Coffee House by providing refreshments for each show. Rising Tide is proud to sponsor this opportunity for the Damariscotta community to hear some great music from local talent and from around the region.
The DRA Round Top Coffee House is held at DRA’s Round Top Farm, on US Route 1B (Main Street) in Damariscotta, with onsite parking. The venue is across the street from Hammond Lumber and next to Round Top Ice Cream.
Admission is $7 ($4 for Seniors, free for kids 12 and under). For more information call Heather Hardy or Jason Anthony at 677-2354 or the DRA at 563-1393.
Category: Community Events, Music