Heather Mae October 11, 7:30 pm
with William Hinson and Marielle Kraft in The Crown!
LGBTQ activist Heather Mae’s new album ‘Glimmer’ is set to release September 20th 2019 with anticipation from her fans across the country. Heather recently completed her Kickstarter campaign, reaching over $27k in funding raised from over 450 fans. In 2017, Heather won Gold in the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Competition and first place in the Telluride Bluegrass Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriting Competition. In 2019, Heather was a finalist in the Bernard Ebb Songwriting Competition. In addition, she is slated to teach at Planet Bluegrass’ Song School and perform at National Women’s Fest and Mile of Music and her first single “Feelin’ Crazy” just premiered in Billboard.
This June, Heather embarks on the first annual Singing OUT Pride tour with fellow activist Crys Matthews. They will be playing many notable venues including the Kate Wolf Festival, McCabes, Triple Door, Freight and Salvage, Alberta Rose Theatre, Jammin Java, Joe’s Pub, SPACE and many more.
Heather Mae will be performing with her all LGBTQ backing band: vocalist, bassist and trans-performer activist, Joe Stevens (formerly Coyote Grace, toured w/ Melissa Ferrick and Indigo Girls) and female empowerment drummer, JJ Jones (formerly Girlyman, toured w/ Indigo Girls). With them, her live show is the album come to life.
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William Hinson is an indie folk-pop singer-songwriter who originally hails from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Citing The Beatles, John Mayer, Hall and Oates, and The 1975 as his biggest influences, William fuses catchy, relatable lyrics with feel-good compositions to create a sound that has landed him performance slots on radio, festivals, college campuses, and beloved regional venues such as The Ramkat, PULP in the Orange Peel, The Mothlight, The Grey Eagle, and Cat’s Cradle.
William’s music has garnered over 1 million streams on Spotify alone, and averages anywhere from 25,000 to 45,000 monthly listeners on the platform at any given time. Vol. 1, Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 releases of his three-part EP series Elevator Music are available on Spotify, Apple Music, and all other streaming services.
In 2019, William will be releasing new music from a forthcoming project entitled Everything Will Be Okay. The first three singles Ireland, Help!, and Proximity are available now.
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Sought for her honest lyrics and remembered for her catchy melodies, Marielle Kraft is a singer/songwriter currently based outside of Philadelphia in Delaware. Self-taught, the Rhode Island native began playing guitar at 16 and soon writing songs that take shape as honest stories through comfortable arrangements, following suit to artists like Shawn Mendes, Maggie Rogers, and Taylor Swift. Oftentimes these stories are ones that we all find a piece of ourselves in, yet are crafted in a way simply unique to Marielle’s artistry.
Her 2017 release, the indie pop single “How Far You Feel,” has already collected over 350,000 streams on Spotify. It seeks to understand the dichotomy of physical vs. emotional distance in relationships. Marielle Kraft regularly plays at venues across the Mid-Atlantic, sharing stages with names as big as Kris Allen, Ava Max, and Betty Who and playing major school events at colleges like University of Delaware and Oklahoma State. Her live shows are a seamless narrative that captivate the audience through the natural ebbs and flows of life’s journey through love: for friends, family, partners, and yourself. The raw authenticity with which Marielle invites listeners into her story cultivates a relationship with them beyond the song. The unique personal connections she creates with her fans have been integral in propelling her career in music.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the doors.
NC sales tax is included in the ticket price.
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