Annie Bacon, The Singer & The Songwriter, Sarah Asher
The Listing Loon, 4124 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH
Free, 8pm show
The Singer & The Songwriter (Rachel Garcia & Thu Tran) and Annie Bacon, having met three years ago at an open mic in the San Francisco scene, found fast friendship in a shared love of stories. This month the two groups are hitting the road together for The Long Road Tour, bringing stories, songs and charming stage presence to the Midwest.
Michigan-based Annie Bacon creates a lush and earnest Americana/folk-rock sound reeling between the pure tones of Stevie Nicks and the emotive storytelling arcs of Tracy Chapman. Music that means something and makes you feel. “Some singers have a way of connecting with their audience and Annie Bacon’s storytelling is exceptional,” says Folk Radio UK. Her most recent release, Nothing Stays the Same, is currently spinning on folk radio across the northeast, midwest and Canada.
The Singer and The Songwriter is the musical duo of vocalist/songwriter Rachel Garcia and guitarist/songwriter Thu Tran. “The duo creates soft melodic songs, that could just as easily exist as poems. Beautiful, and full of sound and emotion” (Playlist Play) while their multi-cultural backgrounds bring depth and diversity to the rich traditions of folk, jazz and blues music; genres they navigate between with ease and fluidity.