Pressing Strings – Tickets – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD – September 29th, 2017

Pressing Strings

Pressing Strings

Sean McConnell, Bess Greenberg

Fri, September 29, 2017

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

Rams Head On Stage

Annapolis, MD

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

Pressing Strings
Pressing Strings
Pressing Strings is an soul stirring trio based out of the Maryland’s capitol city of Annapolis. Their sound is a blend of American Roots, Blues, Folk, Rock and Reggae. The music stems from lead singer Jordan Sokel’s bluesy and soulful songwriting and anchored firmly by drummer Brandon Bartlett and bassist Nicholas Welker. As a trio the band has performed and recorded relentlessly, consistently releasing new material. 2016 will see two new EP’s from the band. Five From Three (March 2016), a 5 track EP done mostly live with minimal overdubbing, and Most Of Us (summer 2016) which the band teamed up with producer Scott Jacoby (John Legend, Jose James, Vampire Weekend…) and engineer/producer Neil Dorfsman (Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits, Bob Dylan…).
Sean McConnell
Sean McConnell
Growing up in the coffee houses of the Boston folk scene, Sean watched his parents playing songs written by Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, David Wilcox, Shawn Colvin, Harry Chapin, CSNY, James Taylor and others of the like. Unknown to himself or his parents, Sean was soaking it all in and locking it away somewhere inside.

Now, an artist in his own right, Sean travels the states performing his own style of music that he describes as "Lyric Driven Roots Rock with Soul." A live Sean McConnell show is truly a dynamic experience. One moment reckless rock, and the next an intimate acoustic pin drop moment. While most of his performances these days are backed by his four piece band, you can sometimes find him by himself on a stool with a guitar getting back to the basics. "In whatever case", McConnell says, "It's all about the song. That never changes. It always starts with an acoustic guitar and a notepad. The lyrics are the point. The story is central."

These days, Sean finds a lot of his time spent touring Texas where he has truly been adopted into the "Red Dirt" scene. He is a former winner of the "Emerging Artist" award from Lone Star Music Awards.

The Songwriter:

As well as being an artist, Sean also boasts a successful songwriting career. After signing a publishing deal right out of college with Warner/Chappell Publishing, his songs have been recorded by such artists as the Plain White T's, Tim McGraw, Meat Loaf, Jason Castro, Phil Stacey, Brad Paisley, the Randy Rogers Band, Martina McBride, Marc Broussard, Deana Carter, The Eli Young Band, Wade Bowen, David Nail, Julianne Hough, Jimmy Wayne, Chris Knight, The Tenors, and many others. Sean also co-wrote Rascal Flatt's recent hit single "Come Wake Me Up." His songs have also been heard coming through your television whether it be in an Overstock.com commercial or being used on shows like "So You Think You Can Dance" and ABC's "Nashville."
Bess Greenberg
Bess Greenberg is a singer-songwriter and visual artist based in Binghamton, NY. Recognized for rich, textured vocals and open hearted lyrics, Greenberg performs on upright bass and a hollow body electric guitar. Her songs build in passionate swells, and her conviction is a reminder that our greatest strength can be found in vulnerability. Previously of The Falconers and Milkweed, Greenberg debuted as a solo performer in the summer of 2016.
Venue Information:
Rams Head On Stage
33 West St.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
http://www.ramsheadonstage.com/

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