Buy tickets: burdockto.com/shows/?show=727
$8 in advance, $10 at the door
Doors at 8:30pm, Show at 9pm
// Freeman Dre & the Kitchen Party
With lyrical dexterity that spurs fitting (albeit tired) comparison to the holy triumvirate: Dylan, Waits, and Cohen, Freeman Dre is modern street-wise troubadour. Leading his backing band, The Kitchen Party, through countless gigs, numerous lineup changes, and so many late nights, Freeman Dre transformed that group of musical misfits into a tight musical unit with a fearsome reputation. The band has true grit. Like that wise guest that comes to your house party, secures a prime space close to the fridge, and seems to be just hitting stride while your others are flaking, Freeman Dre and the Kitchen Party have staying power. Because, there ain’t no party like a Kitchen Party.
// Jenie Thai
Jenie Thai has a voice span of three octaves, and has a lifetime of piano playing to support it. She’s received international accolades such as becoming a finalist in The International Songwriting Competition (2012), reaching semi-finals in The International Blues Challenge (2014), and was a Maple Blues Award Nominee for ‘Best New Artist of the Year’ (2016). Her shows range from sultry ballads, that showcase her vocal range, to gut wrenchin’ blues rockers that throw spotlight on her blazing piano solos. Jenie Thaicombines her love of the traditional piano blues, sixties r&b, and great American songwriters to produce a unique charm as a roots and blues musician.