Ryan Montbleau – Amber Rubarth opens

Ryan Montbleau – Amber Rubarth opens

Oct 23, 2013 |  0 comments
Date: Oct 23, 2013 Time: 8 pm Price: $15 advance, $20 day of show Type: alternative folk/rock

At 34, he’s a late-bloomer who’s right on time. Montbleau didn’t start singing and playing guitar in earnest until he was in college, at Villanova. Later, working at the House of Blues in Boston, he began playing solo sets there as a warmup act. His band — there’s now six of them — came together naturally, over time, planting strong roots in coffeeshops, folk venues and rock clubs before converting audiences on an outdoor festival circuit that now stretches across the country. Through word of mouth and repeat visits, the band has built a devoted following from the Northeast to Chicago, Seattle and Austin. “It’s like watching the grass grow,” says the easygoing Montbleau.

Now, after ten years of touring with the band, Ryan goes out for a solo tour – focusing on his songwriting. An engaging performer, accomplished player and singer, and intelligent songwriter…

visit the website:http://ryanmontbleauband.com/

amber rubarth“Here is a letter from my lonelier self / to the one that’s in love once again / I couldn’t find you so I thought that I would tell / you a few things with my favorite blue pen.” So begins Amber Rubarth’s fifth album, A Common Case of Disappearing.  Grand prize winner of NPR’s prestigious Mountain Stage New Song Contest, Rubarth writes songs with a courageous vulnerability so personal that it touches the universal. Produced by Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Kings of Leon), the album debuted at No. 13 on iTunes’ songwriter chart and features duets with Jason Reeves and Jason Mraz.

Rubarth has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe and Japan including appearances at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center Atrium, sharing stages with many eminent artists including Emmylou Harris, Loudon Wainwright III, Jason Mraz, Kenny Loggins, Colin Hay, Dave Eggar and Lisa Loeb. Her songs have attracted enthusiastic praise from NPR, The Huffington Post, BBC Radio and Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and a live recording at legendary Sun Studios now airing nationwide on PBS.

Rubarth also composes for films, most recently working with Paul Brill for the highly acclaimed Sundance Film Festival winner Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work.  She also collaborates with Alex Wong as one half of Brooklyn buzz band The Paper Raincoat, an iTunes Indie Spotlight chosen as Paste Magazine’s “Best of What’s Next.”

visit her website: http://www.amberrubarth.com

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