Book Signing with Chip McCabe
The Sunday Buzz matinee series presented by Cygnus RADIO featuring a book signing of
"A 100 things to do in Hartford before you die"
written by Chip McCabe w/ performance Canyon.
100 things to do in Hartford before you die-
Book Hartford is known to outsiders as the capitol of both Connecticut and the insurance industry. But those in the know can tell you that this city stays true to its tagline: Hartford Has It. This one-time home to both Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe is brimming with historical, artistic, and cultural assets that most cities this size can only dream about. Each of Hartford's unique neighborhoods boasts a wide array of hidden treasures, vivid entertainment, and culinary delights. From world renowned museums and music venues to a bevy of food, festivals and fashion, 100 Things To Do In Hartford Before You Die will show readers that there is truly something for everyone in the city of Hartford.
Currently hailing from Connecticut, Canyon. is a 28 year old vocal powerhouse. She is known by those that have seen her perform to be a captivating singer/songwriter with haunting and heart-wrenchingly honest songs. Performing with just an acoustic guitar, her catchy vocal melodies will immediately grab your attention while the intimate lyrics and stories she tells will keep your ears guessing. Known for performing with an intensely raw passion and conviction, her sound will cut you deep and hit a nerve.
Raised by a single mother in Northern California, Canyon.'s earliest musical influences can be traced back to the cassettes her mother would play on repeat during long road trips. "I get my independent and adventurous spirit from my mom. Whenever we would hit the road together she used to make a bed for me in the back of the car. I remember just laying for hours watching the sky change out the back window daydreaming to Cat Stevens and Tracy Chapman the most... but there was Neil Young, Sarah McLaughlin and the Indigo Girls as well..."
On September 25th, 2002, Canyon celebrated her 18th birthday by borrowing her mother's acoustic guitar, boarding a plane and officially moving to New York City. It marked the beginning of her journey into music. Several years and several guitars later, her voice has developed into one of strength, wisdom and maturity with songs inspired by the life experiences of a young adult in a big city.
Canyon.'s emergence onto the music scene began with The Break Contest 2010 when she, along with friend and former partner Andrew Maturana, were the only acoustic act to be selected to perform at The Bamboozle Festival 2010, which boasted an estimated attendance of 20,000. Since January 2011, Canyon. has been performing in festivals and venues throughout the Northeast living by her model, "I will play anywhere and everywhere that will let me..."
With her folk roots as undeniable and organic as her namesake which comes from lyrics in the song "Thrasher" by Neil Young. Canyon. is poised to make her mark on the Folk genre by re-defining what modern Folk means and finally letting her voice be heard.
Monthly Mondays at Cafe Nine w/ Frank Critelli -
Local legendary songwriter hosts a Monthly series with some of his favorite artists in unique and sometimes unorthodox formats.
Frank Critelli writes songs. He dabbles in haiku and other short poetry. He also writes other things. Like postcards. His songs are available on compact disc, download, or stream at places like iTunes, CD Baby, Spotify, and Pandora
Frank Critelli often performs live. Sometimes he performs solo, sometimes he is accompanied by one or more musical co-conspirators. Over the years he’s played in streets and subways, barrooms and classrooms, coffeehouses and colleges, theaters, festivals, and (most recently) in his kitchen.