Calendar of Events

February 2023
February 19, 2023
Shellye Valauskas Experience / Brian Larney Band
Show Starts:
4:00 pm
Show End:
8:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 30minutes prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
$
6
Ages
21
and up allowed
About the Show and the Artist:

The Sunday Buzz Matinee

SVE 20th Anniversary of "The Stupid Truth" release. 

Shellye Valauskas Experience

Shellye Valauskas’ debut album, “The Stupid Truth,” came out 20 years ago. The band has gone through numerous personnel changes over the years before finally landing on the current line-up of Shellye Valauskas, Dean Falcone, Brian Stevens, Rich Dart, and Bruce Crowder. Although the sound and band members have changed over the years, the one constant is that the songs from “The Stupid Truth” never make it into the set! SVE is going to change that when they play the album from start to finish at the 20th anniversary party of the release of “The Stupid Truth” on Sunday February 19.

Brian Larney Band

Haunted by hooks and good old-fashioned songcraft, Brian Larney is an eclectic, non-stop music making machine. The multi-instrumentalist and Connecticut native splits his time performing as a solo acoustic act and as the front-man of the Brian Larney Band. He's an alternative folk-rock singer-songwriter with an honest and thoughtful style that has been described as “quirky, earnest, and vulnerable.” It’s as rooted in the pop music writers of the mid-1960’s as the contemporary artists that he is often compared to.

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Larney grew up in the Northeast obsessed with well-crafted songs and the art of harmonizing. “ We didn't have a piano, so I would get to school at 6:00 AM and sneak into the choir room just to pick out songs and work on harmonies,” he says. As a songwriter, his early efforts were he says, “overly complicated 7-minute opuses.” Through his varied tastes as a listener—which span pop to bluegrass—and work as a gigging musician touring within a diverse array of bands, he gradually essentialized his unique songwriting style.