This house concert will be happening in a private home in Pacifica. It's an excellent listening space for an acoustic concert, but seating is limited. So don't miss your chance to hear these talented artists in this intimate setting.
Reserve your seat with an advance donation at inside-lands.ticketleap.com/June22
If you prefer to make a cash donation in the tip jar at the show, RSVP by email to drew at insidelands.org, and I'll reply with the address and details.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Amy Obenski's songs are timeless. With lyrics about the experience of being human, her music has a way of connecting with pretty much anyone on a deeply personal level. She’s compared frequently to classics like Joni Mitchell and Carol King. And to describe her voice, it’s common to hear words like “Clear”, “Pure”, “Haunting” and “Mesmerizing”.
Amy’s a California native. After growing up in San Diego, she moved to Santa Cruz for college (go slugs!) and after a fifteen year love affair with the town, moved on to San Francisco where she’s lived since 2012. She’s toured the U.S. and Europe, plus recorded and toured with her own French band (The Carbone Band), along with an Artist in Residence in Saint Herblain, France. You also may have heard her song, Carousel, on the hit TV Show, Grey’s Anatomy.
You can hear Amy perform in a variety of formats. She’s performing frequently in San Francisco with her new energetic groove-rock band, Amy & The Elements. At other times she uses a looper where she can instantly record, playback and perform atop her own performance with harmonies and instruments. And very often she’ll pair things down and simply perform a solo acoustic show highlighting the purity of her songs.
Amy’s musical history stretches back to age five, when she began singing in her school choir. She took up piano at age six and has been studying music ever since. She finally picked up the guitar when she began songwriting at twenty-two.
During her long residence in Santa Cruz, she supported local organizations through two benefit concerts called Take Back Your Forest. Collectively they raised six thousand dollars for the Sempervirens Fund, an organization that purchases and protects redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains. She continues to support these types of organizations as much as possible. In 2012, her Carbon Conscious global tour raised awareness about the burning of rainforest in South America and the affects on climate change.
“I don’t know what’s best about ‘Sketch’ - Michael McNevin’s music or his Etch-A-Sketch drawings that accompany each song. McNevin is a singer songwriter of the highest order...”
~ Acoustic Guitar Magazine
Michael McNevin grew up in the train town of Niles, California, in the east bay hills of the San Francisco Bay Area. Vivid songs read like short stories, full of heart, humor, and a keen eye for detail. He started his career in the the bars of the SF East Bay, mixing in a six-month stint in NYC, cutting his teeth in the subways and streets of Greenwich Village. Seasoned vocals and accomplished guitar work underscore the stories, characters, and places he travels.
He’s been a main stager at some of the bigger music festivals around, including Strawberry, High Sierra, Kerrville, Philly Folk, Redwood Ramble, American River, and SummerFolk in Canada. He tours as a solo act in the US and parts of Europe, and occasionally fronts puts a band together “McNevin & The Spokes”. He's been on concert bills with Johnny Cash and The Carter Family, Richie Havens, Christine Lavin, Robert Earl Keen, Iris Dement, Utah Phillips, Shawn Colvin, Greg Brown, Donovan, and many others.
He is winner of the Kerrville New-folk award in Texas, a 7-time winner of the West Coast Songwriters “Song Of The Year" award (’91, ’92, ’97, ’98, ’05, ’09, '17), was chosen by Performing Songwriter Magazine as a Top 12 “DIY Artist Of The Year”, and was nominated "Artist Of The Year" by the National Academy of Songwriters. He's also an Etch A Sketch artist of some renown (not kidding) - he illustrates his lyrics, dumfounding audiences with the little red toy. His drawings hang proudly in galleries and venues, and in his own Mudpuddle Shop concert space in Niles, waiting for an earthquake. More info at michaelmcnevin.com