Heart on My Sleeve Variety Show Vol. IV,  Hosted by Melanie Ida Chopko

Melanie Ida Chopko Presents

Heart on My Sleeve Variety Show Vol. IV, Hosted by Melanie Ida Chopko

Melanie Ida Chopko, Mandy Paige Bayless, Kele Nitoto, Krishna Feeney

Mon · May 7, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

Heart on My Sleeve Variety Show Vol. IV, Hosted by Melanie Ida Chopko
Heart on My Sleeve Variety Show Vol. IV,  Hosted by Melanie Ida Chopko
Join us for the exquisite, the vulnerable, the goofy. Both original and oh-my-god-I-love-that-one music, wrapped in storytelling.

Hosted and with a tuck-ya-in set by Melanie Ida Chopko.
Melanie Ida Chopko
Melanie Ida Chopko
Melanie Ida Chopko writes and performs, "with wit, acuity and grace.” Her songs on guitar and piano featureastute lyrics and melody, and folding together modern folk and blues with a big crush on jazz. In the tradition of the citizen artist, she is as interested in the complexity of the world around her as the one within herself, exploring both with artistry, intimacy and humor. She blurs the line onstage between musician, storyteller and audience, making listeners laugh out loud and then cracking their hearts open.
Mandy Paige Bayless
Mandy Paige Bayless
Kele Nitoto
Kele Nitoto
Kele Nitoto is a second-generation African American percussionist.
Having studied with Masters of many styles, Kele has become
proficient in West African, Congolese, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Peruvian,
and Afro-Haitian traditional drumming. Since 1993 Kele has
performed throughout California. A co-founder the Black Dot Artist Collective,
Kele has also become one of the Bay Area’s most sought after percussionists
for R+B, Hip-Hop and Jazz and is currently a member of the Thrive Choir.
Kele has taught hundreds of workshops and classes over the years with adults and childrent, at summer camps, spiritual and workplace retreats,
and for countless ceremonies and celebrations. Through it all
he continues to explore all aspects of percussive music, and
what it can mean to those who hear it.
Krishna Feeney
Krishna Feeney
Krishna Feeney is a East Bay singer-songwriter whose powerful vocals cut through the noise and convey a wide range of emotions. Krishna combines original songs with a selection of soulful renditions of Americana and roots music. Her original material draws deeply on her personal experiences and the rich American folk tradition.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/