Wed, Apr 05|
Var Gallery Presents: Madeleine Kelson & Eliza Hanson w. Alaina Stacey
Time & Location
Apr 05, 2023, 8:00 PM
Var Gallery, 643 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204, USA
About the Event
Doors - 6:30pm Show - 7:30pm
Tickets on sale now!
$12 presale (plus service charge) $15 at the door
Madeleine Kelson has been writing and performing music since childhood, developing a unique, country-leaning style of Americana laced with elements of rock and blues. She spent her early career performing with her twin sister in Chicago band, The Kelson Twins, at iconic venues across Chicago, including the House of Blues, and the Athenaeum Theater, and landed a 2016 Top Daytrotter Session with Paste Magazine. After graduating high school, Kelson began her solo career in Nashville. Shortly after moving, she won the 2017 International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) Songwriter Showcase. After the April 2022 release of her debut album on Olivia Records, Kelson was named by NPR as one of 10 rising artists in Nashville, and was chosen as a finalist in Kerrville Folk Festival’s NewFolk competition.
Eliza Hanson knows how to smooth out life’s ups and downs by covering them with melody and charm. Her vulnerability in processing her life through song has attracted those listeners who crave authenticity. A celebration of everything we love, about the singer songwriter genre, with a voice and style reminiscent of Chris Pureka and Janis Ian but pleasantly set to a landscape of modern trials and tribulations. Eliza combines the honesty of a traditional singer/songwriter, mixed with an indie folk country flare to project a style all her own.
Alaina Stacey grew up with three brothers in a musical family in Chicago. She wrote her first “song” about her best friend at the age of three, and from that moment on, the toddler was hooked. One year after founding the Nashville based Americana group, Maybe April, Alaina appeared onstage with her group in Los Angeles, alongside Bonnie Raitt and Kris Kristofferson as part of a GRAMMY week performance called A Song Is Born. Their Audiotree video went viral, and they remain one of Audiotree’s top twenty most popular videos. With Maybe April, she opened for Brandy Clark and Sarah Jarosz, and performed at Pilgrimage Music Festival, Merlefest, SXSW, and CMA Fest. The group released an EP and record, The Other Side, which was produced by Alaina’s brother Julian. The band won “Americana Group of the Year'' two years in a row at the Arkansas Country Music Awards. In her first release, DAWN, this whimsical young woman offers a peek into the old soul within her, where heartbreak, worldliness and a romantic spirit reside.
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$12 plus servicePrice$14.00