CAGB Coffeehouse Series

Fall 2014 Schedule

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All shows at 8:00 pm
in the West Lounge
of the Campus Activities
Building

Specialty Coffees, Desserts
and Performance
FREE of Charge!

For more information on
any of the shows listed,
contact the
Office of Campus Activities
at 464-5618 or by email at

campact@upstate.edu

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Paul Pfau
Tuesday, September 9

Paul Pfau (rhymes with "wow") is an award-winning singer-songwriter from the rural hills of western Maryland. His sound is often likened to a fusion between John Mayer and Michael Buble because of his crooning voice and tasteful guitar playing. In 2011 Paul was nominated Best New Artist by the Washington Area Music Association, opened for The Lumineers, and jammed with the Beach Boys. In 2012 he began recording his debut full-length album, Happy To Be, with double-platinum recording engineer Sean Russell (Bruno Mars), which was mixed and mastered by grammy-award-winning engineers Jeff Juliano (John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews Band) and Brad Blackwood (Maroon 5, Keith Urban, O.A.R). In 2013 Happy To Be won a WAMMIE for Debut Album of the Year.

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Open Mic Night
Friday, September 19

Come show off YOUR talent! Contact the CAGB officers to participate!

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Joy Ike
Tuesday, October 7

Born to Nigerian immigrants, JOY IKE has been compared to the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, and Regina Spektor. Her honest, bittersweet songwriting has earned her the chance to open for a number of national touring acts including Deas Vail, Jeffrey Gaines, Butterfly Boucher, Serena Ryder, Dwele, Chrisette Michele, Tyrone Wells, Najee, and Christopher Williams. Her music has turned up on Relevant Magazine's The Drop, and various NPR affiliates in the northeast. A write-up on NPR's All Things Considered says "The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop...a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small." She is currently touring in support of her newly released album, All or Nothing.

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Tall Heights
Tuesday, October 28

In the summer of 2010, Tim Harrington and Paul Wright were playing for spare change in Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace. In a few short years since, Tall Heights has headlined packed listening rooms across the country, toured down to Austin, TX to showcase at South By Southwest Music Festival, and performed alongside national acts like Laura Marling, Ryan Montbleau, and Andrew Belle. Tall Heights is making a name of themselves in the music industry with three albums to their name, Rafters EP (September 2011), The Running of the Bulls EP (October, 2012) and their first full-length album, Man of Stone (May 2013).

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JD Eicher
Tuesday, November 11

Amidst today’s throng of singer-songwriters, something makes J.D. EICHER(pronounced IKE-er) of Youngstown, Ohio, stand out.  His polished musicianship, his lighthearted and engaging stage presence, that striking honesty in his voice – all these things play a role.  “It’s so important to me that I believe in the words I’m singing and that I connect with the audience,” says Eicher.  Over the past five years, he’s been on the road making those connections.  In 2009, Eicher released and began touring in support of his critically acclaimed, full-length album,The Shape of Things.  Colleges, universities, festivals, fairs, and countless other venues stand among the hundreds of shows Eicher already has under his belt, and he’s opened for Grammy-winning artists Coldplay, Rod Stewart, and Bryan Adams along the way.  Though only in his early twenties, this seasoned performer has a knack for drawing in the listener. 

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Open Mic Night
Friday, December 9

Come show off YOUR talent! Contact the CAGB officers to participate!