ITZALL Goode Music & SHC Music Tribe Presents
Tony Denikos and Special Guest Georgie Jessup
Advanced Tickets $17 – https://DenikosJessup.eventbrite.com
Door $20 – If you do not buy tickets in advance, reservations for door tickets are highly recommended.
You can make them by calling 49 West at 410-626-9796.
If you buy advance tickets, please do not call to make reservations. Your ticket automatically reserves your spot.
ABOUT TONY DENIKOS
“Tony Denikos has garnered so much praise and reviews that I wasn’t left with hardly any adjectives for my review. …There’s a warmth and natural soulfulness to this sound that is as approachable as it is admirable…. Next time I sit beside Prine at Arnold’s Meat & Three, I am going to hip him to the fact that I know who is going to fill his shoes when he retires.”–Gary Allen (JJ Cale/The Charlie Daniels Band/Stonewall Jackson)
Some of Tony’s earliest memories are of riding along the country roads of central Maryland, singing songs like — “Jack O’ Diamonds” by Tex Ritter, “Born to Lose” by Ray Charles, “Caldonia” by Louis Jordan, and “Pendulum Swings” by Roger Miller — along with his Dad and sisters while my mom smiled at the landscape gliding by… A seed had been planted.
After years of playing pubs and bars in various configurations, Tony decided it was time to record a collection of songs he’d written and released Naked & Smiling (1999). The Washington Post reviewed it calling Tony a, “Tunesmith in the best sense of the word”, and folks started coming out to listen to his originals. A tradition of recording songs about real life, mixed with humor, heartache and it was born.
In 2005, Tony headed to Nashville to begin his next project, Already Gone. He started laying down tracks with Timm Biery (Danny Gatton, Nils Lofgren). Timm brought in Dave Jacques (John Prine, Emmy Lou Harris), Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam), and Warner Hodges (Jason and the Scorchers) on the project to record with Gantt Kushner, Scott and Jen Smith (Naked Blue) and myself – what an amazing experience. Already Gone hit the streets with a bang in late 2009 and received critical acclaim from DJs and writers around the globe. It went to #2 on the Euro Americana Chart and #7 on the Freeform American Roots (FAR) Chart right out of the gate.
In 2012, Under the Church was released and again Tony found himself on the EA and FAR Charts and the tongues and pens of critics around the globe. Under the Church went to places both darker and more light-hearted than previous releases and may well be Tony’s best CD to date.
From South Carolina to Texas to upstate New York, you can find Tony performing in any number of configurations. Be it an intimate and conversational acoustic solo show to a full-on, five-piece band, Tony’s is truly a must-hear -a must-see show for anyone who values first-rate songwriting and performances.
Georgie Jessup’s songwriting is influenced by everything from old-school country to Memphis R&B, placing her music firmly in the “cosmic” Americana Music genre. Her lyrics reflect her outspoken advocacy for animal rights, Native American issues, transgender rights, and environmental sanity.
The subject of an award-winning documentary film, Woman In A Man’s Suit, Georgie also has six, well-received CDs available.
“A flock of flamingos delivered [Georgie’s] latest CD – which lit up my abode like Yellowstone National Park with all the bears on fire (cast a whole new light on Smokey, didn’t it?).” says Legendary award-winning American novelist – Tom Robbins.
“Georgie sings from the heart, like a rare flower in a wilderness,” says blues diva Candye Kane. “She speaks to us about the deepest issues. Issues that all of us should care about, but so many of us pretend don’t affect us.”