49 West - Coffeehouse, Winebar & Gallery / Annapolis, Maryland
Coffee House | Wine Bar | Gallery | Music Venue
Friday March 30th, 2018
8pm – 11pm / $10 per person
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An acoustic show featuring Annapolis’s own “chamber-acoustic” trio, “The Dead Pens”, and renowned guitarist and frontman, Kit Whitacre, of the popular local rock band, “The Chardonnay Boys”.
The Dead Pens are a (mostly) acoustic trio. All three are professional musicians, who met while working on other projects.
Guitarist Ryan Abbott was founding member of the surf-punk band The Phantom Limbs, who have several albums available on iTunes. He has performed live with a variety of well-known bands over the years, touring and working as a session guitar player; lending guitar and piano tracks at Omega Studios and Sheffield’s Audio and Recording Studio in Baltimore County, Maryland. Abbott has written and recorded five albums and has appeared as a guest on several more. He brought the other two members together to form the group.
Vocalist is Danah Koch. Singer-songwriter musician from Stevensville, MD. Not only does Danah have solid songwriting skills, her beautiful, petite exterior hides a BIG voice and emotional power that is sought-after, and has propelled Danah onto center stage of the local music scene. Danah is a classically-trained pianist, and self-taught guitarist.
Cellist is Sally McGee. She trained as a classical musician who has played in a local orchestra, several quartets, and toured worldwide with the Washington Women’s Chorus. She took a break from classical music some years ago, until Ryan talked her into doing some unusual studio work on the Phantom Limbs last album. He enjoyed the different sound and they began writing music together and working on unusual versions of current songs, eventually recording the first Chick Habit album together.
Kit Whitacre has been playing original rock n’ roll music for years, as former member of the Dirty Names and the AMFMS with whom he toured the US, Canada, and Europe, he now spends his time leading the Chardonnay Boys who just released their self-produced LP on Tiny Horns Records. Born and raised in Annapolis, Kit is currently getting his new group ready to get back out on the road, as well as producing and mixing many other talented local artists in the scene.