Jared Mahone w/ Special Guest Gretchen Pluess
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Jared Mahone returns to Natalie’s with special guest Gretchen Pluess for a stop on his North American RV Tour. As a forerunner of the Midwest “garage soul” movement, Jared Mahone fills out singer/songwriter tunes with dynamic and transparent live looping. Mahone has patiently turned hometown open mic night glory into a humble career as a nationally touring independent musician. His raw, acoustic songs and storytelling are inspired by Jared’s upbringing in a touring family band who fed his musical appetite with the writing of Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon and Sting.
Despite regional recognition as Verizon’s first Indie Icon, national recognition appearing as musical guest on Katie Couric’s ABC daytime talk show, or being named Best Male Artist in the 11th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards, Jared dismisses fame chasing. Instead, he has favored a troubadour-style trudge across the country for the past 16 years as a professional performer meeting new supporters one handshake at a time.
Gretchen Pleuss is a midwestern songwriter whose “vocal delivery and skillful finger picking call to mind the folk singers who graced the stage of the Gaslight Café during the 60’s Greenwich Village folk renaissance”. To date, Gretchen has played at an array of prominent venues throughout the United States, Canada, the UK, and Ireland and opened for acts such as Lisa Loeb, Loudon Wainwright III, Chely Wright, Damien Jurado, Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket), and Bill Payne (Little Feat, the Doobie Brothers).
Date: Friday, May 6
Time: 9:00 pm
Seating Starts: 8:30 pm