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SCA’s Songwriter Showcase to feature locals beginning April 13

Lydia Herren and Nick Kody

Lydia Herren and Nick Kody

Tamala and Ralph Fonda

Tamala and Ralph Fonda

Joe and Robin Bacon

Joe and Robin Bacon

Chris and Mark Panfil

Chris and Mark Panfil

Nick Kody hosts Springville Center for the Arts’ Songwriter Showcase highlighting original music from the Western New York area on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Songwriter Showcase features musicians performing “in the round,” each will share the inspiration behind the writing process and then perform their song.

This year’s show will feature songwriting duos. Lydia Herren rounds out Kody’s duo joined by Porcelain Train (Ralph & Tamala Fonda), meet the Bacons (Joe & Robin Bacon) and the Panfil Brothers (Chris & Mark Panfil) throughout the season.

Influenced by a wide range of rock, blues, country and traditional folk music, Kody and Herren offer a unique and diverse interpretation of the Americana genre through both their recorded work and live performances. Both musicians are multi-instrumentalists, performing on guitar, violin, harmonica, piano and more.

Porcelain Train is an acoustic Americana music duo featuring Tamala Fonda on acoustic guitar and vocals and Ralph Fonda on drums/percussion and vocals. Their homegrown interpretation of the Americana genre provides a unique blend of rhythm and harmony combined with thoughtful lyrics.

Meet the Bacons are from Buffalo and draw influences from many great vocal duos, like Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, Simon and Garfunkel, Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris and Shovels and Rope, with music styles that cross classic country, rock, bluegrass, blues and folk.

The Panfil Brothers play an eclectic mix of bluegrass, rock and “you name it” in the Buffalo and surrounding areas. Both multi-instrumentalists and experienced songwriters, the Panfil Brothers have been a staple feature in the Western New York Americana scene throughout their careers.

Springville Center for the Arts’ concert programs are housed in an 1869 former Baptist Church located at 37 North Buffalo St., Springville.

Call 592-9038 or visit SpringvilleArts.org for tickets, $12 presale or $15 at the door.

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