TFDI Tour feat. Tony Lucca + Jay Nash + Matt Duke – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – April 9th, 2017

TFDI Tour feat. Tony Lucca + Jay Nash + Matt Duke

TFDI Tour feat. Tony Lucca + Jay Nash + Matt Duke

Sunday April 09, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

GA $20 | Premier $22 | Premier Plus $22

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available

• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a  dedicated server for faster service

TFDI
TFDI
TFDI is a three man, acoustic band, consisting of Tony Lucca, Jay Nash, and Matt Duke. The three songwriters joined forces in 2009 for a co-headlining tour of the United States. Early on in the tour, it became evident to the three that, together, they possessed a powerful musical chemistry as their three individual sets began to blur into one cohesive concert.

On a day off in Chicago, Jake Samuels, the talent buyer at SPACE in Evanston, invited the three to their backstage studios to record a few live performances. It didn’t take long to put down takes of the four songs that would become the TFDI EP. On November 24, 2009, just a few days after it’s release, the TFDI EP reached #1 on the iTunes singer-songwriter top albums chart and remained there for weeks.

While enthusiasm for the trio grew far and wide, the success of the tour and the EP led Lucca, Duke, and Nash, to mobilize for a second compressive tour of the US in 2010, along with plans to write and record a full length record back at SPACE in Evanston, IL. When I Stop Running was in the Spring of 2011 to much acclaim, but would be the last release by the group for the next few years. Now, after a lengthy hiatus, TFDI returns to the stage with their inimitable harmonies, penchant for storytelling, and eclectic, genre-melding songwriting, and a brand new recording set for release in early 2017.
Tony Lucca
Tony Lucca
It is nearly impossible to find a current singer/songwriter between the ages of 20 and 40 who doesn’t have a seemingly identical list of influences as their peers. Whether its the soul-bearing lyrics of Stevie Wonder, or the gritty folk music of Bob Dylan, the unbridled creativity of Dave Matthews, or the overwhelming truth of Ray LaMontange, somehow these artists all seem to inform the landscape of the modern singer/songwriter. What tends to separate an artist from that pack is experience, confidence and self-exploration. 8 full-length albums into his career, Tony Lucca has become a standard-bearer to some, a torch-bearer to others, and all the while Lucca’s confidence is matched only by his humble appreciation for his path in the wild world of entertainment.

There have been quite a few milestones along the way for Lucca, and it all began for him as a Mousketeer on the Mickey Mouse Club. Lucca’s rise to fame also included a brief stint on an Aaron Spelling prime time drama coupled with a rather public relationship with actress Keri Russell. Fast forward a few years and find Lucca working with fellow former Mouse Club co-star Justin Timberlake, starring in a commercial directed by Timberlake for his own 901 Tequila. Lucca then played himself in an episode of NBC’s hit show “Parenthood”. In 2012, Lucca returned to Hollywood, this time as a finalist on Team Adam (Levine) of the hit show The Voice on NBC. All the while honing a craft that somehow managed to remain the primary focus of his heart, soul and passion – songwriting.

A master of observation, Lucca seems to have stored away every last experience and anecdote as a stepping off point, a palette and canvas with which to turn his impressions of life and relationships into beautiful, thoughtful and often emotionally painful songs that tend to find their way deep into the cracks and crevices of his listeners’ hearts. With almost 20 years of industry experience, Lucca has taken great pride in maintaining a thorough connection with his fans at his dynamic live shows, and by always attempting to stay out in front of the endless barrage of changes, the ups and downs that have left so many in the music business in their own wake. Lucca had the foresight to establish www.tonylucca.com long before the proliferation of social media, yet he has also successfully embraced the ever-changing tech landscape, garnering over half a million followers on twitter (@luccadoes). Lucca truly has embodied the notion that independent doesn’t mean alone: he remains dedicated, determined and nothing if not eternally grateful for what has been an unimaginable ride, with an entirely original soundtrack.
Jay Nash
Jay Nash
The legend Levon Helm said that if you give it good concentration, good energy, good heart, and good performance, the song will play you. If that's true, then Jay Nash and Josh Day are well and truly played by the set of songs in their debut EP, "Meet The Contenders." The collection breathes with musicality and grit in the tradition of heroes—The Band, Tom Petty, The Dead, Dylan. Thrumming and heady, with a steady heartbeat and a hint of honky-tonk, this EP speaks of wanderers and highways, lovers and losers, good times and missed chances, swimming pools and movie stars, all with a ferocity born of hard work and honed skill. Nash and Day have been players and poets for the better part of two decades; they have been making music, telling tales, drinking whiskey, and having fun touring together as The Contenders since 2012.

Jay Nash's music is like the river that raised him—strong and deep, with a little bit of lullaby and a big damn current. Twenty years ago, he played loud in bars along the Saint Lawrence River, in the reaches of New York so far-flung they're almost Canadian. For the last decade, he's journeyed the US and Europe solo, selling over 60,000 records without ever putting ink on a conventional record deal. Now in the green mountains, the quiet cold of winter rarefies wit and musicianship into the kind of Americana that knows where it comes from.

Hailing from the sweet, sticky hill country of North Carolina, Josh Day brings a percussive virtuosity that shapes the music and supports the vocals. With shining creativity and fine-boned craftsmanship, Day has that special something that resonates with audiences and always feels like a party. Be it playing bluegrass with the Kruger Brothers, touring with Sara Bareilles, or drumming for Jennifer Nettles, Day keeps it busy and honest, just what one would expect from a man who plays with so much heart.

Lady luck introduced Nash and Day at Room 5 in Los Angeles over a decade ago. They both loved The Band and whiskey, so the eventual collaboration was inevitable. Faithful disciples of Rock 'n' Roll and musician's musicians both, Nash and Day have given a big stage to their talents and drives with this debut EP, so pour a good glass, give a nod to your betters, and meet The Contenders.
Matt Duke
Matt Duke
Hailing from South Jersey, Matt Duke has explored multiple musical genres on each of his records, as well as toured the dankest hole-in-the-walls to the grandest, brightest stages over the course of his ten year career. Aside from writing and recording, Duke works closely with non-profits Music is Love Exchange and Musicians On Call, bringing music to places as remote as the highlands of Guatemala to the bedsides of hospital patients in Philadelphia, PA. He enjoys birds and discounted items, but does not care for crisp wind. Are you still reading this? He's set to release a new, full-length album in March of 2014.
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
https://jamminjava.com/