Lucy Spraggan – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – September 9th, 2018

Lucy Spraggan

Lucy Spraggan

Owen Danoff

Sunday September 09, 2018

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

GA $15 | Premier Plus $25

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

Lucy Spraggan
Lucy Spraggan
If 2018 is anywhere near as eventful as the previous year, Lucy Spraggan is set for an interesting 12 months.

The singer-songwriter netted her fourth top 40 album in January last year, and followed that success with more than 22,000 ticket sales across her UK and European tours.

I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing charted at number 12 in the Official Top 40 Album Chart. The album, the second under her own label - CTRL Records - was described as ‘a triumph’ by The Sun.

As well as more than 60 headline shows Lucy also performed at some of the UK’s most popular festivals, including Glastonbury and Isle of Wight Festival. Recognised as one of the leading lights in the LGBT community, Spraggan has managed to build her fanbase into a far wider market.

Lucy appeared on the X Factor in 2012, since then her audition video has been viewed more than 40 million times. She achieved the unprecedented success of securing a top 20 single (Last Night) and top 40 album (Top Room at the Zoo) while still competing on the TV show. She was also the most googled musician of 2012.

Lucy signed to Columbia and her debut album Join the Club was a top-ten success. Her next record, We Are, was released on her own label after Spraggan opted to take the independent route. The album charted at 22.

Lucy’s music-writing career began with Don Maclean and Kirsty MacColl as her major influences, embellished with the folk narratives of Peter, Paul and Mary, and taking on the punchy riffs of traditional R and B.

Her name is now synonymous to the melodic middle ground where pop and acoustic folk meet. The toe-tapping interpretations of classic sounds and the harmony-heavy ballads that she pulls from modern rhythm and blues, are hard to forget. Spraggan’s trademark sound is the rattle of rap dropped into sing-along folk-style numbers.
Spraggan has already announced some huge headline shows for October 2018, with shows at iconic venues such as Glasgow Barrowland, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Nottingham Rock City and Manchester Academy.

After releasing four albums in five years Lucy is probably due a rest, but the writing process is already underway for album number 5, due for release in early 2019.
Owen Danoff
Owen Danoff
Since graduating from Berklee College of Music, Owen Danoff, a Washington DC native, has had the opportunity to release two records, write with some of the industries top writers, and perform on some of the country’s most iconic stages.

Between his first full-length album, Twelve Stories, and his latest EP, Love on Your Side, Owen released a single, “No Such Thing,” which gained industry acclaim and won the American Songwriter Magazine Lyric Contest. While working on Love on Your Side, Owen got a call from the producers of NBC’s The Voice, inviting him to audition for coaches Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Pharrell Williams, and Blake Shelton. Receiving the coveted “Four Chair Turn,” Owen ultimately chose to work with Adam Levine. Under Levine’s mentorship, Owen performed his way to the live shows and earned the distinction of being the first Voice contestant ever to play bass on the show.

On The Voice, Owen had the opportunity to perform in many styles, which truly reflects his sensibilities as an artist. Although inspired by a variety of genres including folk, pop, and rock, and from artists across the charts, such as Green Day, Paul Simon, Ed Sheeran, and Johnny Cash, the thread that ties his music together and makes it authentically his own is his pairing of personal lyrics with melodies that love to get stuck in your head. Like a soundtrack to real life, Owen’s songs give words to moments that resonate with so many, while remaining honest and vulnerable.

Following his experience on The Voice, Owen moved to Nashville, TN, a haven for all genres and home to some of the industry’s best writers and musicians - some of whom Owen has had the pleasure of writing and performing with. Two songs Owen wrote with CMT’s Nashville star, Charles Esten, have been released as part of Esten’s widely followed “Every Single Friday” series. Owen has also performed multiple times at the iconic Bluebird Café, by himself and on rounds with artists and writers such Gordon Kennedy (Change the World, Eric Clapton).

When he isn’t writing, Owen tours as much as possible, bringing his songs to audiences all over the country. In addition to Nashville’s Bluebird Café, he has performed in other iconic venues, such as Hotel Café in LA, 9:30 Club in DC, Jammin’ Java in VA, and Eddie’s Attic in GA, as both the headliner and an opener for performers including Emmylou Harris and The Proclaimers.

Currently, Owen is working on new music and looking forward to new projects ahead… stay tuned.
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
https://jamminjava.com/