Music Makes Life Better for Northern Virginia Family Service feat. Mama’s Black Sheep + Christine Havrilla + Naked Blue – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – December 1st, 2016

Music Makes Life Better for Northern Virginia Family Service feat. Mama's Black Sheep + Christine Havrilla + Naked Blue

Music Makes Life Better for Northern Virginia Family Service feat. Mama's Black Sheep + Christine Havrilla + Naked Blue

Thursday December 01, 2016

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

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

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

Mama's Black Sheep
Mama's Black Sheep
Mama’s Black Sheep is the soulful collaboration of singer-songwriters Ashland Miller (guitar/vocals) and Laura Cerulli (drums/vocals). Together, this duo creates a blend of hit worthy originals and covers with a unique spin.  Each song allows you to travel with time, whether you’re swinging to Country, Rocking to Pop, Grooving to Soul, or swaying to the Blues; there’s always something to move your body and stir your soul!  Touring together since 2008, Miller & Cerulli (veterans of the singer-songwriter circuit), will make you feel like every aspect of their journey is in Real-Time. Creating a sound all of their own, Mama’s Black Sheep is driven by Miller’s versatile guitar grooves, Cerulli’s innovative percussion, and two voices that blend like honey & whiskey in perfect harmonious balance. These ladies rock to their own beat, sharing songs of life and love, and empowering the listener to live boldly beyond the barriers. With three well received CD’s to their credit (Unmarked Highway, 2010; Drivin’ On, 2011; Live @ The Bevy, 2016) the duos newest recording, “The Sheep Save Christmas” was released in October 2018 to celebrate ten years of Mama’s Black Sheep. The new album features some Holiday favorites with a “Sheep” spin, and a few new original songs including the whimsical title track. Mama’s Black Sheep has been burning up the road touring extensively throughout the continental U.S. and the Caribbean, playing nearly 200 shows a year. While much of their touring is done as a duo, they are occasionally seen as a trio, or full band with the addition of Helen Hausmann on violin and/or Christine Havrilla on bass. Ashland and Laura, produce magical tapestries of songs, weaving energetic color and rich texture to create an infectious and lively conversation between guitar and percussion. This thought-provoking duo will tantalize your aural appetite, regardless of your musical taste buds, with a diverse blend of blues, soul, country, pop, and more by unapologetically dipping into the well of all music genres. It’s called soulful, poetic story telling with an irresistible groove.
Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz
Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz
"Neofunkadlicfolkpoptwangrock" Award-winning Philadelphia native Christine Havrilla brings her “well-built, catchy, smart tunes” (Upstage Magazine) to audiences everywhere, touring nationally solo and also with the support of her band, Gypsy Fuzz. Christine utilizes the soft gritty texture of her vocals to express warmth and honesty listeners quickly embrace as well as her aggressive, raw, trash-style guitar playing and looping. Ed Kiggins of inD Round raves, “Christine is one of the hardest working women in music. With her child prodigy-come-of-age guitar virtuosity, a supremely passionate and emotive voice, and an arsenal of wonder songs that have endeared her to a loving and devoted audience, she is in a class all of her own. She calls her unique style Neofunkadelicfolkpoptwangrock, but we simply call her brilliant!” Main Line Today Magazine lists Christine as one the 25 “Power Women ready to lead.” “Christine Havrilla is a creative, talented powerhouse wrapped up in one complete package!” exclaims Nor’easter Magazine. Mike “Jacobs” McKenna of Steel Notes Magazine says, “This ambitious Philly native manifests her talent in certain ways that allows her to create eclectic music which will grab your heart and leave a lasting memory. Her Roots/Folk/Americana background coupled with that unique individuality that she possesses allows her to be a presence that steps into many genres and gives her the tools to crossover to different music formats.” Mark Rogers from 93.7 WSTW raves, “…with Gypsy Fuzz, Christine takes especially that rock element and turns it to 11.” Named "One of the Top Ten Indie Artists" by The Advocate Magazine, The Washington Post writes, “(Havrilla’s) songs are intelligent and moving, the arrangements are incisive and colorful, and, best of all, Havrilla consistently comes across as a confident and seasoned performer.” Christine has shared the stage with artists like Brandi Carlile, Chely Wright, Jeffrey Gaines, America, Jill Sobule, Janis Ian, Antigone Rising, Melissa Ferrick, & Davy Knowels to name a few. Christine is listed with Takamine Guitar’s Worldwide Artists, Clayton Picks, Audix Mics, was a featured Artist for American Musical Supply’s Singer/Songwriter Month (Feb 2015 & 2017), nominated for About.com's Reader's Choice Awards, awarded the 2010 Garden State Film Festival’s “Best Contemporary Country Song” for “Blinders”, nominated for 3 “Homey Awards” (2015) for 93.7 WSTW, and is called "...raw, simple, wonderful!" by Curve Magazine. Inessa at 101.9 KINK.FM calls Gypsy Fuzz "Yet another fun late-year discovery!" Michaela Majoun, former DJ from 88.5 WXPN, applauds her "terrific, big sound”, while Philadelphia Magazine states, “She rocks!” Christine is noted in the new book by Sean Kay called “Rockin’ the Free World” (Dec 2016 Roman & Littlefield). After three years of releasing “Live Session” Albums (2015-2018), Christine’s celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the album “Some Other Thing”, with a re-print as well as bringing songs back to the current set list while touring! The band has a new 2019 studio album called “Sunless Escapade”, recorded at Studio 1311 outside of Philadelphia, PA.
Naked Blue
Naked Blue
Drawing from the Americana tradition and firmly grounded with a pleasing pop sensibility, the performing songwriter team, Jen and Scott Smith, and their band, Naked Blue, have become a mainstay on the folk/pop scene. They quit their day jobs in 1991 and have been writing, recording & performing since, with 6 full length albums and performances in 6 countries. Scott & Jen'sobvious joy & camaraderie on stage together and easy rapport with their audience are the backdrop to their trademark performance, defined by Jen's instantly recognizable smoky & vulnerable voice and Scott's passionate and impeccable guitar work. Over the years they've developed a reputation for great songwriting as well and their songwriting credits include cuts on Evangeline's 'French Quarter Moon' Margaritaville/MCA, Troy Turner's latest single on Telarc Records.

Throughout their career they've had the opportunity to work with a host of fine artists; sharing stages with John Mayer, Joe Cocker, Jeffrey Gaines, Aimee Mann to name a few. Scott & Jen'sWood and Stone Room recording studio and Wood and Stone Songwriting Retreat has led to production and collaboration credits on a list of songwriting “who's who” and Mid-Atlantic music luminaries including Jennifer Daniels, Arlon Bennett, Tony Denikos, Wyatt Easterling, Cassidy Ford, Eric Scott, Mary Sue Twohy, We're About 9, ellen cherry, Todd Wright, Jon Carroll, Guggenheim Grotto, Anne McCue, Beggars Ride, Patty Reese, Mary Ann Redmond, Phil Madeira, Beth Wood, Mobtown Moon, Christian Lopez, Paul Pfau, Austin Ellis, Beki Hemingway, Luke Brindley and more.

Their music has been featured in film & television spots on The Young & the Restless, Brooklyn South, Jack & Jill, That's Life, America's Top Model, Mein Leben & Ich and in the films The Girl Next Door, About Sarah, June, Sex Drugs & Democracy, The Smokers and Second to Die.
Northern Virginia Family Service
Northern Virginia Family Service
Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) is the largest private, nonprofit human service organization in Northern Virginia. NVFS helps more than 34,000 individuals and their families each year find housing and emergency services; health and mental health services; early childhood education and child placement services; intervention and prevention programs; job training; and legal services. Throughout its history, NVFS has been recognized as an innovator of efficient and comprehensive service methods, while effectively creating sustained financial and social independence for its clients.

Currently, NVFS has a great need for cleaning supplies & paper products. Cleaning supplies & paper products ensure NVFS’s homeless clients are sheltered in a clean and sanitary living environment reflective of the dignity and value they deserve. In addition, the donation of these items reduces a significant program expense, allowing NVFS to focus more resources on getting families stably housed. Most needed items include: Lysol wipes, toilet paper, all-purpose liquid cleaner, dish soap, floor cleaner, bleach. Everyone who donates a cleaning supply or paper product at this show will be entered into a drawing for some great prizes. There will also be a 50/50 fundraising raffle with winner drawn near the end of the show!
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
https://jamminjava.com/