Abigail Selby & Eric Selby “Gypsy Second” Album Release Show – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – January 18th, 2018

Abigail Selby & Eric Selby "Gypsy Second" Album Release Show

Abigail Selby & Eric Selby "Gypsy Second" Album Release Show

Miles Gannett, Cassie Urbany

Thursday January 18, 2018

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

GA $15 | Premier $15 | Premier Plus $15

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

Abigail Selby & Eric Selby
Abigail Selby & Eric Selby
In today’s musical world, the words “original,” “indie,” “progressive” and “fusion” are thrown around freely but with Abigail Selby & Eric Selby, these descriptions are, indeed, fitting. Abigail Selby (electric harp & vocals), a music conservatory graduate, comes with a background in Celtic and Classical music, while Eric Selby (drums & percussion) has a history deeply rooted in jazz, Americana, blues and rock. Together, their backgrounds provide a multitude of soundscapes and genres that reflects the multi-cultural, ever changing, millennial melting pot we live in today.
Miles Gannett
Miles Gannett
Baltimore’s Fractal Cat writes and performs music influenced by the classic decades of rock ‘n’ roll, from Buddy Holly to Smokey Robinson to Syd Barrett. As a seven-piece psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll band with horns and strings, or as an acoustic trio, the band combines multipart harmonies with lyrical themes combining social commentary and mysticism. The band released The Tower, its third album of all-original material, live in studio at WTMD Radio, Baltimore in early 2017. That station also named “Tryptide” from the band’s previous album Lovingkind one of the top 14 Baltimore songs of 2014. In 2016, Fractal Cat was featured in the “Maryland Music” documentary presented by Maryland Public Television. The group and its side projects perform at dozens of clubs and festivals in the Baltimore region and beyond, sharing bills with local, regional, and national acts of all stripes.
Cassie Urbany
Cassie Urbany
Call it country with a bit of bite. Cassie Urbany’s music combines catchy, resonant melodies with just enough attitude to give it the occasional ‘don’t let the door hit your butt on the way out’ sound.

The songs – a bit folk, a bit blues, a bit country – are the collaborative work of a mother-daughter songwriting duo and performed by artist Cassie Urbany at songwriter showcases, coffeehouses and clubs in the Washington, D.C. area.

“I love how my love of music and my mom’s love of writing have been combined into relatable songs,” Urbany said.

“It’s such a bonding experience,” said her mother, Deborah Straszheim, a newspaper reporter in Connecticut. “And she has such a beautiful voice.”

Cassie Urbany began writing melodies in high school, but a college breakup transformed her guitar playing into songwriting. After leaving home in New England to get a fresh start in D.C., Cassie wrote her first two songs, then came home to visit her mother, who’d suffered a breakup at about the same time as her daughter.

The two co-wrote their first song during the visit, then began sending music and lyrics back and forth via text message. Typically, mother or daughter will share an idea for a song and discuss it, starting with the song title or message. Cassie Urbany then writes a melody or offers her mother several to choose from, sending them via text. Straszheim then texts back lyrics, giving her daughter veto power over those she doesn’t like.

Despite the general arrangement, both offer thoughts on melody and lyrics, sometimes singing them to one another, making the songs true collaborations.

Cassie released her first EP, “She Can Have Him”, in 2014. A full length album, including recent songs performed by artist Cassie Urbany and co-written by mother and daughter, will be released shortly.
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180