Tyrone Cotton – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – January 22nd, 2019

Tyrone Cotton

Tyrone Cotton

Jefferson Hammer, Nicole Saphos

Tuesday January 22, 2019

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

GA $12 | Premier $12 | Premier Plus $12

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

Tyrone Cotton
Tyrone Cotton
Tyrone Cotton’s earliest musical revelation was listening to the raspy, inspirational voice of his grandfather, the Reverend Cleveland Roosevelt Williams, at his childhood home in Louisville, KY. At a young age, Cotton began playing guitar along to the sounds of popular rock and blues artists. Overtime, he was influenced by Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, and Mississippi John Hurt, who intrigued Tyrone with his “ finger pickin’ and soft, wispy voice.”

Inspired by this wide variety of artists, Cotton developed a style of writing that blended soul, folk, blues, jazz, and rock n roll. He has become a staple in the Louisville music scene over the past 30 years, being well recognized for his stirring voice and lyrics.

Cotton has toured throughout the United States and Japan, with plans to continue performing in the US this year. He is currently working on a new album with longtime collaborator Ray Rizzo and producer Josh Kaufman, best known for his work with The National, Bob Weir, and Josh Ritter.
Jefferson Hammer
Jefferson Hammer
Jefferson Hamer is a songwriter, guitarist, and traditional musician based in Brooklyn, NY. His new album Alameda features Jeff Picker, John Fatum, Alec Spiegelman, Hannah Read, Sarah Jarosz, and others.

Murphy Beds, his traditional acoustic album with Eamon O’Leary, features harmony vocals backed by intricate guitar and bouzouki accompaniment. The Huffington Post said it succinctly: “The [Murphy Beds] album bears repeated listening from start to finish, with ten beautiful, crystalline songs.”

He also plays electric guitar and sings (and moonlights as a Bostonian) with the six-piece roots rock ensemble Session Americana. In 2016 he recorded and co-produced their album Great Shakes.

His 2013 Child Ballads album with Anais Mitchell earned a BBC2 Folk Award and was named one of NPR’s top-ten Folk releases of the year.

“A gifted guitarist and singer, Hamer is able to hit close harmonies… and weave gorgeous instrumental lines.”

-Acoustic Guitar
Nicole Saphos
Nicole Saphos
"Jazzy and engaging without sacrificing a shred of pop sensibility"- RTP Music Blog

Nicole Saphos is an indie-jazz singer, songwriter, and bassist. Upon graduating from Temple University in 2012, the Los Angeles native relocated to DC and began her professional music career in earnest. Her latest release Buzz & Bloom is a collection of seven original songs, with a style reminiscent of Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor and Aimee Mann. As for her inspiration for the title, Nicole reveals, “I first came across the phrase ‘buzz and bloom’ in an Adrienne Rich poem, and it struck me as a beautifully succinct way of describing my own creative process, and the anxieties that linger around it".

Buzz & Bloom was released March 30, 2018 with Local Woman Records and is now available everywhere. Limited edition CD & Vinyl available only at www.nicolesaphos.com.
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180