Sirens of Spring Tour 7 feat. Mama's Black Sheep + Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz
Wednesday May 08, 2019
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pmJammin Java
GA $15 | Premier $20 | Premier Plus $25
This event is all ages
• Full dinner and drink menu available
• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service
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
"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.
Sirens of Spring Tour
True to its name, the SIRENS OF SPRING TOUR features women who sing with enchanting sweetness, and listeners will be treated to a night of engaging performances from Baltimore based Mama’s Black Sheep, and Philadelphia native Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz. The SIRENS OF SPRING TOUR features female singer-songwriters and travels throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Midwest and the South. Now in its seventh year, SIRENS OF SPRING which started as a co-bill tour with Mama's Black Sheep & Christine Havrilla, has now grown to include other artists in select cities along the way. On Wednesday May 8th the tour will make a stop at Jammin’ Java, located at 227 Maple Ave. East in Vienna, VA. Jammin’ Java is one of the premier concert venues in the United States and is a staple of the Washington, DC music community. A full dinner menu will be available during this ALL AGES show. The Lobby Bar opens at 5:30pm, doors to the music room open at 6:30pm, and the show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 -$25, and are available online at www.jamminjava.com.
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180