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Jason McGovern and Angela Burns

Friday, January 19 · view days & times
Venue: Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons

FREE

Jason McGovern: 8-9 PM
Angela Burns: 9:30-11 PM

JASON MCGOVERN

JASON WANTS TO SING YOU SONGS AND IS TRYING HARD NOT TO OVERTHINK IT...

...just like he overthinks most things. Just like he's totally overthinking this bio. But he presses on, striving to overcome his discomfort referring to himself in the third person.

Leaning on his Americana, singer-songwriterly and offbeat influences, Jason is equally comfortable sitting beside a peaceful stream of quiet acoustic tones as he is drowning in a sea of electric guitars and drums. He just wants to sing you songs - raw, wry and honest songs.

ANGELA BURNS

Angela, a Delaware native, wrote her first song at the age of ten and in her early years used her songwriting as nothing more than a personal journal kept for private enjoyment and reflection. Her love of songwriting also fueled a desire to learn the piano with which she now crafts complex songs in her own unique style. Angela’s latent songwriting talent and her God-given voice and instinctive musical ability are better understood when you learn of her profound musical heritage. Angela’s grandfather Charlie Bailey was a bluegrass pioneer who, along with his brother (Angela’s great-uncle) Danny Bailey, performed as the Bailey Brothers and the Happy Valley Boys in the 1940’s and 50’s, and is recognized by the Smithsonian as having been the first to develop and utilize the duo harmony vocal technique which has since become a signature of modern bluegrass music.

Her debut album, Arbitrary Mind, is filled with fresh, uplifting indie-pop songs, captivating vocals and inspirational lyrics that resonate with imagery and tales of childhood, castles, victory over evil, salvation and hope. The compilation is a sophisticated, emotional blend of piano, bass guitar, banjo and gently insistent rhythms that serve as an ideal backdrop for Angela’s pitch-perfect, achingly beautiful voice.

Given her family's musical history, it should come as no surprise that Angela has been able to produce a gem of a debut album, or that she performs on stage like a seasoned pro. She has a musical gift she could not keep hidden if she tried!

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Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons
ArtsQuest Center
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-297-7100
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