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Clavius Productions presents an evening of guitar composition, songwriting and balladry at the beautiful Rotunda with DC's Jon Camp, Melbourne/Berlin's Ned Collette and Philly's Shaina Kapeluck.
Jon Camp: a fingerstyle guitarist and composer from the Washington, DC region. In both ensemble and solo settings, Jon blends drone, twang, and melody into a cohesive whole that is exploratory without forsaking the hook. Of Jon's 2019 release Headwinds & Tailwinds, writer Byron Coley said that it was fluent "in a wide variety of styles, from American Primitive to avant. Ace small group dynamism." Jon's self-titled forthcoming release is out in May via Centripetal Force. He will be accompanied by Scott Verrastro (Kohoutek/Bardo Pond/Heavy Lidders) on percussion.
Ned Collette: a singer and songwriter whose literate, evocative songs are paired with music that's both adventurous and eclectic, Ned Collette was born in Carlton, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, on September 6, 1979. Collette grew up learning the power of both music and words -- his father was an operatic baritone before becoming director of a respected Australian opera company, while his mother was a writer who also taught college-level English. Collette attended Melbourne's Victorian College of the Arts, where he received degrees in modern composition and improvisation in 2001. While attending college, Collette helped form City City City, an experimental rock band which fused improvisation with pop melodic structures; the band would tour extensively in Australia and New Zealand and release two albums, 2004's Dawn and The Blue Light District, and 2005's The Perimeter Motor Show, before splitting up in 2006. Collette wasted no time establishing himself as a solo artist, releasing his debut album, Jokes and Trials, in the summer of 2006. The album earned enthusiastic reviews and comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake, and after tours with Joanna Newsom, the National, and Bill Callahan, Collette returned with a second album in the fall of 2007, Future Suture, which focused less on first-person confessional tales and more on storytelling; the album also coincided with Collette's decision to relocate to Scotland. Collette began giving his backing musicians equal billing with 2009's Over the Stones, Under the Stars, with his collaborators Ben Bourke (bass and harmonies) and Joe Talia (percussion and vocals) credited as Wirewalker. While touring in support of Over the Stones, Collette played several shows in Berlin and found he enjoyed life in the city; he left Glasgow for Berlin, and began writing songs for his next album. Collette still lives in Berlin and is currently touring in support of his excellent new album on Feeding Tube.
Shaina Kapeluck: Longtime ballad singer and song collector Shaina Kapeluck, also one of the principal songwriters of experimental chamber-pop quartet Tadzio, will be singing an intimate set of new songs soon to be on the upcoming record as well as some choice ballads from both sides of the Atlantic.
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