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      March 22, 2019

      Friday   6:00 PM

      Cambridge, Illinois, United States
      Cambridge, Illinois 61238

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      Brianna Kocka and Angela Meyer at Cà d'Zan

      Potluck starts at 6PM Music starts at 7PM All ages, family friendly$10-20 suggested donation ----------- Brianna Kockahttp://www.briannakocka.comhttps://youtu.be/gvzWvK5Pn_8 Brianna is a singer, songwriter, musician and producer based out of Minneapolis, MN. She has a broad and diverse musical background, and while each project has had it’s own distinct sound, Kocka is best known for her honesty through songwriting—she believes that music is a form of give and take, that lyrics and melodies are an important part of shared life, and that we use these creative spaces to engage in our humanness together. Brianna grew up in a suburb of the Twin Cities, teaching herself to play guitar at age twelve, and subsequently started to write songs soon thereafter. She released her first album, “Write by Night,” in 2010 under her own name. This album was a collection of songs related to the end of an important relationship in her life, and the joys of living in the Maritimes of Canada, where she lived from 2007 - 2011. In the spring of 2011 Kocka moved back to Minneapolis and created her alter-ego, CAETANI, and released an EP of five indie-rock songs (“The Black EP”) to acclaim in the local music scene. The five song EP was an introspective look at five specific relationships in her life, each song representing a different person, including herself. In the winter of 2012 she and a group of friends created the Psychedelic/Trip Hop group Sun Gods to Gamma Rays, and over three years released an EP (“The Water, The Wave”) and one full length album (“A Ghost to Find”), while playing extensively throughout the Twin Cities and Midwest. Each of these albums are filled with lyrics about Brianna’s divorce from organized religion, as well as a newfound look at feminism and sensuality. Needing a break from city life, Brianna moved to an island off the east coast to work and live for ten months. While there she began playing guitar again, and out poured an album's worth of Folk/Americana songs related to the hardships of life, the realities of marriage, and living in isolation. Kocka again lives in the Twin Cities and released her second studio album, Dreamlife, on May 1, 2018 on Suntanman Records. Kocka has played 1000+ person venues opening for big touring bands (The Cult, Marc Cohn), has sold out premier local venues in the Twin Cities, and has also opened for mid-level touring acts at First Avenue (Elliot Brood, Wintersleep). She has had her songs featured on General Hospital and 20/20. Brianna spends most of her time on the road touring, but when she is not on the road she can be found in the studio working on her own new music, singing background vocals on other musicians projects, or playing acoustic or electric guitar for other Twin Cities artists. Angela Meyerhttps://www.angelameyer23.comhttps://youtu.be/0DyokjHkJtY Angela Meyer has been performing professionally since she was just 16 years old, bringing out the best of the country & western industries.  Her work is inspired by “writing songs for empty rooms & broken hearts in hopes to fill them up” and stays true to three chords & the truth.  A storyteller with a passion for her listeners, Angela pulls in the crowd with a sweet voice and brutal honesty.  She knows what its like to be in the audience, her earliest memories taking her back to being a child dancing in smoky tent while her mama sang on stage with her band at the Iowa State Fair.  Even before she could talk, Angela was singing along with the radio and introduced to her musical heroes through her grandparents’ record player in their Iowa farmhouse.  Around 10 years old, they gave her a guitar for Christmas, but it was so large she had to lay it across her lap to learn how to play it.  She finally revisited the guitar at 15 years old, starting to write her own music and creating the foundation to build her young dream into a lifelong career. Even during her 25 years of life, Angela has witnessed many changes to the “country” genres and how they are defined.  She sees the backlash as people speaking out about what is getting radio play & publicity may also be lacking authenticity.  Listeners do not need to be educated on musical theory or the music business to feel that what’s being put out there is largely over-produced and under-thought.  In a world more concerned about image than content, Angela boldly offers that authenticity through her artistry.  She does not give a second thought to the fact she is a young woman; she just delivers her intention with conviction.  Each person she encounters lends the inspiration that only many lifetimes could provide.  That translates to writing that paints a whole picture of the human experience, wisdom far beyond her years. Angela is continuously expanding her career into a lifelong journey of bringing music to those who need it most.  Her debut album, Consequence, is set to be released April 21st, 2018 and is available for pre-order NOW through iTunes and other main distributors.  She continues to perform live at venues all over the Midwest as well as nationally on the Cowboy Poetry & Western Music circuits.  Check out her Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/angelameyer23)  as well as YouTube (www.youtube.com/angelacmeyer) for weekly videos. 

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