Morgan Alexander / Adventures with Vultures / Carly Collura

Thu, Feb 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm to 2:00am

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Thursday, February 2 / 8pm doors, 9pm music / $7
Morgan Alexander (Singer/Songwriter)
Adventures with Vultures (American Folk/Blues)
Carly Collura (Country-rock/Singer/Songwriter)

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, in a little town along the I-5 corridor called Albany, Oregon. (Also known as the Grass Seed Capital of the World) Morgan Alexander, in 2009, traveled 2,500 miles to seek opportunities in the music city itself, Nashville, TN. Not only has he progressed in his music career that has begun to take off, but he has found a place that allows him to pursue his passion in the music industry. Singer, songwriter, musician, radio personality, and entertainer, Morgan is sharing his talent and passion with the world to fall in love with too!

The release of Morgan’s EP “The Story Maker” lets fans indulge the sounds from his vocal training and upbringing in the jazz/blues genre, to his recent stories told on country radio stations. Be sure to stay up to date with latest happenings of Morgan Alexander by following him on social media pages.

Adventures with Vultures: A folk singer-songwriter evokes a certain image. Matt Sauter breaks that image. With his backward ball cap, knuckle tattoos, and knee-shredded shorts, the lone singer/songwriter behind Adventures with Vultures tinkers with the image of what a folk singer should be. Adventures With Vultures’ Matt Sauter, who was a mere 24 years old when he signed with Original 1265 Recordings, hails from Plymouth—a small town that sits roughly 25 miles outside of Detroit. That location is crucial to his music: a rural area outside a major city. After all, like all good folk music, Adventures With Vultures’ songs are about specific places and the people who give those places their personality. Stylistically, it’s different from what Sauter is used to—he spent the better part of this decade writing hip-hop music, not folk music. Mos Def and J. Cole are cited among his influences, but so are Carol King, Shakey Graves, and Nathaniel Rateliff. Perhaps that’s why Adventures With Vultures brings a welcome, abrasive quality to tender, stripped-down songs. A folk singer, it is true, evokes a certain image. Meet Matt Sauter—an invigorating folk singer who will change that image.

Carly Collura is a female powerhouse vocalist and songwriter from the Metro-Detroit area.

Born and raised in Michigan, it was apparent at a very early age that Carly was meant to be an entertainer. Her journey began at the young age of 3 when she started dancing, modeling, and acting in church plays, but her true love and passion was for singing. She performed at festivals, benefits, parties, retirement homes, and placed in numerous karaoke and vocal competitions, including the Michigan State Fair, where she won first place at just 4 years old. Carly went on to take formal vocal training to improve her breathing techniques, vocal range and stamina. In 2013, she joined her first live band, Kemical Punkch, and performed in Detroit casinos.

In 2014, Carly became the lead singer of a country-rock band known as the Two Timin’ Band, where she was given the opportunity to travel all over the Midwest, playing at country bars and various events, as well as at major festivals including the WYCD Downtown Hoedown in 2015. She also opened for national country and rock artists including Katie Armiger, JT Hodges, Native Run, Brownsville Station, and Vince Neil. During her time with the Two Timin’ Band, Carly developed a passion for songwriting and was fortunate enough to record an EP of her original music.

Carly strives to work hard on pursuing her music career as a singer and a songwriter. She plans to move to Nashville with hopes of continuing to perform live music and develop herself as an original artist.