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PASA House Concert Series

Event Details:

WHENSaturday, June 17, 2017, 7:30 PM
WHEREAt the home of Janet Sclaroff, Cherry Hill, NJ
RSVP INFOPlease RSVP by emailing Janet at maxyskid@verizon.net.
Note: Please RSVP even if you don't need directions, so we know how many are coming. Thanks!

Please bring a folding chair and a snack or beverage to share. Please do NOT bring any alcohol; all PASA events are alcohol-free.


Brent Ellison

Brent Ellison is an outstanding songwriter who writes impassioned songs in styles ranging from Country to Pop to Singer/Songwriter. His mellow, expressive voice enriches the poignancy of his eloquent lyrics, and his performances are truly a joy to hear. Brent grew up in Indonesia, and came to Philadelphia via Georgia and Texas. He has released two Indie CDs, "In This Moment" and "Harbor of Grace," and is preparing to record a third project.

Tobie Hoffman

Tobie Hoffman writes songs that touch on relationships with friends and family, news of the day, and the life of her spiritual community. In the tradition of Pete Seeger, be prepared at times to sing along in full harmony with music that can be personal, poignant, thought provoking, or silly. Whatever the mood, her performances are energized by her 20 year background in theater and dance. (And, oh yes, sheís a Phillies phan.)

Julie Ann Ott

Wyndmoor/Glenside resident Juliann Ott is an intentional artist who has grown and nurtured her music right from the day her next door neighbor showed her how to play Stairway To Heaven at age 16. A lover of 60s and 70s acoustic rock, hearing Nancy Wilsonís guitar work on "Dog and Butterfly" in 1978 was the final push to learning how to play, and Linda Ronstadt was always an inspiration to sing. Many, many cover songs have been played on Sunday mornings over the years, in her living room, for dogs, cats, kids, and her husband. Determined to conquer the fear of singing in front of people, she occasionally sang with her brotherís band, did many open mics and on stage invites. The last challenge to conquer was to create her own music. The discovery of two singer/songwriters, Patty Griffin and Aimee Mann, led to her learning their catalogs, then cracking the code to write herself and finding her own voice. She has a lot to say. She describes her songwriting as rootsy pop and likes to jump styles with a sincerity to honor her influences. She is on a quest to find unusual chording and melodies, and to explore unusual lesser-written-about feelings, subjects, and people. Thereís an emotional vulnerability and clear-eyed resolve in her words and voice, with echoes of the aforementioned Americana of Patty Griffin and the indi pop of Aimee Mann, but also Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, the Indigo Girls, and Juliana Hatfield. REM and Pete Townshend are huge influences writing-wise. Julie is also a graphic artist/illustrator, a mom, and human to two energetic weimaraners.
You: The fourth performer can be YOU! The first eight (or so) performers to sign up at the show will sing one original song as part of the concert. This is an extra special OPEN STAGE SHOWCASE OPPORTUNITY, so bring along any instruments you'll want to play. Doors open at 7. The first people to arrive get to sign up first. The open stage slots often fill up, so come early to get a slot.