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Chris Leamy

Chris Leamy

Kat Saul, Shannon LaBrie

Thu · March 29, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

Free

This event is 18 and over

Chris Leamy
Chris Leamy
Chris Leamy is an up-and-coming New York City based singer/songwriter. The Chicago native has a distribution deal with Sony RED and spearheads a life-changing humanitarian campaign with his tunes.

Inspired by a panhandler on the subway, in 2015, Leamy started a social movement called #heplaysforme. Since then, about once a week, he plays guitar and sings in NYC's Union Square on behalf of homeless individuals. He raises awareness and funds for those in need. By performing original music and earning spare change for the homeless, Leamy has fed and clothed the less fortunate and even found permanent shelter and a steady job for one man -- completely getting him off the streets.

Leamy has been featured on Huffington Post, Today.com, Now This News, Inside Edition, The New York Post, The New York Daily News,Maxim.com, The Chicago Sun Times, and a variety of other broadcast, print, online and social media outlets for his musical talent and community service.
Kat Saul
Kat Saul
Growing up in Nashville, pop writer/performer Kat Saul learned to play guitar and piano at age five and started writing her own songs at age 13. By the time she was in high school, she was participating in professional writing sessions and is now one of the most buzzed about young pop writer/performers in Music City.


In 208 Kat debuted her unique brand of unapologetic pop music with the release of singles “Jericho," “Unit 408,” & "Nick Miller." She presents an unmistakable sound that hits a little left from center & blends Nashville flavored lyrical sensibility with alt pop melodies & production reminiscent of artists like Gwen Stefani, Sia, Lorde, & the like.


“Jericho,” received attention from Nashville Native Magazine calling it “a definite max out the volume sing along,” while PopDust hailed it “a hot track that embodies exactly the kind of buzz she is making in the songwriting community.”


“Unit 408" was named Nashville radio station Lighting 100’s DJ pick of the week & garnering praise from fans & press alike. FEMME RIOT writes, "One listen to “Unit 408” and you’ll be humming the song to yourself the rest of the day and be hooked on Kat’s musical style begging for more."



"Nick Miller," her most experimental offering to date, landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in 9 countries including the US. Jake Johnson, the actor who plays the character from FOX’s ‘New Girl,’ endorsed the song on social media and during an interview on the popular podcast series “Anna Faris Is Unqualified.”


Kat heads towards the release of her highly anticipated debut EP this Spring with new single “Middle Name” to be released January 28.
Shannon LaBrie
Shannon LaBrie
Shannon LaBrie: War & Peace (official release April 1st)

Music by Nashville chanteuse Shannon LaBrie defies genre and brings to life insightful stories of a woman who remains true to herself in a life where uncertainty is certain. The Lincoln, NE native instantly became a favorite among music fans and critics alike with her powerful 2013 debut Just Be Honest. With her lead single, "I Remember a Boy," the independent release reached inside the Top Ten on iTunes and the Triple A Radio charts. Famed music blogger Bob Lefsetz wrote, "This track affected me. Made me believe like the great singer-songwriters of yore, maybe this woman has something to say. That in this crazy, mixed up, shoot-up world she can illuminate her story and people can relate."

In April 2016, LaBrie returns with her introspective sophomore album, War & Peace. Tracked live at Nashville's House of Blues Studio D with producer Tom Michael, War & Peace is an emotionally-charged collection of deep Americana soul that gives voice to the love and loss Labrie experienced throughout her life. "When I listen to music," Labrie says, "a lot of times, it's to make me feel good. But a lot of other times, it's to make me not feel alone. I started writing this album after a loss that put me at war with everything in my life. These songs are small doses of the war I feel inside and the peace I long to find."

The title track "War & Peace," is inspired by her boyfriend's unwavering commitment to their relationship following the loss of their unborn son -- a tragedy that continues to shake LaBrie's heart to this day. "I feel very fortunate that we made it through the past five years." LaBrie continues to explore love in the stirring rocker "It Took My Whole Life." The smooth and steady "Crumble" addresses how consuming love can feel, and the soulful "Ain't Just a Feeling" captures the solace love provides. "There was a time when love was a far-off dream," she says. "Feeling good, feeling like a woman, feeling beautiful wasn't something that came easily. 'Ain't Just a Feeling' came from a moment when I was able to step out of the sadness and just be happy."

LaBrie calls out American politicians in the fiery opener "It's Political," while "American Dream," celebrates feeling thankful to live in a country that offers its citizens a life of endless possibility as a basic human right.

Anchoring the soul of the album are the deeply emotional "Alcohol" and "Heaven Crashed Down." "Alcohol" is a moving ballad about trying to save a loved one from a life of addiction, but in trying, only kills the savior. In LaBrie's own words "There are people who are addicted to alcohol and there are people addicted to trying to fix the people addicted to alcohol. It's all addiction." In "Heaven Crashed Down," LaBrie gives a visual account of the painful loss of her father to cancer when she was only 13. She sings, "He was all we had, he was all I'd lost. The morning heaven crashed down, I grew up."

Austin Chronicle calls LaBrie, "a true guitarist singer/songwriter whose soulful voice's sensual honey-crisp highs brings to mind the late, great Jeff Buckley." She has opened for Gabe Dixon, Phoenix, ZZ Ward, The Head and the Heart, The Wild Feathers, Michael Franti and Valerie June. Her résumé includes South By Southwest, the Austin City Limits Festival, Road to the Hangout and Road to Bonnaroo.
Venue Information:
The High Watt
One Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
http://thehighwatt.com/