HRMS Presents "Andrea von Kampen w/ Jason McCue :: Live at Healthy Rhythm"


Healthy Rhythm Music Services Presents Nebraska-based independent Folk Singer-Songwriter "ANDREA VON KAMPEN w/ JASON MCCUE:: LIVE AT HEALTHY RHYTHM" • Thursday evening, March 12th, in The Listening Room of Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery, located at historic Sampler Square (68 S Grand Ave) in downtown Montrose, Colorado!

All Reserve Seating. Advance Main Gallery ($18) and Studio Gallery ($13) when purchased at Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery. Aftershow Meet & Greet with a musician is included. Advance purchase is recommended. This is a ticketless event. Limited seating. Admission is $2 more Day of Show (if available).

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concert starts at 7 p.m. Street and rear lot parking available.

Andrea von Kampen is an independent folk singer-songwriter based in Lincoln, Nebraska, whose effortless vocal delivery has been praised by Hear Nebraska as “soulful and worn-in.” With the successful release of two EP’s, Another Day (2015) and Desdemona (2016), a Christmas EP (2016), an Audiotree Live album (2017), and her debut full-length album Old Country (2019), Andrea has quickly established herself in the recording studio and on the road. She has shared the stage with artists such as Tall Heights, Ira Wolf, Dead Man Winter, The Brother Brothers, Dead Horses, Darling West and many more.

Old Country, Andrea von Kampen’s debut full-length album, was released on February 8th, 2019. The album was recorded and mastered in Nebraska and features exclusively Nebraska-based musicians. Inspiration for Andrea’s songs often comes from literature, art, and nature; in particular the literature and nature of Nebraska and the Midwest. The title track, Old Country, is based on the book “My Ántonia” by Nebraska author Willa Cather. Her single, Portland, received notable attention including features on The Bluegrass Situation, Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music. Additionally, Amazon Music Canada featured Portland in their ‘Top Songs of 2018’ playlist. In a review of Portland, Ear To The Ground Music said, “It’s not so much about where you’re going, but that you want to getaway. That emotion of “idealistic escapism” is one that listeners can all connect with, whether or not we want to go to Oregon or somewhere else. The inflection in von Kampen’s vocal has the conviction of a gospel tract and the sincerity of a Dylan folk ballad.”

Andrea von Kampen first appeared in the public eye with her submission of Let Me Down Easy into the 2016 Tiny Desk Contest. Within 24 hours of submission, NPR Music, All Songs Considered tweeted her video as the featured artist of the day, saying “we were completely blown away.” Ultimately, Andrea finished the competition as a top ten finalist, which lead to the increased popularity of her EP, Another Day, specifically her song Train song. Since then, her EPs have amassed millions of streams on Spotify and continue to grow. WWW.ANDREAVONKAMPEN.COM

"And you know that our continents will split." This is the phrase that Jason McCue reminds his audience of in the opening chapter of his 2018 album, PANGAEA. It’s a theme that has proven difficult for him to ignore, as over the past 2 years the Earth beneath the 21-year-old indie-folk artist’s feet has constantly been vibrating, thrusting himself upon an unsuspecting Seattle Music Community.

It began in March of 2017 when McCue competed in the Museum of Popular Culture's Sound Off! competition for artists 21 and younger in the Pacific Northwest. Armed only with his dad's acoustic guitar, a wispy tenor voice-box, and more than a few starkly provocative lyrics, Jason ended up impressing the competition's judges, comprised of Seattle music industry veterans, enough to earn him first place. The prizes included a drum set, an electric guitar, a synthesizer, and performance slots at Bumbershoot and Timber Outdoor Music Festivals. Oh, and there was also a Chipotle gift card because a young musician has to eat.

Meanwhile, Jason was finishing his Junior Year at Seattle University, immersing himself in Environmental Studies. After taking a course on Mass Extinctions, he became increasingly interested in Earth history and started applying different aspects of the geologic timescale to his writing. With the introduction of this concept, the groundwork for PANGAEA was laid. He realized that one of the only absolute constants in the 220 million years it's been since the Earth was together is that the ground keeps moving. Things keep changing.

PANGAEA marked a milestone in McCue's musical life because he grew up while making it. The album’s themes revolve around the ideas of nostalgia, certainty, and the distortion of memory traveling at a rate dependent on the proportions of distance and time. All the while, these themes are deposited as references to geology, Earth history, and scientific theory. The album is intended to pose the question— What happens when the continents have drifted as far away from each other as possible? Does that mean they'll crash again?

The record was officially released on March 16, 2018, via Portland’s venerable Fluff and Gravy Records, but one week prior, on March 9, KEXP hosted the release party at Washington Hall in Seattle. And you can bet that there were a number of seasoned members of the Pacific Northwest Music Community on hand, quietly taking note of the shifting ground beneath their own feet. WWW.JASONMCCUE1.BANDCAMP.COM

Healthy Rhythm Music Services (HRMS) is an arm of Healthy Rhythm Creative Group. The mission of HRMS is to Identify, Manage, Enhance, and Promote Indie Artists and Bands who have a deep commitment to a career in music as their primary focus.

Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery (HRAG) is about Art and Music. The Gallery affords diverse individuals a user-friendly space to create, exhibit, and sell a variety of artwork. The Gallery, located at 68 S Grand Ave in Montrose, Colorado, also houses an intimate Live Performance Venue. Gallery hours Monday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Open later when Live Music and other events occur. Advance appointment only on Sunday. WWW.HEALTHYRHYTHM.NET

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*There are no refunds or exchanges for this show. All sales are final. The only exception to this policy is if a show is canceled. In the event of a show cancellation, seating purchases will be honored when the show is rescheduled. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled show, your seating purchase will be refunded at the point of service minus any fees that may apply.

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