Rachel Laven and Justin Farren, Friday, October 19, 2018

Please join us for a house concert with Rachel Laven and Justin Farren at our home in the north Berkeley hills on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 8 p.m. $20 suggested donation. 100% of donations go to the artists. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP by entering the information in the RSVP form below (you will have to scroll within the form to complete it) or by email to Linda at linda@berkeleyhouseconcerts.org or call Tom at 510-697-4097. Please feel free to bring your own beverage(s) and/or food.

Rachel Laven is a young, yet seasoned performer and songwriter. This Texas native is known for turning eyes and ears with her electric vocals and her provocative songwriting. She has performed nationally and internationally at festivals, theatres, house concerts, and small venues alike. Winner of the 2016 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting competition, Rachel released her first album at just 13 years of age with her family’s band, and has since released two more albums with her family’s band as well as two solo albums- Unwind (2012) and Love and Luccheses (2017). In 2013 she formed a band named Sweet ‘Shine and Honey. The band performs nationally and is preparing to launch their debut album.

“A positive force of nature on stage, Laven not only captivates with her smiling lyricism, but with the timbre of a voice that sounds straight out of her chest. She is a powerhouse of energy, breathing though notes with a passionate air and a cool, side-smiling tonality. Vibrant, well-spoken, and always reaching new heights, Rachel Laven will be known among the songwriters of her generation as an encouragement and inspiration to dare.” -Collins de la Cour (Green Room Music Source)

Justin Farren is nothing short of a master craftsman painting lyrical pictures that are firmly rooted in the reality of day-to-day life. His delivery is humorous, thoughtful, and engaging. His guitar playing is lively, intricate, and seemingly boundless. The Sacramento News and Review describes him as “The storyteller with an impeccable voice, a guitar, and a headful of funny, tender, and engaging observations.”

Here’s a link to Rachel Laven’s website: www.rachellavenmusic.com

Here are links to a few of Rachel Laven’s videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dfSr0nguj4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OifRruyEfI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESZDrbWPjn8

Here’s a link to Justin Farren’s website: www.justinfarren.com

Here are links to a few of Justin Farren’s videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFTOgLPCEmA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDtnMdIkXIU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDXMMOsUmIQ

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