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Canceled – Frank Viele // Owen McMahon
March 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10 for TBT members, $12 for non-members (Members please call or email to sign up)
Up until now, Frank Viele has been something of a regional secret throughout New England. His quadruple-threat reputation as a singer, guitarist, songwriter and performer is unrivaled there, as recognized by the New England Music Awards for Album of the Year, Male Performer of the Year, and Live Act of The Year he has stashed somewhere in his Connecticut home.
Though musically tuned-in folks throughout the world have been hearing reports of Viele’s prowess for several years. No Depression might have piqued their curiosity with its praise for his “vivid storytelling.” Or maybe they read about his singing in The Alternate Root, which observed that his “street growl” could rivet passersby. Howl Magazine even called his shows “transcendent” and predicted that his music “will rattle your bones and penetrate to the core.”
His singing is unforgettable — rough-edged yet nuanced, straddling that line where poetic interpretation and raw emotion meet.
Owen McMahon is a singer-songwriter from Connecticut. He has played shows and open mics in coffeehouses, dive bars, and backyards all over the northeast, even booking an opening slot on Frank Turner’s Lost Evenings Festival in Boston last year. With influences including elemental songwriters like Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, to modern masters like Josh Ritter, Frank Turner, Brian Fallon and Jason Isbell, he writes inspired and ambitious songs. He released his first record called “I Was Here” in 2019, and is working hard to write new songs and to play them to as many people as possible in 2020.