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Tuesday, July 3, 2007


New York, NY

Upstairs Sessions w/ Kelly Flint and David Massengill

Googie's Lounge (above the Living Room)

154 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002

website: www.livingroomny.com/googies.html

One part live performance, one part talk show: The UPSTAIRS SESSIONS features musical performances by two artists, followed by an intimate conversation with creator and host, Kelly Flint. (Think "INSIDE THE ACTOR'S STUDIO" but, instead of actors, it's for songwriters.) Each artist will be encouraged to share their (musical) experiences, talk about their song writing process, and reveal the inspiration behind their music. The evening will conclude with an open question forum between the artists and members of the audience.

As distinctive a performer as he is a writer, David Massengill accompanies himself mainly on the Appalachian dulcimer, which he slings over his shoulder like an electric guitar. The sound of the dulcimer has an intimate, detailed quality that complements the easy graciousness of Massengill's stage presence. He has achieved a virtuousity on the traditional instrument that enables him to wring from its few strings music of a complexity and richness far beyond anything it was ever meant to produce, drawing the listener in to his lyrical imagery and the close-up focus on human foibles and experience that is the substance of his best songs.

See www.kellyflint.com and www.davidmassengill.com for more information.

The Living Room is on Ludlow St. between Stanton and Rivington. If you're taking the subway, one way is to take the F train to 2nd Ave, exit at 1st Ave and walk south (below Houston), left on Stanton, right on Ludlow

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