The Spark Songwriter Series: Music for a World in Peril

The Spark Songwriter Series: Music for a World in Peril

Melanie Ida Chopko, KIN, Austin Willacy

Tuesday, September 3rd

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$16 ADV / $20 DOOR (plus fees)

  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Melanie Ida Chopko
Melanie Ida Chopko
Singer-songwriter Melanie Ida Chopko writes and performs, according to one reviewer, with “wit, acuity and grace." Crafting lyric and melody into "little jewels," the music is vivid, modern folk with a big crush on everything else. If Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone and Rebecca Solnit were neighbors and hung out on Sunday afternoons, it might sound like this.

Exploring themes of belonging and our relationship to the natural world, she is as interested in the complexity of the world around her as the one within herself, presenting both with artistry, intimacy and humor.
KIN
KIN
A child of the Pacific at heart, KIN’s latest, Water, is a shimmering invocation of wayfaring ancestors. It’s music for trying to find your place in an ever-shifting world. She weaves South-East Asian percussion with lush electric guitars and unexpected harmonies to create feel good Indie Soul/Pop.

Born in Morocco to Filipino migrants, KIN was raised in Canada, Malawi, Kazakhstan, and Northern California. She is currently based in Oakland, CA.
Austin Willacy
Austin Willacy
Austin Willacy is an award-winning singer/­songwriter with 4 CD’s and 2 EP’s to his name. His music is soulful and raucous, tender and comic. He won a 2018 Positive Music Award for co-writing the eponymous theme song to “Thrive”, a documentary with over 90 million views, worldwide. He’s appeared in Rolling Stone and has performed with icons such as Bonnie Raitt and up and coming artists like Jem, Vienna Teng, Rachael Yamagata and Amos Lee.