07/17/2016 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
July Sunday Sesh with Gem City Revival
Join us for our July *Sunday Sesh* at Mazza Chautauqua Cellars / Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing. A relaxed Sunday afternoon at our winery/distillery/brewery in Westfield, NY featuring new, local acoustic Americana band “Gem City Revival.” Bring a chair or blanket, and sit back and enjoy the sounds while sipping Mazza Wines or craft beer from Five & 20 Brewing.
No outside alcoholic beverages permitted.
Old songs with new soul. New songs with old soul. Gem City Revival is Abby Badach (fiddle, vocals); Pat Doyle (guitar, vocals); and Ang Phillips (guitar, vocals); a new acoustic trio keeping honest, rootsy, Americana music alive in Erie, PA.
Abby Badach, a classically trained violinist and former concertmaster, grew up simultaneously practicing etudes and learning to harmonize along with her parents’ Simon and Garfunkel albums. She has performed and recorded locally with The Heliotropes since 2010, and as a member of Erie Insurance’s award-winning corporate band Above All in Volume, she played Nashville’s legendary Exit/In and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As Abby’s love and study of traditional bluegrass fiddle grew, so did her cowgirl boot collection – and she’s devoting the next phase of her musical career to developing them both.
Pat Doyle, a proud southpaw, grew up in Butler County playing his dad’s old acoustic strung upside down and backwards. Taking inspiration from the greats like Lindsey Buckingham and James Taylor, he taught himself to play long before the era of YouTube tutorials. Now armed with his own genuine lefty instrument, Pat has performed in clubs and living rooms across Western PA.
Ang Phillips, a Mercyhurst alumna and North East native, is over the moon to be making her musical debut with two good friends back in her hometown. In nearly 10 years of traveling around the U.S., Korea and Japan, Ang devoted her free time to meticulous study of the guitar, and singing along to Emmylou Harris and Gillian Welch records kept her connected to all she loved about home.
Happenstance made them friends, but hootenannies made them a band. Together, these young – but not gettin’ any younger – musicians bring a striking combination of talent, chemistry and deep respect for the greats in the folk and alt-country traditions they so love.