Passim Monday Discovery Series with Nick Nace and May Cheung: sponsored by Nine Athens Music

October 09, 2017 8PM
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The award winning Nashville based songwriter Nick Nace was born in the wilds of Canada. After moving to NYC he was in the folk duo A Brief View of the Hudson (Best Folk Duo - NY Press) for over a decade recording two albums, touring Europe, the U.S. and composing the soundtrack for Tell Your Friends: The Concert Film which premiered at SXSW. They opened for Glenn Hansard, Mike Doughty & Kaki King to name a few. 

He has studied songwriting with Steve Earle & last year made the Nashville Songwriters Association "Ones To Watch" list. This past spring he toured Ireland & recently was selected to perform in the Mississippi Songwriters Festival. Nick is also a 2016 winner of the gulf coast's biggest songwriting competition The Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout.


Brooklyn-based Canadian Singer-songwriter May Cheung has been active in the New York music scene for the past 6 years. Having imbibed a wide spectrum of music since she was a young child, May draws upon elements of jazz, pop, folk and indie-rock in her songwriting; attributing her influences to the likes of Neil Young, Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Feist and Rufus Wainright. A graduate of McGill University in Performance Jazz Voice, May has studied with Juno award-winner Ranee Lee, Madeleine Palmer and Jeanie Lovetrie. In 2009, she was awarded a prestigious grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to study with Peter Eldridge in New York City. Diverting her focus towards the singer-songwriter genre, May has played in such highly-touted venues as Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, The Living Room, The Bitter End, Drom, Caffe Vivaldi, Sidewalk Cafe, and Pianos, just to name a few. In recent years, May has sparked the attention of publications and radio stations as she was featured on the cover of Richmond Review’s 2014 Edition of “Top 30 Under 30”; she has been interviewed by Girth Radio station, a notable online radio station from Toronto, and has been interviewed by Andrew Choi from New York’s Big City Folk Collective blog. 

Her debut album, ‘The Departure’, has been highly acclaimed by some of the most respected music industry representatives. The album features co-producer and Sony artist, Nir Felder, Robert Ritchie (Dolores O’Riordan) on guitar, Jesse Fischer (Ropeadope Records) on keys, Zachary Lober (Chet Doxas) on bass, Daniel Rieser (Norah Jones, Marcy Playground) on drums; mixed by Yuuki Matthews (The Shins, David Bazan) and mastered by Chris Gehringer (Rihanna, Katy Perry). It is set to be released in 2017.


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