Nicole Belanus & Ben Eppard – Tickets – Vinyl Lounge at Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – August 26th, 2017

Nicole Belanus & Ben Eppard

Gypsy Sally's Presents a FREE show in our Vinyl Lounge!

Nicole Belanus & Ben Eppard

Sat, August 26, 2017

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Nicole Belanus & Ben Eppard
Nicole Belanus & Ben Eppard
Nicole Belanus:
Is a singer/songwriter whose eclectic musical taste is apparent in her personal style. Using her guitar and voice, she delivers a unique blend of folk, rock and americana. Her lyrics are raw and honest, telling stories from personal experiences, yet undisguised, creating accessible language and images meaningful to diverse audiences. Her voice has been compared to such artists as Shawn Colvin and Dar Williams. In November of 2008, Nicole recorded three of her original songs on a collaborative project with other musicians from the tidewater area called the “Renewal Artists Sampler 2008”. But her solo career really took flight after placing first in the Emerging Artist Songwriting competition sponsored by the Tidewater Arts Outreach in April of 2009. Nicole stood out over 40+ submissions and as a result, appeared on two local radio shows and was featured in an article in The Daily Press. In October 2009, she released her debut solo CD release, “Notes on Paper”, an eclectic album that demonstrates her unique style and dynamic abilities.

Ben Eppard:
After a year of hitchhiking, Charlottesville, Virginia based songwriter Ben Eppard returned home to complete a graduate degree and record an album. Largely written from the side of the highway, Eppard's forthcoming album We of All the Animals, spells out the tension of the human condition. "Here we are part God and beast, enlightenment and cold instinct, the mystical and physical, the manic and depressive," he sings. Eppard's life – equally comprised of commitment to his local community and years spent wandering – serves as a backdrop to his commentary on the "constant paradox." "We all want to be free, otherwise life is depressing," he says. "On the other hand without responsibility, life becomes schizophrenic. The tension between independence and commitment is what makes us uniquely human." Rooted by percussive finger-style guitar, Eppard's songs may wander, but they still feel like home.

Venue Information:
Vinyl Lounge at Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007