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Two Boots Presents Americana Jamboree

Friday, October 5, 2012 at 6:30pm

A boot-stompin’, down-home edition of our happy hour, featuring music from Odetta Hartman, Amy Virginia Buchanan, and the Brandywine Creek Boys. Plus our regular Friday Night Happy Hour specials and pizza. Presented by Two Boots pizza, Americana Jamboree is the first Friday of every month.

Amy Virginia Buchanan is an actor, writer, musician, and clown, living in Brooklyn. By night, she's off making things here and there around New York and by day, she manages the cafe portion of the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe where she co-hosts a weekly storytime with her pal Beth. Up next, Amy will be performing in the Spring Street Social Society's Camp Cabaret on October 16th, reviving her vaudevillian lesbian sister act with her clown partner, Kolleen Richards.

The Brandywine Creek Boys take their name from the band's birthplace, the Brandywine Creek in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The Boys perform an energetic mix of classic country music covers from legends like Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and George Jones, along with their own classic-sounding original tunes. Known up and down the East Coast for their audience-friendly live performances, the group always makes sure to get fans dancing and drinking heavily as soon as the first notes are struck. The Brandywine Creek Boys have brought their stripped-down sound to everywhere from haybale-lined flatbed trucks in Florida to New York City dive bars, and recently released their new single, "Johnny, Jack & Jim" b/w "The Saddest Bar In The World," a double-sided slice of barroom bliss.

Odetta Hartman writes songs of greek myths and traveling; of pride, Pynchon, and fairy tales; of animals and body parts and made-up words. Classically trained on the violin for 18 years at Third Street Music School, her musical education was further supplemented with courses at Bard College in jazz voice and improvisation, composition, electronic music, and folk song traditions. Currently back at home in New York City, her time is devoted to studio work, performance art, membership in Butch Morris’ Conduction Ensemble, curating events, and cultivating the Dalton School’s rooftop garden. With the release of her solo EP now-imminent, she is pleased to present, for the first time, an entire set of her own songs, joined by the ever-grooving Zachary Seman, Doug Berns and Javier Ramos.

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