Leave your Saturday evening open for another exceptional Cause A Scene lineup at the Edgehill Cafe. This being our second show at Edgehill this month, it is clear that the venue provides the optimal atmosphere for enjoying music in it’s rawest form. This Saturday we are bringing you four acoustic acts, all of which are Nashville natives.
Headlining the evening is the husband and wife, folk-pop duo Jenny & Tyler. The duo utilize acoustic guitar, mandolin and the kick-drum of an old suitcase to generate catchy melodies that are anchored by thoughtful lyricism that draws on the many twists and turns of life. Their sound is reminiscent of contemporary folk acts such as Mumford and Sons, Nickel Creek and The Civil Wars. Jenny & Tyler’s first album Faint Not, released in 2010, caught the attention of notable artists Mac Powell of Third Day and Sara Groves and lead way to a wealth of opportunity which included months of touring. While enlightening and satisfying, this busy period of time left the duo emotionally and spiritually exhausted. This in turn led to a brief hiatus of touring and a period of reflection, eventually inspiring their most recent full-length album, Open Your Doors, which released in 2012. Jenny & Tyler have spent the last year writing and touring, while also working on passion projects such as their cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence,” a charitable single release in support of International Justice Mission, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending human-trafficking throughout the world.
Also taking the stage on Saturday evening will be singer-songwriter Jake Ousley. Ousley never intended to be a professional musician and performer. He got his start as a tour manager for Nashville artists Dave Barnes and Matt Wertz, whom he met in his time spent as a student at Belmont. In his many months on the road, Ousley sought solace in his music and songwriting. What began as merely a personal outlet, eventually led to more serious endeavors when he left the touring life and Nashville to take a youth ministry job in Michigan. Despite the changes, one thing remained constant and eventually led Ousley back to Nashville, his music. Upon his return he began to focus on his passion for music in a more professional manner, releasing his six track EP Times Like These in 2010 and has spent the time since developing a loyal fan base.
Also on the evenings bill is another duo, Youngest Daughter. Comprised of musicians Beta Pop and Anna Flautt, this twosome seek inspiration in the vintage eras of folk and R&B, while infusing secular pop, resulting in an identity that is unique and rich in musical character. Youngest Daughter released their EP Bones earlier this year. It is a four track compilation of songs that contain a sound and spirit that are a near perfect for the house show environment, making this duo just the right fit for this CAS bill.
Completing a lineup that is sure to make for a memorable night of good listening is singer-songwriter Shaylee Simeone. With a sound rooted in the genre of Christian folk, Simeone, originally from Dallas, TX, now resides in Nashville where she is currently pursuing her passion in music. Simeone released her five song EP Strange Bird earlier this year.
Don’t miss out on an evening full of raw and originally music, like only Cause A Scene can deliver. Doors open at 7:00 PM at Edgehill Cafe, located at 1201 Villa Place in Edgehill. The music will start at 7:30 PM. General admission tickets will be $10, but for only $15 more your can upgrade to VIP and enjoy the evening’s music with a three course meal prepared by Edgehill Cafe (see menu below). Tickets can be purchased here in advance.
Saturday Night’s Menu:
1st Course: Butternut Squash Soup drizzled with creme fraiche and bacon .
Main course: Blacked pork loin, herbed polenta, wilted greens with a honey bourbon reduction.
Dessert: Pumpkin Cheese Cake Mousse with a graham cracker crumble.