What better way to prepare for the forthcoming holiday season than to kick back with the Cause A Scene crew for another night full of some of the best rising talent from all across the country. This Saturday we return to Edgehill Cafe, one of our new favorite spots to showcase new great music.Poema, comprised of sisters Elle and Shealeen Louise Puckett will headline the evening. Now based in Nashville, this sister duo grew up in Albuquerque, NM, where music was always a dominant presence in their tight-knit family. The chemistry between this duo is one that can only be found in the bond between siblings, and it is evident in each note and lyric of their music. Poema’s sound is rooted in classic country, paying tribute to the likes of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, and peppered with hints of acoustic folk and pop, giving way to a musical identity that is truly wonderful and unique. Since moving to Nashville, Poema has spent the last several years writing and touring. They have released multiple EPs and in 2012 the duo released their first full-length album, Remembering You.
Returning for what will be his second CAS appearance is Chicago-based singer songwriter Cameron McGill. Writing and recording songs since the late 90’s, McGill has played in a number of different bands and released multiple solo records in the early 2000’s. The past several years of McGill’s career have been devoted to his most recent band, Cameron McGill & What Army, who released their last album in 2011. In the last two years however, McGill has focused his efforts once again on his solo material, releasing his most recent album, Gallows Etiquette earlier this year.
Also on the night’s bill is another duo, this time of the mixed gender variety. With a sound that has been compared to The Civil Wars, the folk duo The Bird and the Bear is the culmination of singer songwriters Mirthe Bolhuis, who hails from The Netherlands and Wyoming native Garry Wood. The two met here in Nashville in 2011, where a musical and personal relationship was quickly formed. The duo quickly began writing together and soon after recorded their debut EP “Breathe” in early 2012 at Prime Cut Studio in East Nashville, under the name of The Bird and the Bear.
Completing the evening’s lineup are two other artists who are sure to put on one hell of a show. Mel Washington, the soulful troubadour and former member of All Get Out, and Indianapolis-based singer songwriter and current Belmont student Kel will certainly add to the excitement and make this Saturday an evening you will not want to miss. Get your tickets here for $5 in advance, as space is limited. Doors open at 7:00 PM with the music soon to follow.
– Christian Lerchenfeld