Kelly Hoppenjans - www.kellyhoppenjans.com
Kelly’s music is intimate and personal, with wryly optimistic lyrics, catchy pop melodies, and a lush mix of stylistic influences from folk to rock to jazz. Her voice is the focal point, with her lilting yet conversational tone drawing comparisons to Joni Mitchell, Jewel, and Regina Spektor. Her indie-folk style, with its dry humor and inventive arrangements, has also been compared to Ben Folds, Ingrid Michaelson, Tori Amos, and Fiona Apple. She released her first EP, Simple Thing, in September of 2015 and her second EP, Dreaming Is Easy, in June of 2015. Through the five songs on her latest EP, Dreaming Is Easy, Kelly Hoppenjans has constructed a dreamscape of folksy yet unfamiliar sounds, inspired by the likes of Paul McCartney’s Ram, Imogen Heap and early Joni Mitchell. With its dark whimsy, arresting vocals, and inventive arrangements, Dreaming is Easy reminds the listener of the fantasy present in everyday life.
Kira Hooks - www.kirahooks.com
Nashville based singer/songwriter, Kira Hooks, is an independent and free-spirited soul that refuses to be put in a box. She was born in Houston, TX in 1993 and raised overseas in The Netherlands, Nigeria, Scotland, and China. Kira’s musical versatility is reflective of her exposure and curiosity to cultural differences and emotional similarities. She is always in search of what, ultimately, brings us together and what feels like honest work. This has led her to remain conversational and light-hearted in her writing process. Through the humbling inspiration of artists such as Stevie Wonder, Antonio Carlos Jobim, India.Arie, and Lianne La Haves, she has grown more in love with her path and is in constant development of her musical abilities. After graduating from the Los Angeles College of Music in Pasadena, CA (2013), she’s released one album, three EPs, and four singles. She’s also an active member of Concerts In Your Home and is performing on the road on a frequent basis.
Melanie Bresnan - www.melaniebresnan.com
Hailing from New England via Nashville, TN, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Melanie Bresnan has spent the better part of her life studying and performing music. Her varied background in classical vocal technique, jazz, choral music, rock, and Irish traditional music carry into her songwriting which blends these influences with country and pop to create songs that are catchy and singable but still rooted in traditional folk music. Melanie graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2014 with a focus in songwriting and audio acoustics and electronics. When she's not working in the studio or on the stage, Melanie can be found feeding her coffee addiction, perfecting her banana bread recipe, and debating the true parentage of Jon Snow.
Hosted By: Elisabeth Beckwitt
From Lexington,MA to Nashville, TN, Elisabeth Beckwitt has battled anxiety, depression, and addiction. She’s always felt that it’s important to be open and honest about her struggles so that she can encourage others to reach out and seek the help that they might need. Elisabeth pairs her clear, powerful voice with an unapologetically supportive attitude towards her tribe and weaves them together into relatable stories with encapsulating melodies that build an intimate connection with her audience. When the Eastside's Pansexual Queen isn’t hosting Sad Girl Night you can catch her playing shows locally in Nashville and touring regionally throughout 2019 to promote her upcoming releases.