Teagan Ward, David Michael Miller, Beave Sorensen & Andy G. Twanger to perform
An intimate night of song and music at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center featuring four unique singer/songwriters from Western NY. Teagan Ward, David Michael Miller, Beave Sorensen and Andy G. Twanger will be taking you on a musical adventure with their songs and stories. Each will bring their individual songwriting style for your listening pleasure. Doors open for dinner at 6pm. Show starts at 8pm. Advanced tickets are $20 ($22 at door). Tickets may be purchased online at www.WellsvilleCreativeArtsCenter.com or at the Arts Center Coffee House. For more information visit the website or call (585) 593-3000.
Singer/songwriter Teagan Ward isn’t from this time or place. Her words convey perspectives and stories each of us can relate to, regardless of age or circumstance. With her free-spirited style and soul-tingling vocals, Teagan fits in well with the likes of Janis Joplin and Stevie Nicks. Her lyrics are rooted with inspiration from Joni Mitchell and James Taylor. Teagan pays homage to these influences by imparting their spirit and sound to a new generation.
She has received City Newspaper’s “Best of Rochester” top awards as a solo musician, and in the “best album” and “best original band” categories. Teagan has been featured supporting other artists such as Joan Osborne, Eddie Money and Rusted Root.
David Michael Miller
Raised mainly on gospel radio in Allegany County, singer/songwriter/guitarist David Michael Miller blends the angst of blues, rock and country into a sound he calls “Southern Soul” and often presents it with his high energy band, “Miller and The Other Sinners”.
Since 2015, Miller has been playing as a solo artist and with The Other Sinners across 21 states and 2 countries. With over 250,000 miles on the road and over 1,200 shows, Miller is a seasoned pro. He has opened for such talent as The Steve Miller Band, Joe Bonamassa, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gary Clark Jr and Eric Gales, and shared festival stages with Gov’t Mule, Mavis Staples, Jon Oates, The Revivalists, The Campbell Brothers and Anders Osborne. His band has lit up the stage at the Borderland Festival, Muzikfest, Telluride Blues and Brews, Blues in the Bay, Silver City Blues, NYS Blues Festival and many more.
Along the way Miller has released two self-produced albums, “Poisons Sipped”, and “Same Soil”, reaching as high as #3 on the Roots Music Report. Miller and The Other Sinners also released a live EP, “3 Nights at the Strand” in 2017 and in June of 2020, released their first studio EP, “Rise” on CD, vinyl and digital. David is currently co-writing a new EP with the world-famous Campbell Brothers and will begin production in the fall of 2021.
Miller is sponsored by Three Chord Bourbon, founded in part by the famed producer, guitarist and songwriter, Neil Giraldo. Miller and Giraldo are collaborating on future projects spotlighting Miller and The Other Sinners. www.davemillermusic.com
Beave Sorensen is the driving force behind the Leroy Townes Band, which recorded its first album at Houghton College. Sorensen and the band have gained a strong following throughout Western NY.
The band is now based in Buffalo but when it’s time to pen a new song, Sorensen often looks east to Allegany County for inspiration.
In the last 15 years, Sorensen has released four albums with his band as well as a solo EP. Raised in Wellsville, he grew up learning to play music at Polliwog Holler and started a band during his student days at Houghton College. After moving to Buffalo in 2008, Sorensen formed the core of what is now the Leroy Townes Band. The group has played many of the region’s greatest venues, including Babeville and the Borderland Festival.
When asked about the future, Sorensen said “As far as music goes, I want to keep writing songs and making records, that’s the most important thing to me” www.leroytownesband.com
Andy G. Twanger
Andy G. Twanger (a.k.a. Andy Glanzman) grew up with music and art on southern Long Island.
His mom played piano and dragged him to every cultural event in the New York City region. His dad was an accomplished photographer and graphic artist with works in the Museum of Modern Art collection.
After watching The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964 and then attending their live concert at Shea Stadium in 1965 Andy G, age 12, was hooked! “I’m not sure if it was the music or all the girls going crazy but something inside told me, I’ve got to do this,” said Andy. So, he traded a 10-speed bike for a used 1963 Fender bass guitar and amp and never looked back. Andy has been playing music ever since. And yes, he still has that original 1963 Fender bass, too!
Music, art, and other numerous creative endeavors have been Andy’s life work. Today Andy spends a great deal of his time writing songs and playing gigs with his 5-piece band the Mystic Twangers.
He keeps the music going, with over 100 original songs, two full-length albums and another in production due to be released in early 2022. Andy says, “I’ve been inspired by so many artists along the way. Songwriters like John Prine, Warren Zevon, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and so many others have definitely inspired my songwriting style. I don’t try to copy what they do but they certainly have had an influence on me and my love for songwriting.”
Andy G. Twanger albums are available at www.MysticTwangers.com. His latest album “The Lucky One” can be streamed on Spotify, Apple and other streaming services. Andy is also the founder of the Wellsville Creative Art Center.