FREE: The SongTeller Sessions @ Altamont Free Library Tonight

January 6th, 2017, 9:00 am by Greg

Did you ever wonder how musicians learn their craft or what inspires their songs? Altamont Free Library is hosting a new monthly concert series on the first Friday of each month that will try to answer those questions. They’re calling it the SongTeller Sessions.

The series of concerts kicks off at 7pm tonight (Friday, January 6) with the sublime soul-rocker Bryan Thomas. And if you wanna do a bit of pre-concert prep, we heartily suggest you give a listen to his brand new four-song EP, Songs About Books About Writers, which was quietly released on New Year’s Day. It’s available for free download.

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At the Altamont Library concerts, each Greater Nippertown performer will answer the same list of 10 questions through stories and songs, offering us an inside peek of their personal and creative journey:

*What is a song your parents loved?
*What was the first album you bought with your own money?
*What was the first song you learned to play?
*What’s the first bad song you wrote?
*What’s the first good song you wrote?
*If you could have written any song, what would it be?
*What song do you love that other people seem to dislike?
*What’s a traditional/folk/children’s/church song that you like?
*What’s a song that reminds you of home?
*What song of yours would you like to be remembered by?

In addition to Bryan Thomas’ performance tonight, upcoming StoryTeller Sessions will feature John Florussen (Friday, February 3), Laura Boggs Gagnon (Friday, March 3) and Michael Eck (Friday, April 7). Additional performers TBA.

Admission is free, and coffee and snacks will be available at the concerts.