SPRINGVILLE—Nick Kody will return to Springville Center for the Arts on April 20 at 7:30 p.m. to host an informal evening where performers strip down their sound and share the stories behind their songs. Kody will be joined by Grace Lougen, Davey O. and Jaimie Lee.
Kody is a singer and songwriter from West Valley. He is a multi-instrumentalist, primarily self-taught, playing guitar, mandolin, bass and harmonica. Influenced by a wide range of rock, blues and country music, Kody offers a unique and diverse interpretation of the Americana genre through both his recorded work and live performances.
Lougen is a guitar player and songwriter from Buffalo. She performs a variety of music including blues, soul, funk and rock. She is active in the Buffalo music scene performing with local bands every week. Lougen toured Norway in 2016 as lead guitarist for the band Freightrain, and traveled with Joan Baez as a guitar technician on both a European and U.S. tour. She has also provided technical support for The Indigo Girls.
Buffalo’s Davey O. has been recognized on a national level for his past two CD releases with multiple honors among the “best of“ lists of several folk and roots radio stations and as a 2013 New Folk Finalist at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival. Davey has also earned the respect of his peers for his incredible work ethic, performing between 120-140 dates per year and for his constant dedication to the art of song craft.
Lee grew up in North Carolina, her musical influences early on were Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, Jim Croce and Ingrid Michaelson among others. She is now located in the Finger Lakes Region of New York and her Americana/folk/pop style puts a unique twist on cover songs while her original songs are clever, thought provoking and sometimes humorous.
Kody, Lougen, Davey O. and Lee perform their original songs acoustically "in the round" while also sharing the stories and inspiration behind them in a casual setting. Tickets can be purchased by calling 592-9038 or at SpringvilleArts.org. Springville Center for the Arts is located at 37 N. Buffalo St., Springville.