Swear & Shake and Lauren Shera
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For a moment the room is silent, hanging on to a heart-wrenching ballad. Then, in just a few chords the crowd is swept back on their feet again, dancing, smiling and getting lost in the energy emanating from this dynamic band. Kari Spieler’s voice, rich in tone and powerful in delivery, weaves through her and Adam McHeffey’s collaborative songwriting and guitar playing. Shaun Savage’s creative output on the bass guitar (and often three-part harmony) makes the partnership of story and sound complete. Collectively these artists, known as Swear and Shake, bring an experience to the stage—a combination of truthful lyrics; passionate performance, and an easy acoustic narrative.
Perhaps the energy the audience absorbs comes from the long history band members Kari, Adam, and Shaun share. From their early days writing from Brooklyn bedrooms to their current home of Nashville, TN, these artists have grown together personally, professionally and sonically. Their history has inevitably influenced their musical journey, and their performance invites fans to become a part of it.
The powerful presence of Swear and Shake has landed them shows directly supporting a number of notable acts, including The Lumineers, Delta Rae, American Authors, G. Love and Special Sauce, and ZZ Ward.
Swear and Shake will be on the road with a stream of tour dates in 2016. They are currently in production for their second full-length record, The Sound of Letting Go.
Lauren Shera’s DigSin debut Gold and Rust marks the distinguished national bow of a literally prodigious singer-songwriter who, having spent half of her young life as a professional musician, is now destined to capture the national spotlight.
The Nashville-based singer-songwriter’s album – her third, following two independently released titles – is Shera’s musical farewell to her home state of California.
“Gold and Rust is very much my last creative chapter in California – saying goodbye to the coast, and all my friends and family there.”
One thing is certain: No matter whether Lauren Shera is living in the Golden State or Music City, she’s a new talent to be reckoned with.
This will be a seated show.
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