Feb. 10, 2013: Barrett Smith w/ Emily Henry

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Feb. 10: Barrett Smith 
w/ Emily Henry

Doors 6:30 pm  
Music at 7:00 pm

 Bikenetic, 922 West Broad Street
Falls Church, Virginia

This will reprise our first-ever concert held at Bikenetic, a full-service bicycle shop owned by Jan Feuchtner.  In july 2012, we first experimented with this venue, and the response was great. So this year, we're kicking off a five-month series -- which will include concerts on the first Sunday of every month, except for February (in order to avoid Super Bowl Sunday!) -- and bringing Barrett back

This show will work much like the house concerts -- there will be a suggested contribution, and guests are welcome to bring snacks/desserts and/or a beverage.  Some beer and wine will be served.    There are no physical tickets, but you can let us know you're coming and reserve a seat by clicking on the link above.  We'll take donations once you arrive.

Here's a clip from Barrett's July 2012 performance at Bikenetic:

Barrett Smith comes to us from Asheville, NC, to bring a beautiful mix of elegant songwriting and exquisite guitar work.  Currently working as a guitarist and singer in the Shannon Whitworth Band, he loves to take a break from his intense touring schedule to bring audiences a special night of his own original music.  With a background in classical guitar, Barrett brings an astonishing level of instrumental mastery to his songs and compositions. However, he may be best known for his multi-instrumental contributions to various acclaimed bluegrass bands over the last 10 years.  So between his original songs, you’re just as likely to hear the intricacy of Bach as you are the foot-stomping joy of old-time Appalachian mountain music.  Or maybe even both at the same time…

Barrett brings an intense passion and a light-hearted intimacy to his show that, in the best way, immediately connects him to an audience.  It’s an evening that promises to deliver all of the emotion and artistry that you always hope for in a live music experience.

Opening for Smith will be Emily Henry, an acoustic folk-pop singer-songwriter whose exquisite voice and depth of feeling will make your heart ache. A writer first, her songs are delicate, complex constructions that tell intimate stories about the heart and the ways we communicate it - or fail to. With catchy melodies and a strong pop sensibility, her music will leave you humming, and thinking, all day.  Henry began singing at a very young age, writing songs at eleven, and put the final piece of the puzzle together by learning guitar at fourteen. Ever since, she has been performing and honing her craft. In 2005 she was a finalist in the 22nd Mid-Atlantic Song Contest for her song "Las Vegas" and she received an honorable mention in the acoustic/folk category of the 10th Annual UniSong International Songwriting Contest for her song "Birds Without Wings". From 2006 to 2009 she spent summers assistant teaching songwriting at the University of Virginia Young Writers Workshop, an intensive, highly accoladed writing program for teens. With 2009 came college graduation and travel, and Henry has now performed her music in England, Spain, and most recently South Korea, where she lived for a year.  Having returned to the United States and recorded a full-length demo, Henry currently plays out regularly and is in the process of gathering musicians for her first fully produced album. She tours mainly in her home-base area of D.C./Maryland/Virginia, but as she books more and more concerts, she will be setting up longer tours. 
Future Bikenetic Concerts
March 3: Connor Garvey w/ Laura Baron
April 7:  Rebecca Loebe w/ Heather Mae
May 5:  Emma Hill w/ Paddy Kilrain
June 2:  Roy Schneider w/ Justin Trawick