59th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival August 13-16, 2020


PFS Presents Philly Songwriters in The Round 11/4 at 7:30pm

Hosted by Aaron & Avi

PFS Presents Philly Songwriters in The Round – Hosted by Aaron & Avi


Heather Aubrey Lloyd, Lisa Jeanette, Aaron Nathans, and Shanna in a Dress!
Live at our Roxborough Venue!
6156 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia

       Friday, November 4th, 2022
  Doors 7 pm | Music 7:30 pm
            $15 Members | $18 Not-Yet-Members | $15 Streaming

Come experience a unique showcase of incredible songs, storytelling, collaboration, and community. Avi Wisnia & Aaron Nathans host a monthly concert in the round where 4 talented songwriters take turns performing an eclectic variety of songs. The artists reveal the stories behind their songs, while also speaking to the unique perspective that comes with having strong connections to the Philadelphia music scene.

The Artists:

Lisa Jeanette- Jellyfish on the Moon is singer-songwriter Lisa Jeanette’s second album having released her first album, Chasing Happy in 2017. Based in Philadelphia, Lisa is a multi-instrumentalist and accompanies herself on guitar, piano and sometimes a Harpsicle!

Lisa’s performance at the 2020 Philadelphia Folk Festival Contest led her to be first performer booked for this year’s 2022 festival. Her music can be found on wherever you buy or stream music.

For more information, please visit lisajeanette.com

Shanna in a Dress is your quirky best friend who refuses to wear pants. She says what everyone else is thinking but no one else will say and you’ll get an uncensored journey of clever humor and heartbreak, extreme candor, and a hefty side of entertainment at her shows. This witty wordsmith is known for taking you on an emotional roller coaster, sometimes in the same song.Think Jason Mraz mixed with Ingrid Michaelson with a twist of Phoebe Buffay from Friends, all wrapped up in a sweet voice accented by guitar, piano, and ukulele. Shanna’s as real as it gets as anyone who follows her on Facebook or Instagram will attest.

Aaron Nathans’ mission is to write songs about things no one else has written about before. Like a song about male bonding between a guy and his barber. Or the onslaught of the outside world upon a new parent. Surely somebody’s written that song, right? Ok, find it.

Aaron, who lives in the Philadelphia area, describes his songs as wild-mind, bittersweet acoustic music. He’s one of a million guitar-slinging singer songwriters, but you’ve never heard anyone quite like Aaron, with his warped sense of humor and off-kilter view of the world.

His shows include humorous, meandering stories that will keep you every bit as captivated as the music itself — beautiful guitar work, catchy melodies, and his sweet baritone voice and eye-popping vocal range.

Aaron’s songwriting was honored by the Kerrville Folk Festival, which named him a New Folk Finalist in 2018 and 2011.

Heather Aubrey Lloyd has co-fronted Baltimore’s ilyAIMY for two decades. Traveling the country playing everything from bait shops to clothing-optional resorts, Lloyd’s lyrical collection of stories became her first solo studio effort, “A Message in the Mess.” Populated by Hippie Tooth Faeries and Jackson Pollock reincarnated as a flock of scatological pigeons … each narrative is offered up in her passionate, “sing-me-the-phone-book” alto. Her finger-picked guitar says folk. Her lyrics show the influence of Baltimore’s slam poetry scene. Her hand percussion says world music. “Janis Joplin … and Joni Mitchell blended together,” says The Montgomery Caller. With its inventive arrangements and delightfully bizarre percussion (yes, that really is recorded bubble wrap), “Mess” received the Director’s Award for Album of the Year from the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, and the awards haven’t stopped since: 2018 No Depression Magazine Songwriting Award Finalist, 2018 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival MOST WANTED Artist, 2018 National Women’s Music Festival Emerging Artist, 2017 Telluride Troubadour Top 4. She is a Grand Prize winner of the prestigious Bernard Ebb Songwriting Award (2019). Live shows are back, with Lloyd opening shows for Gretchen Peters and Gordon Lightfoot in Summer 2022. Lloyd plans to release new music in 2022, featuring songs about mental health, the plight of refugees, and aging gracefully.

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