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


PFS Presents Philly Songwriters in The Round – 3/2 at 7:30pm

Hosted by Aaron & Avi

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


Jefferson Berry, Meaghan Kyle, Aaron Nathans, and Erin Ash Sullivan!
Live at our Roxborough Venue!
6156 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia

       Thursday, March 2, 2023
  Doors 7 pm | Music 7:30 pm
            $15 Members | $18 Not-Yet-Members

Come experience a unique showcase of incredible songs, storytelling, collaboration and community. This concert series brings you 4 talented artists curated by Aaron Nathans, Avi Wisnia, and Meghan Cary. Each month, a different line up of stand out artists share the stage, taking turns performing an eclectic variety of original songs, sharing the stories behind those songs, and speaking to the unique perspective that comes with having strong connections to the Philadelphia music scene. March’s concert features: Meaghan Kyle, Jefferson Berry, and Erin Ash Sullivan, joined by your host Aaron Nathans.

The Artists:

Jefferson Berry combines story telling in the Urban Folk tradition with the intricacies of JamBand and Roots instrumentation. Playing a variety of guitar styles, Berry’s projects bring a danceable style and contemporary point of view to Philadelphia’s local music scene.

Last summer the Berry played the Philadelphia Folk Festival in August, and the Extreme Folk Festival in June. Following two records with his band, Jefferson Berry and the Urban Acoustic Coalition, Dreams of Modern Living, his first solo album, came out in January.

Berry’s lyrics are informed by his years in corporate media followed by a dozen years teaching history, economics and government to inner-city Philadelphia high school students. Symeer Woods (aka Lil Uzi Vert) and the late Rasheen Jones (aka Runup Rico) were among his students.

From the drunk on the town to the cop on the take, there’s an interesting tale in the songs of Jefferson Berry.

Singer-songwriter Meaghan Kyle has been a part of the Philadelphia music community for nearly 15 years. Very experienced as a backup singer in genres ranging from rock to country and folk to funk, her solo style is is a soulful Americana.

She is formerly one third of the vocal harmony trio, No Good Sister, whose 2017 album You Can Love Me garnered a glowing 3.5 star review in the Philadelphia Inquirer and found its way to the Americana Billboard charts and on airwaves across the globe.

Meaghan has recently teamed up with fellow Philadelphia singer-songwriter Scott Silipigni to form the Americana duo, The Duvals, writing and performing new original music. 

She continues to love singing harmony with other bands and artists, and does so regularly with the NJ based Rock-Country band Bullzeye. Other bands and artists she has performed and/or recorded with include Nicole Atkins, Tom Brosseau, Gregory Page, Kenny Rogers, Christie Lenée, Swift Technique, Countdown to Ecstasy, Lowlands, Jefferson Berry, A Fistful of Sugar, Shane Dodd, Midnight Singers, Neil Nathan, Rich Adams, and many more.
Erin Ash Sullivan is a Massachusetts-based folk singer-songwriter who loves a good storytelling song. In 2021, she released her debut solo album, We Can Hear Each Other, which reached #10 on the FAI DJ Chart. In 2022, she was a “Most Wanted” selection from the Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, the recipient of the Mark Erelli Judge’s Choice Award in the New England Songwriting Competition, and a Songwriter Serenade Semifinalist. Victor Infante of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette describes her music as “delicate and evocative” with songs full of “nuance and emotional resonance.”
Aaron Nathans is a Philadelphia-based alternative folk music singer, songwriter and recording artist with a distinct sound, due in large part to a combination of rhythmic acoustic guitar, wide-ranging baritone vocals and beautiful melodies that you won’t soon forget. When pairing that with talented songwriting that touches on everyday life and easily connects with audiences, you’ll see why Aaron is someone you won’t want to miss.

Aaron has a unique brand of storytelling. He writes 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 describes his songs as, “wild-mind, bittersweet acoustic music.” This doesn’t mean somber. It means you’re in for a treat whether you’re watching Aaron at a live show or tuning in to his extensive Spotify and YouTube playlists. He creates an unforgettable listening experience that keeps audiences on the edge of their seat.

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