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2018 ARTISTS

 
THIRSTY BURLINGTON
emcee

In a career spanning more than twenty three years, Scott Townsend, aka Thirsty Burlington, is regarded as one of the finest celebrity impersonators. From his signature Cher, to Judy Garland and Michael Jackson, Scott raises the bar when it comes to taking an audience on a fantastical ride of music and comedy.

In the 2016 film Thirsty, bullied girly-boy Scott Townsend grows into revered drag queen Thirsty Burlington fighting obstacles along the way only to discover what he really wants is self-acceptance. Don't miss it... now on Netflix!

 
JO&CO

Joanna White & Company (JO&CO) has been consistently entertaining Cape Cod since 2008. With their tasteful combination of covers and originals, they immediately began raising positive vibes everywhere they played. Their performances are always thoughtfully executed, whether it is a quiet brunch or dinner with soft mellow music, or an all out rocking nightclub, with people dancing on the tables. JO&CO's unique sound and versatility is truly something special.

The band was started by lead vocalist Joanna Meager's desire to have a platform to perform her original music. The band consists of Joanna’s sister, Danielle Ryder, providing harmonious backing vocals, the elegantly hypnotizing guitar playing of Aaron Mayo, the solid groove of Patrick Golarz on drums, and finally, the girls’ father Tim White providing the smooth foundation on bass. The powerhouse sisterly vocalists, over a delicately arranged "company" just make for a killer combination.  

JO & CO is proud to announce the release of their self titled debut album available for sale in June of 2013. "This 14-track original music project has been three years in the making, and would not have been possible without the support of our family, friends and fans."

 
QUARTETT GIOCOSA

Quartett Giocosa was formed in 2017.  Liz, Heather and the two Irinas met years ago at the Cape Symphony, where they are all members. Being apparently a little slow on the draw it took a good five years for the girls to figure out that they would make an excellent string quartet.  Collectively the members of QG have had the good fortune to play with some amazing musicians including Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Mstislav Rostropovich, Anne Sophie Mutter, Mark O’Connor, Wynton Marsalis and Sarah Vaughan.  They have worked under the leadership of conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Tilson Thomas, Jane Glover, Lorin Maazel, Seiji Ozawa, and of course the incomparable Jung-Ho Pak.  They have played with fabulous orchestras including the Bergen Philharmonic, the Royal Danish Orchestra, the Atlanta and Oklahoma Symphonies, the Boston Lyric and Chicago Opera Companies and the Upsala Chamber Orchestra.  They are all very excited to continue to pursue this new project and look forward to many years of making exciting performances happen together.

 

Photo credit: Pandora Peoples

OUT LATE WITH DIANA DIGIOIA

Roots rock, blues and swing meet witty, compelling storytelling in the songs of Out Late’s Diana Di Gioia. The Cape Cod Times describes her songs as “Finely honed narratives with telling details sung with confidence and determination”. A three time finalist in the Cape’s Eventide Arts Songwriter Contest, Diana’s tunes blend word- nerd lyrical skills with rock ‘n’ roll energy. Together with lead guitarist J Hagenbuckle, harmony vocalist Melody Masi & bassist Peter Giordano, the band delivers what Payomet Performing Center for the Arts calls “Exuberant sound and fun storytelling”.  

Diana is the director of Community Acupuncture on Cape Cod in Dennis, an affordable, sliding scale acupuncture clinic.  She’s been a proud member of the provider team for CWC since the very beginning.  Acupuncturist, songwriter, and cancer survivor, the CCWMF is Diana’s dream gig.

 

Photo credit: Rachel Evans

ROSES AND CIGARETTES

Roses & Cigarettes formed in Los Angeles in 2013 when the country cover band that Jenny Pagliaro was singing in auditioned Angela Petrilli for a vacant guitar position. Pagliaro and Petrilli immediately bonded over their desire to perform original material and similar tastes in music – from the classics like Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles and Bonnie Raitt; to more contemporary artists like Patty Griffin, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert. It was a mutual love of singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne and his song Roses and Cigarettes that inspired the

name of the band.

 

When the girls released their debut album in May of 2015, Jenny and Angela were eager to promote it by hitting the road and playing the songs live. Those plans were put on hold in early July when Pagliaro was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer, and immediately began treatment. Jenny underwent two surgeries, 8 rounds of chemo and radiation only to have the cancer return again in September of 2016 – just prior to the band’s west coast tour. The tour and shows went on, and upon returning to LA, Pagliaro once again entered another round of grueling treatment. Despite a Stage IV diagnosis, the new treatment has been effective and Jenny is finally seeing her health start to improve. She knows she won’t ever be cured of the disease, but Pagliaro feels that making music with Roses & Cigarettes is the best medicine of all. “I have to take care of myself and stay healthy – that’s my priority, but my music and the band will be an important part of that healing process.”

 

Roses & Cigarettes’ music is an eclectic blend of Roots, Rock, Americana, Country and Pop – the perfect recipe for the classic California sound. The band has sold out shows at Harvelle’s in Santa Monica and Second Stage at Hotel Café in Hollywood; and headlined Pappy & Harriet’s in the high desert. Roses & Cigarettes have supported Jim Lauderdale, Luther Dickinson, Marc Broussard, Radney Foster, Elizabeth Cook, Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters, The Record Company and Amanda Shires among others. Their music has been featured on KLOS FM and KCSN FM in Los Angeles; and Pagliaro and Petrilli have endorsements from Fender

Guitars, Martin Guitars and D’Addario guitar strings.

 

Roses & Cigarettes are currently in the studio in LA recording an acoustic record, which is due out later this year. The band’s self-titled debut album is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora and most other digital outlets; and on their website, www.rosesandcigarettes.com.

 
MOLLY PARMENTER

Cape Cod native Molly Parmenter is a singer-songwriter in the truest form. With evocative lyrics, unique arrangements, and a voice filled with stinging sincerity, Molly’s brand of eclectic folk/rock is sultry, deeply soulful, and complex.

 
TIANNA ESPERANZA

Tianna Romero McLardy, also known as Tianna Esperanza, is a singer/songwriter who embodies a depth of talent and heart well beyond her young years. Her music has been described as having hints of Sade, Public Enemy, and Gil Scott-Heron. Tianna is known for her calm presence on stage, which when paired with songs that feature roaring protest undertones, makes for a powerful and unforgettable experience.

She presently calls Cape Cod, Massachusetts home, and can be found in places where peace and love resides or needs it most.

 

Photo credit: Salt Box Press

RUBY ROSE FOX
back by popular demand!

Ruby Rose Fox, a vocal powerhouse of soul-­driven, edgy indie-pop, whose voice threatens to knock down the walls of any room in which she performs is hard at work to make 2018 her strongest year of new releases and live performances. Ruby is an actress, director, writer, and has produced eight music videos in 3 years. 

The Boston Herald describes Ruby Rose Fox’s music as “ arty, edgy rock ‘n’ roll that lets her be Lou Reed and Nico at the same time… [and seems] to come from another scene, another world.”

In 2015, Ruby Rose Fox was the musical featured in a live production of WBUR/NPR’s On Point Live! with Tom Ashbrook and Cheryl Strayed and embarked on a very successful tour supporting Martha Davis and The Motels. Ruby had been touring nationally every since.

Her debut album, “Domestic” was released in 2016 and reached #8 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. 

In 2017, Ruby was awarded a grant from the Boston Foundation and will release her sophomore record Blood Brothers in 2018. Also in 2017, Ruby started “Gifted,” a program that offers children voice lessons who could not otherwise afford them. 

 

And... Ruby’s new album “Salt” has just been released and she is donating a portion of the proceeds of every CD sold tonight to Cape Wellness Collaborative!

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