Join us for Todd Kessler Presents: Songwriters in the Round at Hey Nonny! Hosted by Todd Kessler, this monthly event features a different group of singer-songwriters for each performance. Join the circle and get an up close and personal musical experience.
March includes Todd’s featured artist Aaron Williams plus Noah Gabriel and Lisa Gloria
Aaron Williams is a songwriter, performer, recording artist, producer, and festival promoter from Chicago IL. His professional career spans two decades and has brought his music to world famous events and venues across America. After graduating from Columbia College Chicago, Aaron has performed nationally, recorded original music in some of the country’s most prestigious studios, and contributed original music/interviews to feature films, documentaries, and television programs. Aaron Williams’ company is Skyline Entertainment and hosts multiple showcases across the year hosting ORIGINAL bands from Chicagoland called Skyline Music Concert Series and the now famous annual Homegrown Arts and Music Festival, celebrating its 8th year coming up this summer 2020 in Chicago’s West Suburbs of Lisle IL.
Noah Gabriel Honesty is where the best songs come from, and a decade ago – within the first lines of the first song from his very first album, no less – Noah Gabriel was already making that abundantly clear. “I don’t know what to say, but I won’t turn away,” from the appropriately-titled “Pride,” ushered Gabriel into the Chicago roots-rock scene, crafting his own blend of amiable roots-rock that pulls equally from fiery blues of Stevie Ray Vaughn or BB King and wry folk witticisms a la Lucinda Williams or Ryan Adams. From 2005’s debut solo effort In Aurora to 2015’s Easy (as part of the power-trio Noah’s Arcade), 2017’s thematic concept album, Dead Reckoning, about illness, death, and grief, and his newest, 2018’s So It Goes…Gabriel’s songs are powerful dissections of characters in desperate times or taking even more desperate measures.
Lisa Gloria brings a crooning, smoky voice that can both rise to the rafters or curl around your heart. Our influences range from honkey-tonk wailers to jazz to rock. Whatever the song needs. Every tune is a bit of theater and we will make you believe.
Calling Todd Kessler a singer/songwriter simply wouldn’t do him justice. The rising folk-rock star is the consummate storyteller, with a remarkable ability to take listeners on a winding, wonderful, and introspective journey through the depths of the human experience.