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Nancy Huebner

For Nancy Huebner, it’s all about healing. Whether she has a stethoscope in her ears, or a piano at her fingertips, her heart is in tune with all the ways healing can happen: laughter, introspection, sharing stories, cathartic tears. Her passion is writing and performing original songs that run the gamut from Broadway-style patter to pop/folk/jazz to melodic ballads. A native Philadelphian, she started playing piano at the age of seven and later studied vocal performance at Temple University. Nancy is a registered nurse and is currently working on a musical project about healthcare. She is thrilled to be playing at Our Community Cup...

Jackie Puppet

New Jersey’s Jackie Puppet was founded in 2007 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Brad Kleiman and Jim “Southside Slim” Williams. Their first performances were at Crossroads in Garwood, NJ, where they were part of the open-mic scene. After years as a duo, Jackie Puppet were joined by “Saxy” Joe Braverman (on sax!) and Slim’s Laziza bandmate Glenn “Hill” Hillman (on drums), transforming Jackie Puppet into the rock & roll band it was always meant to be. With the addition of NY singer-songwriter Grace Bergere on bass and vocals, Jackie Puppet’s sound was more versatile than ever. As for that Jackie Puppet sound? Alternately raucous, mellow, melodic, and anthemic, Jackie Puppet’s music is as unpredictable as its band members. Lyrics about horse-racing, beer-drinking, guitar-playing, and a cast of characters with names like Peg...

Kira Shcherbakova

Kira Shcherbakova was born in Kiev, Ukraine and moved to the United States with her family at the age of ten. She learned English within a few months and began dreaming of becoming a famous, professional singer. She went to different venues, asking to sing, but got rejected every time. One restaurant owner even said, “My worst singers are better than you.” It was heartbreaking! One day, she got invited to sing at a Mother’s Day church concert, to which she said, “I’m Jewish. I can’t go into a church.” The women persisted, however, and Kira changed her mind. This was an opportunity to sing, after all. When she got there, she was surprised to see that the people were happy and accepting, quite unlike what she had seen elsewhere. She talked to the pastor and he answered all the questions she had for years about life and the meaning of it all. She...

Chris Adams

Chris Adams brings a palpable energy and considerable skill to his music. Classically trained, this powerful performer fuses the precise agility of his traditional background and the soulfulness of the blues genre with his penchant for venturing past the confines of the ordinary. The songs he creates both borrow from existing musical modalities and extend beyond them. Listening to his music takes one on a journey that is at once melodic and extraordinary, satisfying and lulling, astonishing and invigorating. He creates with sound the visual equivalent of a painter’s colors and hues, varied textures and depth, and one is drawn in to the experience. Chris’s voice is eloquent, expressive of both powerful feeling and subtle nuance. His voice intertwines around and through his guitar work, weaving a tapestry that rivets the listener. His lyrics draw on the rich depth of an expansive mind...

Al Bien

Al Bien is the owner of Springfield Music Store and has been playing popular folk music since the late 60’s and 70’s. He began playing the guitar the summer before he started at Villanova University and helped make his way through college with some gigs and his part time job teaching guitar. . Citing such influences as James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, John Denver, he performed some of the songs of these artists as well as his original songs on the college circuit , and at coffeehouses and festivals throughout the east coast region. Notably opening shows for Bonnie Raitt, Dennis Doherty of the Mamas and the Papas and Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, at the legendary Main Point Coffee House in Bryn Mawr and with various other staples of the folk music scene, Dave Van Ronk and Spider John Koerner and many others in folk festivals and concerts. Al will be performing this evening with...

Alyssa Dodge

Alyssa Dodge  is a young musician. Her musical journey started when she asked for a guitar for Christmas soon after she turned six years old. Now, seven years later, she performs a wide variety of classic rock and modern pop at several locations every month. Her facebook music page is...

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