CAGB Coffeehouse Series

Spring 2015 Schedule

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All shows at 8:00 pm
in the West Lounge
of the Campus Activities
Building

Specialty Coffees, Desserts
and Performance
FREE of Charge!

For more information on
any of the shows listed,
contact the
Office of Campus Activities
at 464-5618 or by email at

campact@upstate.edu

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Mockingbird Sun
Tuesday, January 27

Rockin’ country trio Mockingbird Sun gets their name from the mockingbird, which is the state bird of both Texas and Tennessee.  Charlie and Brett are both from Dallas and Truck calls Nashville home.  Like a fusion of both states, their sound is both outlaw and pop, vintage and modern, country and rock and roll.  They fit perfectly in a playlist that includes Tom Petty, Miranda Lambert, Kings of Leon, Foster the People, Florida Georgia Line and Kenny Chesney.  They are the perfect soundtrack to the never ending search for a good time.  Mockingbird Sun has opened for the Eli Young Band, Toby Keith, Martina Mc Bride, Eric Church and many more.  Their song “Lucky Guy” has been in rotation on CMT, GAC and The Country Network.

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Jeff LeBlanc
Tuesday, February 24

Listening to Jeff LeBlanc’s new album My Own Way There is like driving with the top down.  With Jeff at the wheel, he takes you on a winding road through a varied landscape of songs and stories.  The opening track, This Moment, rings like a mission statement for LeBlanc’s journey; the lyric “you’ve come too far to have to turn back now” depicts his unwavering perseverance on the path to achieving something to call his own.

Jeff and his Jeep logged over 70,000 miles this past year, encompassing hundreds of theaters, clubs and college campuses, taking him from coast to coast.  Along the way, he’s been called upon to support a diverse array of artists including Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Caillat, Goo Goo Dolls, Matt Nathanson, Luke Bryan, Lifehouse, Chris Isaak, Parachute and many more.  As a self-managed artist, his continuous grass-roots efforts has built him a dedicated following - a following longing for his third studio album.

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Lauren Marsh
Tuesday, March 31

Following up the release of Lauren Marsh’s debut EP ‘Ready for Takeoff’ in October of 2012, Lauren released her new record "The Incurable Heart" in September 2014, reaching yet another milestone in her career.  "The Incurable Heart" is a compilation of collective experiences over the past two years that speaks to the ups and downs of relationships and explores the universality of emotions that everyone can relate to.

As a singer-songwriter Lauren performs acoustically or with her full band at venues like World Cafe Live in Philly. Lauren incorporates jazz, pop, rock, and indie influences in a style that is uniquely her own. Lauren’s artistry combines key experiences from starting as a jazz vocalist, spending 5-years as a lead vocalist and keyboard player in rock bands, and immersing herself into the music of artists like Adele, Led Zeppelin, and Ella Fitzgerald.

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Lakin
Tuesday, April 28

Lakin is a young singer/songwriter with a voice sweeter than honey, whose combination of genre-defying musical styles, stunning melodic gifts, beauty, and warmth shine through in her heartfelt lyrics and powerful performances. She grew up in an entertainment based family in Riverside, California and went on to major in jazz studies at Long Beach State. Lakin has cultivated a loyal fan base throughout Southern California, opening for such major acts as Sheryl Crow, Colbie Caillat, Brian McKnight, Sheila E., and Gladys Knight. On her excellently received album, If Night Turns to Daylight, Lakin displays her multiple talents of writing, performing, arranging, and producing. Her striking collection of songs represents a revolution of the spirit—reflecting themes that go beyond the superficial and into the deeper human experience of the reconciliation of the soul. Lakin’s music is sure to penetrate not only the listener’s ear, but also the listener’s heart.