Oakland-based pianist, singer /songwriter Monica Pasqual has won 6 Emmy Awards and 5 Independent Music Awards. Her song ‘Bird in Hand’ was ranked third by the Folk Radio DJ chart in 2011. She has composed soundtracks for PBS, The History Channel, and National Geographic TV. In 2000 Pasqual formed the popular Bay Area band Blame Sally with Renee Harcourt, Pam Delgado, and Jeri Jones; which has had great national and international success for over a decade, recording 8 albums. Monica’s highly acclaimed new solo album ‘Is Fortune a Wheel’ is a haunting meditation on love, loss and the stages of grief. It was recorded with ‘The Handsome Brunettes’: Josh McClain on cello, Blame Sally percussionist/vocalist Pam Delgado, and guitarist Velvy Appleton of Spark & Whisper. www.monicapasqual.com
Award-winning singer/songwriter Renee Harcourt of Blame Sally (now living in Sebastopol) and NYC transplant John McConnel are ‘Dear John Love Renee’, and they deliver smart song-writing, tight harmonies and rootsy acoustic guitar in the Americana/Folk/Pop genre. Renee’s songs have been featured on all major TV networks including NPR and BBC and won an Independent Music Award for Blame Sally. Joining them is Sam Page on upright bass and harmony vocals, and Pam Delgado. Their sound has been compared to The Everly Brothers and Simon & Garfunkel with a hint of Broadway and The Grateful Dead! www.dearjohnloverenee.com .
Do not miss this extraordinary double bill concert at OCA’s acoustic ‘sweet spot’! $22 Advance/$26 at the door. Fine Refreshments include wine and beer. Art Gallery open during events. Wheelchair Accessible.