Wintersong at Gates of Heaven is an indie-acoustic local holiday harvest featuring Whitney Mann, PHOX, Paul Otteson, Crane Your Swan Neck, Anna Vogelzang, Count This Penny, and Dietrich Gosse.
Enjoy an evening of seasonal covers and originals on Saturday, December 8th at Gates of Heaven,302 E. Gorham St. Show starts promptly at 7 PM, All Ages. $10 to enter, or $7 with a canned good. All proceeds will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. RSVP Here.
About the performers:
Anna Vogelzang is thrilled to announce this holiday show, which she curated to support the Second Harvest Food Bank of Madison. Earlier this year, Vogelzang released the full-length album Canary In A Coal Mine on Paper Anchor Records. A fully crafted folk-pop album complete with poetic ballads, plucky banjos, shimmering strings and Vogelzang’s warm yet commanding voice, Canary In A Coal Mine has been met with warm reviews since its release this past February. Wading in with a 9 out of 10 review, Pop Matters praised the “the exquisite lyrical craftsmanship on Canary in a Coal Mine,” which “is matched by Vogelzang’s incredible vocal range, evoking everyone from Regina Spektor to Ani DiFranco, shifting between delicate lilt and evocative howl at will.” Performer Magazine describes the album as “varied and jubilant,” showcasing a “voice that can knock down a listener, clashing from a sweet, nearly conversational tone into a confident country-girl howl.”
Count This Penny is an Appalachian pop band based in Madison, Wisconsin, by way of East Tennessee. They write songs born of doggedly traveling to and from the hills of home. Since their first show at the Down Home’s Open Hoot in 2009, CTP has appeared on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Television, and WDVX’s Blue Plate Special. Following their national radio debut in March, their EP hit the #6 spot on the iTunes singer-songwriter chart.
Whitney Mann is an old soul with a child’s glow. Her story is only beginning. It’s the story of a poetic farm girl from Michigan who grew up to open for Loretta Lynn. It’s the story of a young woman whose voice will break your heart but whose songs will bring you back for more. Her new package of country ballads and barn tales is called The Western Sky. “Whitney Mann is the best kept secret in Wisconsin,” says Willie Nelson Production Manager John T. Selman, who watched 26-year-old Mann open for Nelson. “She’s raw, she’s real. Whitney sings and writes from the heart. You can’t ask for more than that from a musician.”