Laura Joy, Eric Douglas, and Chris O'Brien - AZ Meets Boston: A Zoom Songwriter Showcase


Zoom Concert!! Join Eric Douglas, Chris O'Brien, and Laura Joy for an in-the-round performance from the coziness of your own home. BYOD (Bring Your Own Dinner/Drinks) for an evening of connection and original music.

About the Performers:

Eric Douglas is an Arizona singer-songwriter who paints an American landscape, with songs from the Southwestern desert, the Great Plains, and the open road. He combines contemporary folk, classic rock, and Texas country to tell stories of people finding their place in the world...for better or worse. Eric's performances are engaging and intimate, as he expertly balances serious songs with a dry humor. Eric cut his teeth in New York City bars and coffeehouses in the late 90s, and has lived in Arizona since 2002, where he regularly performs around the state, and continues to perform online while venues and festivals are shut down. Laura Joy is an AZ based touring artist who impresses audiences with her warmth, ability to connect emotionally, and songs that touch the soul. She has developed a unique playing and singing style that defies comparison. She has written songs that have won wide acclaim including first place at the Great River Folk Festival, best original song from NPR’s Chicagoland affiliate and repeat accolades at the Acorn Theater Songwriting Contest. She has opened for and shared stages with many nationally known touring artists including Restless Heart, Greg Brown, Robbie Fulks, Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts. Chris O'Brien grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts. He is the son of two women. Music was always an important part of his life, and after trying a handful of different instruments, Chris picked up the guitar at the age of fourteen. It wasn't long before he began writing his own songs. In 2001, Chris joined the renowned Boston music scene and began playing open mics around the city. He released his first album, "Lighthouse," in 2007 and his second album, "Little Red," in 2010. "Lighthouse" became one of the best-selling singer/songwriter albums on iTunes after Chris appeared on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion." Chris O'Brien's songs have appeared on celebrity playlists, TV shows (Skins: Season 3, Episode 8 "Effy"), and National Public Radio. He currently lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.

About the show format:

In The Round. This means each act performs one song at a time, one after another Showtime is 8:00 - 9:30 pm (EST): Show will run approximately 1 hour, amounting to 4 or 5 "rounds" "Doors open" at 7:45pm (EST): That's right, we can chat before the show begins! Audience will be muted during the show for sound clarity issues, but we can all talk before and after the performance. This show will not be recorded. That's what makes this special, sharing the moment with you in real time. Your generous $donation goes entirely to the artists. Your donation* reserves your place in the "Zoom Room," and guarantees the private link is emailed to you prior to the show. We look forward to sharing music and community with you! *Refunds will not be available, but you may give your seat to someone else if you're unable to attend.