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VIRGINIA MAN
with Eli Lev & The Fortunes Found and Marielle Kraft

Songbyrd Presents
Downstairs, All Ages


DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM

$10 / $12
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Songbyrd Presents

Sunday August 26, 2018

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VIRGINIA MAN

Virginia Man is a 5 piece indie rock group of recent college grads from Fredericksburg VA. Since the August 2016 release of their first single, "Paper Shields", Virginia Man has seen incredible growth and success. Their single charted on Spotify's US Viral 50 playlist and has accumulated over 525,000 plays. They are known for their timeless indie pop songs that deeply resonate with their fans as well as for their magnetic personalities that shine on stage through their organic charismatic performances.


ELI LEV & THE FORTUNES FOUND

Born in Washington, D.C. and raised by the world, Eli Lev is a traveler, self-proclaimed folk hero, and a passionate musician. Eli performs as a solo artist and with his new band, The Fortunes Found - featuring the powerful rhythms of all-star D.C. drummer Michael Miraglia, the big bass tones of wunderkind Bojan Novevski from Macedonia, and the folk melodies of Baltimore-based mandolin player Corey Thuro. With the new addition of lead guitar wizard Dante Frisiello - their full, neo-folk sound is truly something to behold on stage.
 
Eli’s infectious musicality, commitment to deep grooves, and soulful charisma foster an immersive experience for his audience that moves bodies and hearts. With the full-band-sound of Fortunes Found, his live shows are becoming one of the hottest ticket on the local DMV music scene.
 
“When I’ve been on the road, and I can’t speak the language, I’ve always been able to play a song and suddenly everyone’s singing and dancing. There’s a connection there, and, in that instant, there is a community,” marvels the Washington, D.C.-based artist.


MARIELLE KRAFT
 
Marielle Kraft is a singer/songwriter originally from Rhode Island, and currently based outside of Washington D.C. in Maryland. Self-taught, she began playing guitar at 16 and writing songs soon after. Her songs take shape as honest stories through comfortable arrangements, following suit to artists like Shawn Mendes, Ben Rector, and Taylor Swift. Oftentimes these stories are ones that we all find a piece of ourselves in, yet are written in a way simply unique to Marielle's artistry.

Over the past few years, Marielle has released two original EPs on iTunes and Spotify, as well as a brand new single, and she regularly plays covers and originals at venues across the mid-atlantic. Her first EP, Today Tomorrow Someday (2014) navigates the search for new purpose, while still remembering your roots. Her second EP, The Gibraltar Sessions (2016), features a stripped down delivery of 5 new original songs that seamlessly match clever lyrics of love, longing, and identity with chord progressions that will ring in your head for days afterward.

Her latest release, a single called "How Far You Feel," seeks to understand physical vs. emotional distance in a relationship.