SPEAK YOUR TRUTH - A NIGHT OF STORY TELLING
Feat. Jahn Rome and Yasmin Williams
Planned Parenthood and Songbyrd Present
Downstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 6:00 PM // SHOW: 6:30 PM
Tuesday May 21, 2019
What’s better than a safe space, good music, and speaking your truth? Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan DC and Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House presents a night of Storytelling! Feel free to sign up and share an autobiographical story or just enjoy the show! Come support Planned Parenthood, share stories, and drink together. With performances by Jahn Rome and Yasmin Willaims. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 day of.
Hailing from Maryland, Jahn Rome defines himself as an authentic voice with a passionate stage presence. On the come up, Rome earned his performing experience playing at countless house shows and intimate concerts. As of late, he’s gotten a taste for bigger stages after opening for artists such as Wu-Tang Clan, Dumbfoundead, Steve Aoki and P.O.S, as well as selling out his first headlining show.
While Rome is no stranger to the stage, he finds deep purpose in creating songs that connect with audiences off stage. He understands that his privileged position as a white and cisgender man already gives him a platform that many people do not have. Using his philosophy and gender studies background, Rome engages with topics and problems that many refuse to tackle. This willingness to engage with unknowns and uncertainties is central to his music and performances.
After some reflection and work in the studio, Rome began a phase of consistent releases, gaining the attention and support of dozens of blogs, including notable sites/channels such as EARMILK, ELEVATOR and Promoting Sounds, which culminated in the release of his projects So Much For So Long and Jahny.
By using his voice, he has the greatest potential to assist in causes that help us become more critical of the status quo. This passion for good causes consistently fuels his music and performances; he has played for large-scale fundraising concerts in the DMV and Philly areas to benefit organizations such as the ACLU, umttr, USO and JDRF. With every step on a stage, Jahn Rome seizes another opportunity to connect with people and show them a new perspective.
Yasmin Williams is an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist with an unorthodox, modern style of playing. She grew up in northern Virginia and was introduced to the guitar after playing the video game Guitar Hero 2. Her first album, Unwind, was released in 2018 and is available on all major streaming services and Bandcamp. Yasmin's music has been reviewed by NPR Music, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Vintage Guitar Magazine and other publications and has charted highly on iTunes, Amazon Music, and Billboard Heatseekers charts.