Musical Variety | November 19th, 2021
This is a rescheduled GCA 2019-21 season concert
How to describe this dynamic duo comprised of classically trained Polish jazz musician Kuba and his Broadway belting wife Rebecca with her crystal clear vocals…Audiences around the country are pleasantly surprised to take a chance on and experience such a rare blend of musical expression as is the rising musical act known as Kubecca.
From Dylan and Streisand to Chopin & Jobim, common thought would not give great odds that two such different talents could collide and bring such a wide array of musical styles into a cohesive whole – and yet it absolutely works!
“We love hearing from our audiences that they had no idea what to expect and we’re thrilled they took a chance on us,” says Rebecca Lowe. “We do songs everyone knows and loves, staying true to the genre, but putting our spin on it.” Kuba adds, “We have a lot of fun letting the crowd in our on our unusual story, 100% true, and surprising them with a show that is completely unique and engaging.”
Concert Pianist | Friday, March 4th, 2022
From a young age, it was evident that Jason had inherited his grandfather’s “slip note” touch at the piano, as it managed to “slip” its way into even the most elementary songs from his early piano lessons.
Jason’s keen ability to play music by ear led to a childhood spent arranging his own renditions of the songs he loved, just as his “Grandad” did throughout his career.In addition to sharing the piano bench at home, Jason grew up performing with Floyd at his concerts and on national TV, and though he was only 12 years old when Floyd passed away, the close relationship they shared formed the foundation upon which Jason has built his own career in music.Jason made his Grand Ole Opry debut at age 17, and two years later, he was given the honor of playing for the Medallion Ceremony recognizing Floyd’s induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Since then, he has spent his career in the studio and on stage, producing a collection of his own piano albums and touring across the country in concerts that pay tribute to his grandfather’s enduring legacy and signature piano style.A Nashville native, Jason makes his home in Hendersonville, Tennessee, with his wife, Natalie, and their new baby boy, Avery Cramer.
Bluegrass | Friday, April 8th, 2022
Based in Nashville for over 20 years, husband and wife, Michael and Jennifer McLain both grew up in musical families, are both banjo players, and have been playing together since their first date. Their music is a fresh blend of “Jennifer’s sweet and pure, even angelic voice” and Michael’s “incredibly skillful” musicianship.They are simply the nicest people you’ll meet! Also, very professional, talented & experienced. They would join you together along with an upright bassist & a fiddle player from Nashville.
They have an A-list of players from which they can choose; listen to the recordings – you can hear what that foursome sounds like. It’s great! Growing up, Michael performed with his family, the McLain Family Band in 49 states, Mexico, Canada, Japan and Brazil, including concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Chicago’s Orchestra Hall and appearances on NBC’s Today Show and the CBS Morning News.
In addition to recording for Big Pick Productions, Jennifer was an artist on Pinecastle Records and has recorded as a harmony vocalist for other major labels and demos in Nashville.Together they have performed from New York to California, in Canada, and have appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, Kentucky Educational Television, Iowa Public Television, The Nashville Network, Country Music Television, NPR, and the PBS show, Song of the Mountains, which airs on over 180 Public Television outlets across the United States.
Soul Vocalist | Friday, October 21, 2022
Chris Burke’s velvet vocals combine contemporary neo-soul/pop with the classic sounds of Stax and Motown. His style ranges effortlessly from the grit of Stevie Wonder to the smooth R&B of Luther Vandross and to the pop falsetto of Daryl Hall. Having grown up in Henderson, North Carolina, then Birmingham, Alabama, he honed his vocal skills at Emory University in Atlanta where he served as lead in his a cappella group, with whom he toured and recorded 3 full length albums.
After college, in Atlanta, he was chosen out of over 6500 vocalists to be a part of the Today Show’s version of American Idol called Today Show’s Superstars, where he performed and was featured on national and local television and radio numerous times.
Launching his career as a singer and songwriter after that, Atlanta and the Today Show experience would spring board him to the musical mecca that is Nashville where he continues to appear on stages all over the city. With producer/bass player Bobby King, he has put together an incredible soul band and has performed at many local Nashville venues, including a weekly residency.
He has released several recording projects, including 4 full length albums of both original material and covers. For his latest studio album, he worked closely with famed songwriter Mike Reid. ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me: The Mike Reid SongBook,’ is an album filled with soulful versions of many of Reid’s classic songs.