Concert series to show more intimate side of artists

Third Thursdays is an upcoming concert series in Jefferson City sponsored by G2 Gallery and Q Entertainment. The concerts will take place at the G2 Gallery located at second floor of 102 E. High St.

The idea of the series is to allow for fans, both old and new, to come see local musicians in a different light from the usual crowded bar scene.

G2’s Kellie Green says G2, which is located in the old Lohman Opera House, is perfect for live music.

“We are hoping to allow people to come enjoy some excellent tunes in a more relaxed setting and learn more about the artists themselves,” she said in an e-mail. “We are going to deliver a sort of ‘VH1 Storytellers’ vibe with the musicians telling the crowd a little about themselves and being able to mingle with the fans.”

The first artists, performing on July 19, are Bobby Showers and David Baker.

Showers enjoys and portrays a variety of genres from blues to pop to reggae. Variety in taste in music is a huge part of his influence. Showers has been performing for about eight years now, including on High Street and Summit Lake Winery. You can look him up on Facebook and check out his Reverbnation profile.

David Baker enjoys a variety of genres as well, however, he is particularly attached to the singer/songwriter vibe. His biggest influence and inspiration is Texas songwriter Townes Van Zandt, who draws the same feel as such artists as Bob Dylan.

Baker considers his “style,” if forced to categorize, as alt country folk, or red dirt style. He has been songwriting for about 12 years and playing guitar for about eight years, but has been passionate about music since childhood.

The first show is July 19. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar available. Tickets are available at Carrie’s Hallmark on High Street as well as online at www.g2gallery.net.

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