This week on the Celtfather, in preparation for GenCon, we’re looking at several Comedy Musicians in our Music Spotlight – check them out below!
Jonnie MacCracken’s Concerts continue to be fun, but we’re looking to grow our audience to keep me coming back – there have been several fans that have stepped up and are working to make a bigger audience a regular occurrence, so help them out by contacting Kat!
Comedy Music Spotlight
Sarah Donner is an indie folkpop songstress who has embraced her inner catlady. She works the stage with a powerful vocals, punchy guitar, and a candid stage presence. That Is A Pegasus (2014) is her fifth studio album released on her label CatLady Records. The new songs teeter back and forth between playful, rock, nerd core, and ballads, all tied together with bright melodies and driving, energetic instrumentals. Her music has been featured on Conan O’Brien’s blog, NPR, Showtime, and CBS News. She is a graduate of Westminster Choir College. After stretching her legs with musical theatre, she picked up a guitar, abandoned her classical roots, and started rocking out (with fantastic breath support). Sarah Donner’s cold New England heart was transplanted to New Jersey where she fosters kittens when not on tour. Fun Fact: She is certified to drive a fork lift.
The Damsels of Dorkington are here to usher in a new era of Dork Pride. They are three nerdalicious ladies and one dude in a dress who have come to bring you Nerdcore Improv: a blend of raucous comedy, music and geekery guaranteed to make you laugh, cry or vomit. Perhaps all three.An interesting personal fact is hard for us. I would say the most interesting thing I can come up with about ALL of us is that we’re a group of four members who all live in four different states.
Bill Sutton is a multi-decade folk and filk musician who usually performs with his wife, Brenda, as the Irish & Eclectic Music duo Bed & Breakfast. He is a gamer, an award-winning songwriter, a frequent guest and panelist at SF conventions, a very occasional veteran of Dr. Demento airplay, a beer connoisseur, and a dog lover. Cats – meh.
Bill has played music on every continent except Antarctica, where it is rumored the penguins have a restraining order against him.
Dan the Bard composes, records, and performs D&D themed music and other songs about popular nerd culture. He performs on period instruments and the songs are set to Medieval, Renaissance, Folk, and original music. He is the music director of the Bristol Renaissance Faire and has just started his 20th season there as Dan the Bard! He has 8 CD’s, including his “Gamer Trilogy” Manticores and Owlbears, Bard Camp! and Epic Lute. Dan also takes commissions! Get your character immortalized in song! Check out danthebard.com!
“The Great Luke Ski” was declared by Doctor Demento to be his radio program’s “Most Requested Artist of the 21st Century” at DragonCon 2004. His song parodies, originals, stand-up and sketches about pop culture phenomena have made him a favorite performer at science-fiction and fandom conventions all across the Midwest and beyond.
His past hits among his fans include songs about Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Spider-Man, Star Trek, Pirates of the Caribbean, Battlestar Galactica, Batman, Firefly, Doctor Who, Disney buying Marvel, Monty Python, with more recent hits about Scooby Doo, 80’s media franchise mascots, and being a ‘fake adult’. He has won two awards at the Logan Whitehurst Memorial Awards For Excellence In Comedy Music (www.loganawards.com). He is the musical jester of sci-fi, the emissary of rap dementia, the pimp of the geek nation, and a prominent bacon enthusiast.
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Mentioned This Week on The Celtfather #36
- Celtic Music Highlight of the Week has been temporarily replaced with the Comedy Music Highlight! Check out the artists above!
- Time to Vent on a festival – after several submissions and no acceptance, I’ll hold out on performing with them, but not by submitting to perform.
- New Renaissance Festival Podcast interview with Bardmageddon
- It’s the last day of the Celtic Music Challenge for the 10th Anniversary! If we hit 30 voicemails (only missing 3), I’ll put out a 3-hour Irish & Celtic Music Podcast this week.
- Johnnie MacCracken’s Celtic Pub – last week’s show was great, but we don’t know if I’ll be back next year.
- Atlanta Street Team for Advertising – We’d love to grow the audience at Johnnie MacCracken’s Pub Shows, so if you’d like to help with flyering, ask Kat!
- How to Celebrate success?
- GenCon Schedule
- Firefly Concert – Sold Out
- Cat Show – 49 Seats Left
- SciFi Drinking Songs – 60 Seats Left
- Come out and join in the fun!
- Come out and join me at Pepper Place Farmer’s Market concert this weekend! 8am – 12pm!