Gretchen Pleuss, Rebecca Jean, Amanda Walsh and Tom Girard
North Coast Songwriters Summit Meeting at Nighttown! On Nighttown's "Stephen's Green" patio stage.
"As with some of her proudly stated musical heroes, which include Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, and Ani Difranco, Pleuss keeps the music above the standard, three-chord, coffee-house troubadour sound with some cool chord progressions (a la Mitchell) and grooves underneath layered vocal harmonies. Her most recent release, From Birth to Breath to Bone, was self-produced and is available on vinyl or compact disc.
Rebekah Jean is an original songwriter, born in Lake County, Ohio, 1985. She cut her professional musician teeth playing in a couple of touring bands during and after college, finally releasing her first solo album of original songs in January 2012. During 2012 and 2013 Rebekah Jean joined forces with the nationally-touring David Mayfield Parade as their full-time harmony singer and multi-instrumentalist. In addition to plotting her second album of original songs, her current pet project is co-fronting Classic Country outfit "Duchess."
Amanda Walsh has been playing piano and violin since she was seven years old. Her training began with Anita Pontremoli, Head of Collaborative Piano at The Cleveland Institute of Music. Amanda also studied violin with Helen Richards at The Cleveland Music School Settlement. In 1998, she graduated from She recently released an album entitled "Magic is Real" and debuted it at Nighttown and various venues in Northeast Ohio.