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Chelsea Saddler in Concert! Jane Fallon Opens

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$12 – $18
Dubbed “The second coming of Joni Mitchell,” Chelsea Saddler has been hailed as the queen of women songwriters – past and present (Florida Times Union). Her lyrical content arises from a deep well of life experiences as a queer woman, adventure, and heartache.
Originally from Jacksonville, FL, Chelsea has been performing in the southeast for the past two decades with three original albums under her belt. She has opened for national touring artists Chris Pureka, Melissa Ferrick, Elephant Revival, Mount Moriah, David Onley, Cliff Eberhardt, and Susan Werner. As Chelsea played a one hour set on NPR’s “Roots and Branches” in Tennessee, she described her greatest influences as Lightning Hopkins, Leonard Cohen, and Madeline Adams.
Winner of the city of St. Augustine’s and The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival Songwriting Competitions, Chelsea also placed first in Bokeh Bar’s Comedy Competition in 2017.
Chelsea’s long-awaited full-length original solo album The Offering is available now.
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ACMA member and singer/songwriter, Jane Fallon opens the show.
According to her mother, Jane Fallon is known to have written songs in her playpen. It’s the voice, called “angelic” and “mesmerizing” that people notice first, and then the subtlety of the lyrics sinks in. Music reviewer Cyrus Rhodes hailed her as “powerful, inspirational. One of the good artists in a sea of soulless clutter.” This love of language led her to a career in teaching English, and that combined with musical genetics has kept her writing and singing her entire life.
She has been called the “quintessential folk storyteller performer” and many of her songs tell poignant stories that are hard to forget such as the racial massacre of Rosewood, the tragic end of civil rights activist, Nan Freeman, and the complex life of Jack Kerouac. On the other hand, her skill with words and ability with diverse genres results in songs that makes the audience smile, like the NPR featured “If You Can Fix My Car”. She rounds it all out with an ability to charm the audience with an a cappella tune like the uplifting “A Cappella Ella.”
She has 8 musical CD’s and three books to her credit and has won many songwriting awards including the Woody Guthrie Songwriting Competition, The American Songwriter Magazine Lyric Contest, and the South Florida Folk Festival. Her songwriting has led her to the Clancy Brothers Festival in Ireland, the Port Gamble Festival in Washington, and places in-between. She has recently relocated from New Hampshire to Dunedin, Florida and is delighted to be here.
Door donations:
$12 – Member
$18 – General Public
Tickets are available at the door.
Doors open at 6:30 PM and concert starts at 7:00 PM
Date: September 14
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: $12 – $18
Address: 2756 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33901

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