|Time & Place|
|Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 7:00 pm
2510 N. Armistead Ave.
Hampton, VA 23666
|Admission is by donation ($5 suggested).|
|Refreshments will be provided for sale.|
Born in Portsmouth and raised in Norfolk, James Arellano didn’t pick up the guitar until seven years ago, but has been singing live in front of audiences since the sixth grade. But it wasn’t until he started playing the guitar, that he really found his voice. Influenced by classics like James Taylor and The Beatles, and contemporaries like Jason Mraz, Amos Lee and John Mayer, James performs locally throughout Hampton Roads.
James was recently chosen as a Top Ten Semi-Finalist in the 2011 Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Emerging Artist Competition, and as part of the competition performed his original song, "Memory" at the Chrysler Museum of Art's Kaufman Theatre in Norfolk.
Luke Hartman finds his musical inspiration in uncertainty.
Understanding that the world can be a confusing and mysterious place, Luke hopes to bring clarity, humor and peace to listeners through his combination of genuine lyrics, acoustic guitar tones and soothing vocals.
Luke’s laid-back, lyrical approach to music is reminiscent of the mellow sounds of Jack Johnson, Bob Dylan and John Mayer. These also happen to be three of Luke’s biggest musical influences, along with Ray LaMontagne and James Taylor.
When it comes to his music career, Luke takes a do-it-yourself approach. For example, he recently recorded and produced himself a five-song CD, entitled Grow, of all original material. This 2011 project marked a significant step in Luke’s career because this was his first endeavor in home recording.
With the ever-changing state of the music industry and the recent accessibility of music distribution channels, Luke believes his success will come from his own efforts.