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Progressions Concert Series presents Jeremy James with special guest Nathan Duprey. Saturday, November 17, 2007. 8:00 PM, 7:30 PM doors. $10/$8 students. Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Center, 332 Hudson Ave, AlbanyCDGLCC
332 Hudson Ave, Albany
$10 / $8 Students, All Ages, Doors open at 7:30 PM
Call 518-462-6138 x-11 for information or reservations

Born and raised in by-God Arkansas and a direct descendant of Jesse James, this alt-country/folk singer-songwriter has steady aim with songs as gritty as Steve Earle and deft storytelling as poignant as John Prine. There are no vague poetic mumblings, just great straight-ahead lyrics about mama, church and politics; his influences ranging from the Indigo Girls to Johnny Cash, y'all. He's got four CDs under his gun belt, including his latest, Landlocked. It's a polished studio album that features popular touring singer-songwriter Namoli Brennet and local Albany, NY, favorites Almost Awake and the Bookdrop Bees.

Don't ask him his favorite places to perform. While he's played in venues ranging from Fagapalooza to coffeehouses, his favorites are the places where the audience really listens. Whether it's a big festival or a tiny bar, it's those folks with attentive faces who make it a good gig.

In 2006 Jeremy was a winner of the Shine Songwriters Contest, a benefit for the arts in schools. He also received an honorable mention in the 2006 PeaceDriven Songwriting Contest for the songs "Christmas in September," "Allegiance," and "The Back Row."

His first album, Wasted Youth, a studio album released in May 2005, was well received. His second release, Grey Gardens, came out in December of that same year. It's less produced, the simplicity of his guitar, voice and songs shining through. In September of 2006 he released Lost Souls, an EP of live and demo songs.

He's shared the stage with Chris Pureka, Adrianne, Namoli Brennet, Mara Levi, and Kris Landherr. His songs have been featured on regional radio as well as internet stations.

" … a hallmark of songwriting talent." – CE Skidmore, Glens Falls PostStar

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Saturday, September 15th

Progressions Concert Series: Andrea Paquin and Arjuna Greist

Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Center
332 Hudson Ave., Albany, NY
8:00 PM, $10, $8 Students

All ages! Doors open at 7:30 PM. Reservations encouraged and appreciated. For information or to make reservations contact Carrie Knepp at 518.462.6138 x-11 or progressionsconcertseries@cdglcc.org.

Andrea PaquinAndrea Paquin's voice, at once intimate and powerful, pulls the listener in close to her private world of love, loss, and redemption. She brings positive energy everywhere she plays - her strong yet gentle presence always leaves you feeling refreshed.

Her latest album "Listen" is a collection of songs she has written over the last few years. Andrea's love of life and nature was an inspiration for the album's artwork. She continue to write, already working on ideas for her next album.

Over the years Andrea has shared the stage with Melissa Ferrick, Garrison Starr, Edie Carey, Pamela Means, Anne Heaton, Howie Day, Chris Pureka, Jess Klein and more.

Arjuna GreistIn her acceptance speech for the 2004 Just Plain Folks International Songwriting Award in the Spoken Word category, Arjuna Greist enthused, "I am so honored, and so joyous... the fact that my queer-happy, anti-establishment, freakazoid, punk-ass manifesta passed the muster of my peers to win an award lets me know, in an official way, that messages of peace, and change, and hope, and non-violent revolution are both wanted and needed in this world... we just need to keep getting louder."

Arjuna has been getting louder every year, criss-crossing the continent to bring her deeply personal music and poetry to appreciative audiences at women's festivals, pride events, colleges, coffee houses and living rooms from Southern California to Toronto.

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