Jennifer Gadway and Katy Cole make up the band Decadence.
Members of a local band are organizing what they hope to be an annual celebration of music in November called “Nashville in North Creek,” and tickets are now on sale.
Jennifer Gadway, of the band Decadence, announced at the Sept. 20 North Creek Business Alliance meeting that several bands will be headlining the Nov. 3-4 event, including her band and the Steven L. Smith Band, of Brant Lake.
“If we can grow this like the bluegrass festival has grown, I think it would be a great opportunity,” Gadway said at the meeting.
Nashville in North Creek shows will be held at the Copperfield Inn on Main Street; however, Gadway envisions having performances at multiple venues in the future.
Gadway said after the meeting that she made a lot of contacts during a recent trip to Nashville, where she and her musical partner, Katy Cole, had performed.
“I came up with the idea when my band Decadence went to Nashville in August to play some shows,” Gadway said. “I had already had my eye out for something to do as an event in November in North Creek, as that is a really slow time for the town and the Copperfield Inn.”
Gadway is a bartender at Trapper’s Tavern at the Copperfield. She had a brainstorming session with Copperfield investor Joel Beaudin to bring something to the area similar to Decadence’s successful CD release party in June.
“When we got to Nashville and made some new friends and great connections, I knew that was it,” Gadway said.
While bluegrass, rock music, classical and jazz get much of the attention in the North Creek region, there was void to fill when it came to country music.
“Country music has been almost ignored, and it is so odd given the fact that this area has so many country music fans,” Gadway said. “It just seemed to be a no brainer.”
The other Nashville in North Creek musicians are Renee Wahl and D.W. Dasher. Pre-event ticket sales are essential — especially over the next couple of weeks — to ensure that this event will happen. Gadway said a lack of early sales could lead to the cancellation of the event because she can’t have the Nashville acts travel to the Adirondacks for free.
“It would be nice to pay them if they traveled 1,000 miles,” Gadway said.
Tickets are $10 per show ahead of time and $15 per show at the door. The shows are 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 and 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.
To order tickets, call 251-2200, or stop by the following locations: The Exchange, Seven Sisters, The Foothills, the Gore Mountain Region Chamber of Commerce, Cafe Sarah, Basil & Wick's and J&J's Foxxlair Tavern.
Decadence is an Americana band fronted by Jennifer Gadway and Katy Cole since 1999.
A true powerhouse duo, they often classify themselves as “Real women, singing real music.” Combining Gadway's powerful country voice with Cole's folk and blues influences, these two unique voices come together to create a sound that is fresh and original. They have been promoting their debut album “Love Loud” in Nashville and New York City over the summer and have enjoyed local, national and international airplay.
They have shared the stage with some Nashville hard hitters including CMT Top 20 artist Don Pedigo. Being invited to play for a week of shows at Tootsie's World Famous Orchid Lounge” on broadway in Nashville has been the highlight of their summer.
They are working with HMG Nashville to officially launch their first single to the nation.
Renée Wahl writes intelligent, literate songs from the heart. Working both on her own and with Roger Prescott (Trainwreck Ghost, the Texacala Jones Band), Wahl displays a talent for creating and inhabiting characters and moments in the fashion of Lyle Lovett and Townes Van Zandt. Combine this with a voice that finds the soft parts of your soul and insinuates itself there and it’s easy to understand why Wahl has been compared to Maria McKee (Lone Justice).
Listening to her debut album Cumberland Moonshine, listeners will find themselves drawn into finely detailed story songs with a universal air. Songs of heartbreak, redemption and love lost and found dot the landscape of Cumberland Moonshine, and Renée Wahl voices each as if nothing else matters in the world.
Cumberland Moonshine establishes Wahl as a serious player in Nashville. It doesn’t hurt that Wahl is backed by one of the best supporting casts in Nashville. Cumberland Moonshine features performances from Bryan Owings on drums (Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Buddy And Julie Miller); guitarist Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart); Pat Bergerson (Shelby Lynne, Wynonna Judd, Lyle Lovett, Suzy Boggus) on guitar and harmonica; Fats Kaplin (Mark Knopfler, Garth Brooks, Waylon Jennings); Charles Treadway on organ (The Dynamites); GRAMMY winner Charlie Chadwick and Roger Prescott.
Steven L. Smith Band
Steven L. Smith is a Adirondack native with ties to Nashville. His last two CDs recorded in Nashville charted on the Americana and Roots 66 international music charts. Steven is a voting member of the Country Music Academy ( CMA ). He and his band have toured the east coast , played in and around the Nashville area and Steven has also toured Ireland doing radio interviews and playing his Adirondack Country Blues. His most recent CD “Ramble On” features Charlie McCoy, from “Hee Haw,” playing harmonica. He has also had the good fortune to record with Crystal Gayle and Jimmy VanZant along with members of the Oak Ridge Boys Band and Greg Jennings from Restless Heart.
D.W. Dasher is a lifelong musician and songwriter. His music is unique yet classic in style. His baritone voice delivers power and emotion heavily influenced by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.
He is a founding member of the Nashville Rock trio Mellow Down Easy, while maintaining a solo career in the Americana/Country/Folk genre. In the spring of 2005, he was given the opportunity to work on a county album with close friends Kent Goodson (George Jones) and Patrick Boone, co-writing and recording with one of Dasher's favorite rock vocalists Jeff Keith from the platinum selling band Tesla. He has toured extensively since 2005 in the United States and abroad.
In 2009 Dasher celebrated the release of both Mellow Down Easy’s critically acclaimed “Cosmisutra” album and his debut solo album “Long Road Now” featuring members of the late Waylon Jennings' band.
D.W.'s new album, set to be released Winter of 2012 includes 10 new songs written, performed, and produced by D.W. himself. The album will also include a bonus track written by legendary songwriter Roger Alan Wade.