CODA to Host a New Monthly Singer-Songwriter Night

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Guitarist Trevor Larkin
CODA, the small Tremont club located on Professor Ave. beneath Dante Next Door, has attracted local and national attention since opening a few years ago.

Now, Braxton Taylor of the
local band Samfox has announced that he'll host Therapy Thursdays, a new singer-songwriter night that kicks off at the place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 10.

The inaugural event will feature Collin Miller of the local soul act Collin Miller & the Brother Nature, Nashville-based Trevor Larkin, who's the guitarist for Allen Stone, and Nashville-based singer-songwriter Ross Livermore.

"There’s a regular scene of people who go to CODA," says Taylor when asked about how the event came to fruition. "We were just regulars there, and we thought it'd be good to host a storyteller night. There really isn't something like this in town."

In March, Taylor hosted a test-run of the event and says it was a big success. Next week's event will formally launch the program.

"It’s going to be super-sweet," he says. "Collin [Miller] and Trevor [Larkin] have done a set together before. [Singer-songwriter] Allen Stone is one of Collin’s biggest influences. It just worked out that they were both available and looking for something. Trevor came first but obviously we wantd to get Collin because they already have a rapport. It’s going to be a great show."

Taylor says his objective is to showcase singers from bands with "bigger sounds" and then show a different side of their music.

"You could strip down these bands with huge sounds to acoustic guitars, and you'll realize that all of thse sounds are coming from one person," he says. "I want to relive a moment in their lives when they were writing the song. That’s what I want to do as the MC. I’ll get on stage and bullshit with them a bit, but I want people to have a sense of their personality and take in the talent."

About The Author

Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected]
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