Gina Venier with Jeffrey East and Summer Overstreet
The Listening Room Cafe
Thu, Feb 15 6:00 pm
Gina Venier: At 26, Gina Venier stylishly combines her soulful blues roots and pop influences to create an original sound that defies fitting into a genre. Raised in the small town of Dixon, IL, Venier pulls from her dad’s musical background as a blues musician to find inspiration behind her unique style and stage presence. Jeffrey East: East credits his Dad, Phillip, for introducing him very early on into the world of music. East remembers watching his family perform in the family band while standing in a play pin on the side stage. “My family wouldn’t perform unless they could bring me and set up the play pin so I wouldn’t wander off” East explains. Later, his Dad couldn’t help but notice the natural ability of his son’s tenor voice and he made a point to surround him with performing opportunities within the family band and was also instrumental in planting the seed for East to write his own songs. It didn’t take long before others saw the talent in young East. His voice had the ability to impact a wide range of emotions with his sultry ballads to his fun, energetic tempos. Summer Overstreet: Summer Overstreet is a singer-songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. Daughter of NSAI Songwriter Hall of Fame member Paul Overstreet, Summer grew up in and around country music. At the age of 12 she learned the guitar, and with that, discovered her passion for songwriting. Since the age of 14, when she wrote her first song, Summer has been developing her unique style and sound. Today, Working as an up-and-coming songwriter on music row, Summer has had songs on the TV show “Nashville” as well as had songs recorded by several young artists; including singles by Lucy Angel and Endless Summer.