January 1, 2016 · 7:00pm

7pm
$5 cover

Temple Avenue

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Take classic swing tunes, give them a fresh spin, and you have Temple Avenue — a tight, high-energy quintet that features some of the best young jazz musicians in the region. Led by vocalist McKenna Whisler, the band also features Adam Price on sax, Colin Mekeel on piano, John Gingerich on bass and Zach Vaughen on drums.

Nate Myers

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Nate Myers began his musical journey as many young harmonica up-n’comers do, listening to and figuring out the classic blues lines of well-known blues greats such as Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, and Junior Wells and modern players like William Clarke and James Harman. Eventually going beyond the mere ability to capture a favorite line or lick, he began to forge his own unique voice on his instrument and in his writing and singing.

Non-stop gigging and composing led Nate down a different path though than most of his harmonica peers. It’s a path that kept the blues at the heart of his playing, but then also embraced an open-ear policy of incorporating other musical influences such as country, hip-hop, southern trash-rock and psychobilly sensibilities.

Nate is that rare kind of improviser that can take you to places musically you were not expecting to arrive at but were glad you hitched your ear and attention to the ride. He’s always reaching, never satisfied with where he is at musically and is always growing. With his unique charisma and talent he will capture your attention and win over even the most die-hard of music lovers!

Nate has been billed with and shared the stage with many national and regional artists such as Kansas, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, G Love & Special Sauce, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Kim Simmonds/Savoy Brown, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Big Jack Johnson, Jason Ricci, Steve Guyger, Dennis Gruenling, E.G. Kight, The Nighthawks, Bruce Katz, Billy Price, Carey Bell, Ben Andrews, Robin Trower, Rod Piazza, Luther Allison, E.C. Scott, Chris Thomas King, Michael Burks, Paul Rishell & Little Annie and many others.