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Buskers - Live & Unplugged

As equally diverse as the visual artists, ENGAGE Art Fair will also showcase performances from talented solo singers, songwriters, and musicians from open to close daily.

Street performance or "busking" is the act of performing in public places for gratuities. In many countries the rewards are generally in the form of money but other gratuities such as food, drink or gifts may be given.

Typically, buskers play music or otherwise perform for voluntary donations in the street or in subways. In the case of ENGAGE Art Fair, they'll perform just like street performers...in the aisleways or on a "street" corner within the gallery.


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Music Coordinator, Clark Harding

Music Coordinator, Clark Harding

Clark Harding is a drummer, synthesist, audio engineer, and Executive Director of the Napa Music Collective; a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and providing more music experiences for Napa County residents. He loves contributing to Napa Valley events and looks forward to see you at the ENGAGE Art Fair!
Zak Fennie

Zak Fennie

Zak Fennie is a performing singer-songwriter and resident busker based out of the Napa Valley. At 24 years old, he has over a decade's worth of experience singing and performing in a professional environment and has won several awards for his songwriting. Zak is influenced by a wide range of musicians including Dashboard Confessional, Elliot Smith, The Police, The Killers, Johnny Cash, and Death Cab For Cutie. 
Shawn Hartshorn

Shawn Hartshorn

Shawn Hartshorn weaves a mellifluous blend of heartfelt tunes to create a truly memorable experience. All original songs have feels of R&B, Americana, Country/Western, Reggae and island Vibes, Fold, and beyond. Shawn sings in English and his native tongue of Chamorran creating a comforting and unforgettable experience for any lucky listener. 
Jeffrey McFarland Johnson

Jeffrey McFarland Johnson

is a unique 21st century musician who is well versed in stringed instruments tuned in both fourths and fifths. His artistry has captivated the interest of other makers to create instruments, bows, amplifiers, effects pedals, and other accessories which he uses to enhance his talent. Jeffrey has written a quartet of geographical method books for the soprano and bass voices of string instruments tuned in fourths (guitar, bass) and fifths (violin, cello). Mr. McFarland-Johnson received his B.M. in cello performance from the Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific, his M.A. degree in composition at UCSD in La Jolla, CA, and received a scholarship from the Finlandia Foundation to study the cello with Arto Noras (1966 Tchaikovsky Competition winner and protege of Paul Tortelier) at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland.  
Lara Avery

Lara Avery

Singer-songwriter, Lara Avery is semi-recent transplant to the Napa Valley and is happy to be playing in Calistoga for her first time. You can listen to her music on YouTube and band camp.
William Scott Forbes

William Scott Forbes

William Scott Forbes is a performing singer songwriter based out of Laytonville, CA. He is quickly gaining notoriety for his old school but uniquely Northern California brand of original country music. Currently one of the front me in the band "Juke Box Money", a mix of funk, jazz, reggae, rock with a heavy vein of that old country. He has a seemingly universal appeal playing at honky-tonks deep in the Redwoods or tasting rooms in the Napa Valley.
Adam Ivey

Adam Ivey

Adam brings a wealth of talent and an abundance of experience as a gifted Artist. He was born deaf at Alta Bates hospital in Berkeley California, but luckily he received corrective surgery at a young age and has been able to hear music ever since. Adam is currently teaching at the Napa School of Music. Adam has composed chamber music for the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, and he arranges and composes songs for upcoming motion pictures and artists.
Drew Sammons

Drew Sammons

Drew Sammons is a performing artist based in Napa, CA who can readily play jazz, blues, R&B, and rock. He can fluidly adapt as a solo guitar performer or collaborating with accompanying vocalists and other instrumentalists. His influences include Mark Witfield, Joe Pass, Jim Hall, and Herbie Hancock. Drew made significant contributions to the Music Therapy program at Napa State before he retired due to an ongoing battle with brain cancer. He is now able to focus on his guitar skills and pursue opportunities to perform.
David & Maya Leonard

David & Maya Leonard

Maya Leonard and her Dad enjoy playing Old Time fiddle tunes together. Maya has been playing the fiddle for five years, and David accompanies her on the guitar. The duo can often be seen at the Fiddle Jam each month at the Ely Stage Stop History Museum in Kelseyville, CA.
J Bird

J Bird

J Bird is a passionate and creative local musician who specializes in blues jazz funk and slam poetry with a flare for the dramatic. He has been involved with music since his early teens and has played with many talented musicians. His unique fusions of classic styles work well with the eclectic tastes of the NorCal music scene. J Bird is well steeped in American music tradition.
Joshua James Jackson

Joshua James Jackson

Joshua James Jackson is the singing- songwriting force behind rising California band Sharkmouth, whose funky jazz punk is familiar to audiences up and down the west coast. Jackson’s songwriting is innovative, bringing an ear for jazz harmony and a reverence for tradition to the folk singer medium. He’ll make you think, laugh, clap and dance.
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Event Tickets

ENGAGE Art Fair Preview Party 2018 - Individual
Apr 06, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $80.00
Let the Party POP! and check your reality at the door.

WHITE ATTIRE

Enjoy an evening of exclusive audience engagements, live music, select Napa Valley wines, cocktails, craft beers and small bites while witnessing the grand reveal
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