Vandaveer, Dead Western to perform April 11

The Davis Live Music Collective announces an evening of live music showcasing Washington, D.C.-based Vandaveer, the globetrotting Americana project of folk-pop tunesmith Mark Charles Heidinger.

The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Peña Drive.

Heidinger’s instantly unforgettable melodies are matched only by harmonies provided by longtime collaborator Rose Guerin. The core duo is joined by multi-instrumentalist J. Tom Hnatow (These United States, The Mynabirds), who adds steel string, resonator and pedal steel guitars.

Show opener Dead Western is the musical project of Sacramento artist Troy Mighty. Engaging as he is eccentric, Mighty reaches to the heart of audiences with the familiarity of dark, guitar-based folk, then surprises with feverish momentum.

Dead Western crafts songs that sound like they have been here for a hundred years while giving listeners an experience that is fully and only of that moment.

The Davis Live Music Collective is a nonprofit, volunteer-run community organization formed to organize, host and promote diverse, high-quality live music events in Davis. The concert is open to guests of all ages.

Tickets are available for $12.50 online at davislivemusic.com, and Armadillo Music, 205 F St. in Davis. Admission at the door will be $15.

Special to The Enterprise

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