Shed Sessions at The Spady
What’s a Shed Session?
So just what is a Shed Session? Why is one coming to The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum?
In major music cities, such as Baltimore, New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta, live music jam sessions, led by a gifted drummer, are taking ahold. Call it a throwback to the days when live music ruled, and DJs were not concert headliners. The jamming would take place in the proverbial ‘shed,’ or any other intimate space, where enthusiasts could literally feel the music.
Also key to a good shed session is improvisation. Other musicians are welcomed to sit in with the house band, and riff off the drummer’s beat.
“We’ve always incorporated cultural music into our programs, from the R&B greats and drum lines at the Spady Living Heritage Festival to the recent live music in our backyard at FunkSway,” said Museum Director Charlene Jones. “With SHED SESSIONS, we hope to gather music-lovers who want to hear who’s next in South Florida. We want to this series to build a real cult following.”
Meet the Spady House Band
As part of the new Spady House Band, Musical Director Tovah Lovely will be on drums, with MC Ian Caven Jimmy Copeland and Beto Rubinell rounding out the sound.
Meet Ian Caven
Musician artist and activist Ian Caven is a staple in the Delray Beach art community, both as a performer and as the mastermind behind Lyrics Lab Poetry Beats and Soul and Alchemy Artist Showcase – two successful Open Mic events creating a stir on the South Florida music scene.
Caven’s musical resume includes performing in the band Plaid Blazer and as part of 45 different, live hip-hop classic cover bands.
As MC of SHED SESSIONS at The Spady, Caven, along with Musical Director and partner Tovah Lovely, is creating another installment of live entertainment that encourages the collaboration of local musicians looking to showcase their material to a receptive audience.
Meet Tovah Lovely
A native of Belle Glade, Florida, Tovah Lovely was born into a family of musicians. He started playing drums the first day he held a pair of drumsticks at the age of two. From kindergarten through college, Lovely learned all musical forms of percussion.
He attended Florida A&M University and Atlanta Institute of Music to further his education and was a member of all University bands, including symphonic band and percussion ensemble.
When Lovely is not touring, he is a teacher and a clinician. He has also held the titles and responsibilities of Show Director, Show Designer, Creative Assistant, Performer, Music Producer, Choreographer, Percussion Director, and Show Captain for major touring stage productions, both domestically and internationally.
Sit In and Jam With Us!
All musicians are welcome to jam and show their stuff in the unique historic setting of The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, beginning in September 2016. Other musicians are welcomed for free; the general public admission is $10 per person, cash at the door. Vocalists and lyricists are also encouraged to come.
With this kind of collaboration, SHED SESSIONS at The Spady promises to bring an original, modern sound to The Set of Delray Beach.
IF YOU GO:
SHED SESSIONS at The Spady
Second Wednesdays of the month
$10 per person at the door; musicians free