Artists Against Hunger: Lizanne Knott, Gillian Grassie, Cliff Hillis and Billy Burger – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – December 11th, 2016

Artists Against Hunger: Lizanne Knott, Gillian Grassie, Cliff Hillis and Billy Burger

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Artists Against Hunger: Lizanne Knott, Gillian Grassie, Cliff Hillis and Billy Burger

Sun · December 11, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$14 plus a non-perishable food item + fees

Artists Against Hunger: Lizanne Knott, Gillian Grassie, Cliff Hillis and Billy Burger
Join us for an evening of in-the-round performances from Lizanne Knott, Gillian Grassie, Cliff Hillis and Billy Burger to benefit Philabundance.

Philabundance was created in 1984 with the simple belief that no man, woman or child should go hungry. We seek to drive hunger from our communities today and end hunger forever.
Lizanne Knott
Lizanne Knott
"Enticing, smoky, sultry vocals" Nashville Blues Society
A long standing member of the Philadelphia music scene and partner of Grammy Award Winning MorningStar Studios, Lizanne Knott has also managed to make herself a home in Nashville as well as the UK. She has been captivating audiences throughout the US and UK, garnering accolades from radio listeners and peers around the globe. She has performed at some of the most prestigious listening venues, theaters and concert halls throughout the US, UK and Spain and at a growing number of mainstream festivals including; The Philadelphia Folk Fest, The Canterbury Festival (England) The Belfast Fest (Ireland) and The Sala BBK Fest (Spain). She has shared the stage with the likes of Shawn Colvin, Joan Osbourne, Josh Ritter, Jimmy Webb, JD Souther, Melody Gardot and more. A frequent featured artist on London's acclaimed Bob Harris Show, BBC2 and other BBC stations, she also receives airplay on AAA radio throughout the US. Her music has been used in independent films, TV movies, documentaries and by national non-profit organizations.
Cliff Hillis
Cliff Hillis
On the heels of 2014's "Song Machine" which garnered solid Triple A radio airplay on 88.5 WXPN and Sirius XM's "The Loft" as well as critical praise from Goldmine magazine, Phoenixville PA songwriter Cliff Hillis has released his latest EP, "Love Not War" on the San Francisco indie label Tallboy Records.
The title track "Love Not War" gives a nod to the sound and sentiment of 1970's era FM radio while sounding fresh and new, courtesy of the lush musical backing of Patrick Berkery on drums (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Pernice Brothers, Wesley Stace), Jason Loughlin on guitar (Amos Lee, Rachel Yamagata), Greg Maragos on bass and keyboards, Shelley Weiss on violin and David Kershner on trumpet.
In support of the EP's release Hillis has been performing a number of East Coast shows and pursuing a targeted Triple A radio campaign.
Hillis' work has recently garnered praise from notable songwriters:
"Cliff is taking some chances while also delivering some solid pop production, the stuff you'd expect from a big fan of big pop. it's a blast to listen to." - Mike Viola, acclaimed recording artist, producer, and composer
"You know who's really good? Cliff Hillis." - Rhett Miller, singer/songwriter, Old '97s
Gillian Grassie
Gillian Grassie
With her harp on her back and her heart on her sleeve, this award-winning singer-songwriter has toured across Europe, Asia, and the Americas, converting harp skeptics into devout followers with genre-bending songs that challenge the conventions of her instrument and connect with listeners across cultures. A Philadelphia native, Gillian has made a new home for herself in the vibrant art scene of Berlin, Germany, but returned to her hometown to record her latest release. The Woodlands Sessions, has been praised as “soulfull…ravishing…dazzling…” (Philadelphia Magazine), and showcases Gillian’s understated and expressive voice, which beckons listeners into intimate and sometimes devastating story-songs. For fans of Bon Iver, Regina Spektor, and Norah Jones.
Billy Penn Burger
Billy Penn Burger
BILLY PENN BURGER has been making friends and fans in the Delaware Valley for some time now, with beautiful and emotionally direct folk/soul/pop songs, performed solo, or with his fantastic 6 piece band.

WINNER ! 2016
WSTW 93.7 Homey Award
BEST SONGWRITER

WINNER ! 2014
BETA HI-FI EMERGING MUSIC FESTIVAL
WORLD CAFE LIVE @ the Queen, Wilmington DE.

WINNER ! 2014
WSTW 93.7 Homey Award
BEST MALE SOLO ARTIST

CLIFF HILLIS says: "Billy Burger writes songs that combine heartfelt lyrics and timeless melodies, with a warm and unique voice. Combine that with the stellar lineup of musicians that he records and performs with, and the result is top-notch!"

NIK EVERETT says: "Billy writes songs that touch your soul, fill your head, grab your heart and never let go. You have been warned."

MARC MOSS says: "Billy Burger writes songs that make other songwriters say, 'I wish I wrote that song.'"

TOM HAMPTON says: "Billy has something that a lot of songwriters would kill for – his own voice. He brings you into the moment that he's experiencing, and you feel as though he understands you.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/