Thu, Jun 01|
A Royal Round w/ Jennings Durand, Nancy Huebner, Tom Cooney and Annie & Todd!
Join us every first Thursday of the month for A Royal Round!
Time & Location
Jun 01, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Glenside, 1 S Easton Rd, Glenside, PA 19038, USA
About the event
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jennings Durand is a singer-songwriter from Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania -- via Memphis, Tennessee and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His life responsibilities, jobs, and loves include (in no particular order) -- father of 4, husband and stepfather to 3, litigation lawyer (see the photo?), runner, soccer coach, sports fan, reader with about 24 books on the nightstand "next up" pile from all types of subjects, and -- oh yes, musician! With all that going on, he does not often get a chance to perform, but he loves when the timing works right. Jennings started writing songs when his dad sent him to college with an old guitar, and ever since, Jennings' songwriting has been an escape, a means of reflection, a way to capture key memories and moods, and hopefully a way to offer some fun (or at least something mildly interesting) to people who happen to listen. Jennings' music has been compared to Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp, and John Prine, but Jennings thinks those comparisons are completely crazy because he's just a regular guy.
In 2018, Jennings released his album September Stars, which took a few years to get finished with the help of a whole crew of extraordinarily talented musicians and producers from Bryn Athyn and the greater Philadelphia community. Since its release, September Stars has earned Jennings literally dozens of cents from worldwide royalties from all your favorite streaming platforms, and Jennings has a few boxes of CDs that became relics of old technology about as soon as they were produced. Car makers, please start putting CD players back into cars! We can't all be bound to in-car bluetooth and streaming services, right? What will people listen to when the Last of Us apocalypse arrives if there aren't old CD players lying around?
Nancy Huebner is a singer-songwriter and pianist from Philadelphia. Her musical theater-infused original songs run the gamut from humorous to heartbreaking, and are often inspired by her experiences as a working RN. She has performed at music conferences, coffee houses, and house
concerts in several states. She can be found on YouTube, IG and Facebook, and she is presently working on recording her first professionally produced CD.
Tom Cooney is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, music instructor, teaching artist, and music podcast creator. He writes songs full of heart, soul, insight, and humor. Tom is a skilled guitarist and vocalist who writes and plays in Contemporary Folk, Blues, and Jazz styles. His joy of playing comes through in every performance.
Tom is an active member in the Mid-Atlantic songwriting scene. He has performed at the Martin Guitar Songwriters Showcase, Godfrey Daniels, Philadelphia Area Songwriters Alliance (PASA) showcases, and various regional and national open mics. Tom teaches guitar and music theory and composition. He created the original music YouTube podcasts ‘Songwriters Alive!’ And ‘3+ Songs for Prometheus’.
"Tom’s music has a unique way of reaching your mind, your heart and your soul. Mixing styles of folk and jazz, he crafts his songs in a way that can reach anyone who “listens”.
- Gene Galligan, Musician, Composer
"A gentle comforting voice, with lyrics that paint pictures. Like a cross between Ellis Paul and James Taylor, Tom Cooney stepped in to fill a last minute vacancy and left the audience moved to tears with his closing song, a beautiful tribute to front line medical staff, “Make it Home Today”.
- Nick Filone, Musician, Singer-Songwriter
Annie has a natural gift for conveying complex emotions with her simple, direct-to-the-heart vocal purity. Her moving and well-crafted messages of life, love, pain, and joy are delivered with creativity and intelligence. Todd is a sensitive craftsman, an accomplished guitarist whose complex arrangements provide a lush, but simple soundscape on which Annie’s voice is clearly defined and exquisitely supported.
ABOUT THE VENUE
Tickets are $20 (cash or card). Advanced tickets are recommended! Visit theroyalglenside.com/faq for more information.
Doors Open at 6:30pm | Show begins at 7pm
The Royal's Health & Safety protocols can be found at: theroyalglenside.com/healthandsafety
DRINK: Our neighbors at The Ways Restaurant and Brewery have a bar set-up in the back of the venue and will be selling their delicious beer. BYO-Wine is allowed with a $5 corkage fee per person. No Hard Liquor or outside beer permitted.
FOOD: We sell small snacks at each event, but we are not a restaurant and do not have table service. We strongly recommend having dinner at The Ways Restaurant and Brewery beforehand and we do allow outside food in the venue if you wish to bring it in.
PARKING: Guests of The Royal are permitted to park in the parking lot of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Enter the lot on Mt. Carmel Avenue, on the other side of Easton Road. Parking is available at the Glenside Train Station, but at your own risk as we are not associated or contracted with SEPTA. Street parking is also available.
General Admission$20.00+$0.50 service fee