Stories in Song Tour CEDAR FALLS

Octopus College Hill, 2205 College St, Cedar Falls, IA

Stories in Song Tour 2023 comes to Octopus College Hill in Cedar Falls, IA! Doors: 8 pm Music: 9 pm Tickets: $10 at the door An evening of fine-crafted songwriting and storytelling by some of Iowa's hardest working singer-songwriters. FEATURING... Joel Sires, Jacob Lampman & Slam Stover (Cedar Falls) River Glen w/ Blake Shaw (Dubuque/Iowa City) Abbie Sawyer (Des Moines). JOEL SIRES: Joel Sires never gives up, even when he probably should. A goofy, good natured blockhead, Sires is equivalent to Charlie Brown, had he played guitar instead of baseball. Putting his own twist on the tried and true folk formula and emerging a delightful and engaging left of center singer songwriter. Having performed on renowned stages coast to coast including SXSW in Austin, Texas, and the iconic CBGBs in New York, Sires has established himself as a commanding live performer, connecting with audiences through heartfelt, funny and funky performances. Over the years he has garnered attention from publications such as Paste and Spin Magazine. Combining elements of nostalgia with a touch of humor, his songs tug at the heartstrings while simultaneously shooting the listener a playful wink. RIVER GLEN W/ BLAKE SHAW: River’s songwriting strikes a delicate balance of pop-appeal and lyrical substance. From wonderings about love, family, and belonging, to the celebration of death and loss as a natural part of life, River critiques modern pop-culture through the lens of familiar, traditional folk themes. Always with tasty grooves and clever rhymes. He holds audiences with a comfortable confidence as he shares his original music, playfully blending elements of folk, pop, and rock. Every performance is an opportunity to showcase his proficiency in guitar, violin, and mandolin, alongside powerhouse vocals. ABBIE SAWYER: Abbie Sawyer is a Des Moines-based singer-songwriter who embraces listeners with mesmerizing warmth and optimism, heartfelt delivery and soul-stirring lyrics. Her latest solo album, “Love is a Flood,” illuminates her experiences of motherhood, including postpartum anxiety and depression, joy and healing.