Music: Jamie Kallestad Release Show

Join local musician Jamie Kallestad for his album release show at Gallery 263!

Doors at 6:30 PM, music begins at 7 PM

All ages, $10 suggested donation

Jamie Kallestad is a songwriter from Cloquet, MN. A longtime guitarist and vocalist for the MN stomp-grass trio Saint Anyway, he is also one half of the Americana duo 90-Mile Portage. Jamie’s recent EP River Songs (2015) was inspired by three cross country drives up and down the Mississippi River. In The Belly Of The Feast (2017) is its prequel and opposite. Jamie currently lives in Boston, MA and was recently selected as a 2017 Artist-In-Residence for the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness in Upper Michigan.

This show will celebrate the release of a full-length album, Songs From The North Country, inspired by Jamie’s time in Kallestad, Norway:

In the fall of 2015 I felt compelled to find the small town of Kallestad on the west coast of Norway. I spent three months over there, working on farms and writing new music. This escape was necessary and lightening. I met some incredible people. I think that the songs I wrote in Norway are some of my best and now I want to tell this story.

Music: Francesca Crowley EP Release with Lainey Dionne

Join Francesca Crowley to celebrate the release of her Reverie EP at Gallery 263!

Doors at 7:00 PM, music begins at 7:30 PM

All ages, $10 suggested donation

Reverie: A state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts; a daydream.

Making mistakes is part of being a human being. “My EP is about learning from these past experiences and using them to grow as an artist to become the person that I am meant to be. As I mature into an adult and craft my musicianship, I have learned how important the word “Reverie” is. Looking back at memories, it feels like I was in a trance while the world continued to move around me. This is the theme that runs through the lyrics of my songs.” – Francesca Crowley

Francesca Crowley is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, CA, attending Berklee College of Music. As a futurist, she strives to create new and different music about her life: “I write all of my own songs, they are my personal biography.” By incorporating her personal story into her songs, she hopes to inspire individuals, helping them overcome their own personal struggles.

Lainey Dionne is a Providence-based indie artist and singer/songwriter, inspired by the lyrics and compositions of Coldplay, Vance Joy, and The Lumineers. Her debut record, Can’t Refuse (EP), was released in 2016 and is described as the “sort of music that immediately makes you forget that you left a burning oven on, or should be doing something productive. Music that will make you forget about everything else and just listen” (Verge Media).


Music: John Cathal O’Brien & Dylan Roddick (NY), Sadie Gustafson-Zook

Gallery 263 welcomes John Cathal O’Brien & Dylan Roddick from Brooklyn and local musician Sadie Gustafson-Zook!

Doors at 7:00 PM, music begins at 7:30 PM

All ages, $5-10 suggested donation.

Learning to play guitar and write songs from a very young age, Dublin born John Cathal O’Brien continues to write consistently and focus on live performance. Having played with traditional Irish bands and plenty of other projects, the songwriter decided to focus on a solo career and throughout the years has released several recordings. O’Brien now resides in Brooklyn NY and is pursuing his music career full throttle. The Cemetery Songs EPs are available for streaming and download and O’Brien is working on an upcoming LP due out Fall/Winter 17, as well as playing shows regularly in New York and beyond.

John will be joined by vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Dylan Roddick. Dylan plays melodic guitar driven rock, which on a given tune could be channeling Americana, Jazz Metal, or Jangle Pop.  His powerful voice lends itself to unique and catchy melodies, and his dynamic guitar playing creates an abundant sound with his trio.

Sadie Gustafson-Zook is a versatile singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter whose pure voice and hummable melodies balance with blunt lyrics to create honest and serenely cheerful music. Oregon-born, Indiana-grown and Boston-based, Sadie has performed alongside Garrison Keillor on Prairie Home Companion in 2015, shared the stage with The Steel Wheels, toured with the Theory Expats, performing at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival in 2015, featuring frequent collaborator and 2014 National Mandolin Champion, Ethan Setiawan. Sadie has won multiple awards for her original compositions and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music at Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA and works as a Performance Manager at Club Passim. In September 2017 Sadie released her first original album, entitled “I’m Not Here.”