CATALYST Winter Fundraiser
November 30, 2017 7:00 pm
with special guests Talia Keys, Michelle Moonshine, Green River Blues and Jane Lyon!
Doors 6 pm | Show 7 - 11 pm
This fall marks CATALYST Magazine’s 35th year in publication, and first year publishing from newly formed nonprofit, Common Good Press!
Come help us celebrate with a night of local music, art, and aerial acrobatics! Talia Keys, Green River Blues, Michelle Moonshine, and Jane Lyon will provide the music for the night, covering genres from Americana, Bluegrass, Rock, and Soul.
Aerialists include CATALYST staffer Sophie Silverstone, as well as Erickson Lyons, Chelsie Ross, Mark Webber, and Maddy Fiorelli. Cheryl Sandoval, local abstract painter will be live painting throughout the show.
A short video about CATALYST, past, present, & future by Perry Layne Productions will premiere. Snacks provided by Red Iguana. An array of items will also be auctioned off in a silent auction and opportunity drawings.
Common Good Press aka CATALYST explores and promotes ideas, events and resources that support conscious, empowered living for people and the planet, with a focus on health, environment, the mind/body connection and the arts.
CATALYST Magazine became a nonprofit in October 2016 to expand their horizons and better serve as a holistic resource hub for creative living in the Wasatch front. This event is the first big public event to bring together the community of CATALYST supporters under the new nonprofit status. We’re making history, people!
Talia Keys is a "musical powerhouse" bringing you her brand of Soul-Funk-Rock n' Roll, infused with unique vocal stylings and a storytelling flow. Sourcing energies largely compared to the bluesy rawness of Janis Joplin and the fire of Jimi Hendrix, synergizing that old soul vibe with new school sounds.ÂÂÂÂ
Best described by Katie Bain as "blistering." Having been "struck by her talent, stage presence and refreshing candor." - Insomniac: 2014 Best of Electric Forest. As a Salt Lake City native she keeps herself busy. With local fave, KRCL 90.9 dubbing her "the hardest working musician in town", winning Readers Choice: Best of Utah Music 2016 (2) and being invited to be part of the official lineup for 2017 Sundance Film Fest, all that playing seems to be paying off. Her band has been making a name for itself as well, playing shows together for the last two years.ÂÂÂÂ
From festivals to music venues, original music to full blown tribute shows, Talia Keys and The Love are high energy, engaging and unique! Creating music you can dance to and feel.
Michelle Moonshine Full Bio
With recruitments from both NBC's 'The Voice' and 'America's Got Talent' in the last two years, as well as placing in a national song competition for two tracks from her first studio release, independent artist Michelle Moonshine has honed her craft in producing her own blend of Country-driven Americana.
With upbeat tempos, catchy vocal lines and heartfelt lyrics, it's still her unique voice that truly engages a listener at a performance. Her timbre can be described as incredibly sweet and whimsical, yet saturated with feeling that draws you in to listening for every word. Since enlisting a group of talented musicians to serve as her backing band in 2015, they've developed a dynamic together, which is both a treat to listen to and watch.
Green River Blues Full Bio
Green River Blues is a heavy riff based blues rock group from Salt Lake City. Inspired by artists like Led Zeppelin & Jimi Hendrix. The voice and lyrics of frontman Richard Cory have a natural J.J. Cale feel to them. The groups writing touches on the topics of sex, love, heartbreak & satisfaction.
Jane Lyon Full Bio
Jane Lyon is a seasoned singer-songwriter who is making a hard-hitting come back after a five-year hiatus from performing professionally. The CATALYST fundraiser show will be her first time back onstage since her high school days of performing at places like Desert Rocks Music Festival and The Deer Valley Summer Concert Series.
Her sound has evolved, but still holds the same languishing, honest and auspicious zest while her voice has grown to be more out-spoken, vindicated and liberal. She idolizes Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison and Robert Plant’s folk revival while drawing inspiration from modern sounds like Kendrick Lamar, Alt-J and Fiona Apple. Jane’s music is intimate and best when performed around a campfire with friends. She draws upon silence of the space to bring your ear closer to the strum of her guitar. You can find her entire history of performances and original songs on Youtube.