Logan Street Sanctuary to host Songwriters Showcase concert


By Mark Ambrogi

Bryce Ernest Taylor is so eager to perform in The Logan Street Sanctuary’s Second Saturday Songwriters Showcase series that he decided to write a new song.

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Bryce Ernest Taylor will perform at the Logan Street Sanctuary April 8. (Submitted photo)

Taylor said the song is so new that it will not be found on any recording – yet.

“It was somewhat inspired by this upcoming opportunity to share the Logan Street stage with these two wonderful singer/songwriters,” said Taylor, who lives in Muncie.

Taylor will be joined by Jessie Phelps, Indianapolis, and Shawna Caspi, from Toronto, at 7 p.m. April 8 at LSS, 1274 Logan St., Noblesville. Phelps performed at a concert at LSS in 2016 and this is Caspi’s first appearance.

Taylor performed at Logan Street in October as part of the NICE (Noblesville Interdisciplinary Creativity Expo) event.

“I dressed as the Mad Hatter and performed my song ‘Alice,’ inspired by a literary prompt from ‘Alice in Wonderland,’” Taylor said.

Taylor said he will likely play some songs from his 2015 album, “Lighter Than Air” as well as some from his upcoming EP.

“My songs have progressive folk and classic singer/songwriter influences, for sure, with strong vocals and lyrics, interesting guitar work and a good dose of finger-picking,” he said. “Listeners tell me my music reminds them of Paul Simon or James Taylor, who are definite influences. However, in terms of current artists, I aspire to have the energy and creativity of Jason Mraz, the songwriting of Ray LaMontagne or Jack Johnson, and the passion of Damien Rice or Ed Sheeran. My songs tend to be less about losing or longing for love, and more about the search for creativity and meaning in life and relationships.”

Alys Caviness-Gober, LSS secretary, said typically each musician will do three songs at a time, rotating over a two-hour period, with an intermission to give the performers a chance to talk to the audience and sell their merchandise and albums.

A 100 hundred percent donation ($12 suggested) collected will go to the musicians at all LSS concerts. For more, visit loganstreetsanctuary.org.