Below is promotional copy as it was presented prior to the show, followed by items captured during it.
If you appreciate the crossover sounds of Prince, Raphael Saadiq or Van Hunt – then you won’t want to miss this show at Jammin’ Java (Vienna, Virginia USA) on Monday, February 8! Celebrate the artists’ birthdays!
9Davine delivers a thick milkshake of genres blended full-tilt.
The rhymes are clever and exact.
The words describe love, limbo and loss in a fresh light.
Catchy melodies chill the spine with a whimsy and innuendo that few dare chase.
9Davine was born from the mind of Eric S. Townsend, a Jersey boy who wandered South and barely escaped the ghosts of the Confederacy. The evening will feature two sets by the percussive guitarist, soul singer and founder of recording industry resource SplashKit.com. Scheduled guests include opener Brad Doggett, and 9Davine backers Jeff Severson, Justin Poroszok, Jennifer Carney, Jim Baughman, and others.
Townsend’s passion for music began at the age of five. A Mickey Mouse record player became his first muse. “You couldn’t separate me from that thing. I spun the purple records almost exclusively, using Beatles 45s as frisbees.” Purple labels were a staple of Motown, and heavy doses of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and Donna Summer meant his soul would never rest.
9Davine presents a catalog of music that’s rich in mood and visuals. We hope you’ll join Jammin’ Java in welcoming a true crowd pleaser on his latest journey.
TICKETS (no longer active post-show)
V.I.P. seating ($15, 40 patrons at 10 tables, stagefront)
General Admission ($10, 168 patrons)
Jammin’ Java Floorplan
Purchase through Jammin’ Java (no V.I.P. option available)
To charge by phone, contact Anthony at 703-992-3763.
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Brad Doggett / Live Sampler
The week of the show, we outsold major label hip-hop act Canibus and fell just short of sales by major label rock act Cracker. Our show did well on the slowest night of the week, a Monday.