Melissa Ahern, Sam McTavey, The Locksmiths

Rockethub Takeoff Tuesday presents!

Melissa Ahern

Sam McTavey

The Locksmiths

The Brooklyn Songwriters Exchange with Jason Crosby

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


Melissa Ahern - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Melissa Ahern
Half of the folk rock duo SHE AND THE SUN, Melissa Ahern is quickly becoming one of
the finest voices and songwriters in the NYC scene.
With her soothing acoustic guitar sounds and languorous vocals, Ahern pulls gently at your heartstrings. Aspects of her work have been compared to that of Nick Drake, Regina Spektor (an alumna of SUNY Purchase, where Ahern is currently studying), and a mélange of other artists and genres.
Sam McTavey - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Sam McTavey
Sam grew up in the Northern Westchester hamlet of Katonah, New York, within a family of carpenters, bakers, artists and musicians. At eight he announced to his family that he wanted to play the saxaphone. At 10 his father, George, introduced him to the banjo, teaching him the licks that would introduce him to the world of stringed instruments. The musical seed had been planted. A self pronounced band geek, he began to train his ear to the sounds of jazz and blues. But growing up with folk icon Sloan Wainwright for a mother it was hard not to write songs. By the time he had finished college, he had found his own voice and a new style had been added to the family mix. With a rich voice, described as gravelly and bluesy, Sam writes and sings from a deep emotional place in a distinctive blues voice that opens a window into the mind of this promising songwriter.

Though he spends his weekdays tackling the dicey environmental issues you see in the news (Bachelors of Science in Geology) he is most comfortable on-stage under the lights. Sam has shared the stage with his extended family, opening for Rufus Wainwright, Lucy Wainwright Roche and of course his mom Sloan Wainwright!

Sam has recently released a three song EP, which showcases his songwriting ability and distinctive voice and ends with the distinctive solo track Vertical Drain. Keep your ears open for Sam McTavey!
The Locksmiths - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
The Locksmiths
The Locksmiths are an alt.folk/ band delivering lavish harmonies mixed with sharp lyrical content.
The Brooklyn Songwriters Exchange with Jason Crosby - (Set time: 7:00 PM)