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Chain Reaction w/The Nick Miller Project ft. Gabe Green

  • Iota Club & Cafe 2832 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA (map)

“And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.”

Painter and Performance Artist Christine Walters will create a painting depicting Tati’s story to an original composition written and performed by The Nick Miller Project.

The story starts in the Soviet Union in the 1970's. A seven year old girl named Tati lives on outskirts of St. Petersburg in an empty flat. Without family, Christmas gifts or dinners, Tati is learning the nuances of life on her own. In search of her identity, Tati joins a group of black marketers and trades KGB paraphernalia with American tourists. Learning about the Wild West is thrilling but illegal in the Soviet Union. Mafia, undercover militia, jail are part of everyday hassles. Until....

The Nick Miller Project mixes the live looping, one-man-band talents of Nick Miller with the soulful, dynamic voice of the gorgeous Gabe Green. Nick records multiple instruments live to create a sonic tapestry that brings a smile to your ear and a jangle to your bones. Together, Nick and Gabe play with styles ranging from blues, funk, jazz, hip-hop, and reggae to folk, bluegrass, and Indian classical. Instrumentation includes guitar, bass, sitar, drums, banjo, various percussion, and the use of a violin bow, so expect to be moved musically in many ways!

The evening is a benefit for Family & Youth Initiative, a local nonprofit organization that helps teens in foster care find adoptive families and make lifelong connections with caring adults. DCFYI is the only metro area organization that focuses solely on helping teens find families and thus prevent them from aging out of foster care.

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