Wednesday Oct 4th, 2023 @ 07:00 PM

Brittany Ann Tranbaugh Band with guest Liv Greene – Queer Americana, Singer-Songwriter

Ticket Price: $18.50 ADVANCE | $23.50 DAY OF SHOW


Brittany Ann Tranbaugh (pronounced TRAN-baw) is a Philadelphia-based songwriter whose queer Americana heartbreaker “Kiss You” won Song of the Year in the 2021 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

Tranbaugh has been writing songs and playing shows as a side gig since she was a teenager, but in February 2023, at 31 years old, she finally quit her office job to pursue a full-time career in music. Listeners can expect a self-titled EP produced by Grammy-winner Tyler Chester (Madison Cunningham) in the fall.

Tranbaugh’s music became even more powerful when she reunited with bassist Joe Plowman and guitarist Kevin Brosky, two old friends from her Temple University house show scene days. Plowman introduced drummer Adam Shumski, and the group instantly re-energized Tranbaugh’s musical instincts, with old songs gaining new life and new songs blossoming with lush arrangements. The supercharged group hit the Philly music scene and established themselves as local favorites, garnering praise from WXPN and drawing enthusiastic crowds. 

In July 2022, Tranbaugh’s queer Americana heartbreaker “Kiss You” was awarded Song of the Year in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, which came with a $20,000 cash prize. She used the money to fly her band out to Los Angeles to record five songs with Grammy-winning producer Tyler Chester (Madison Cunningham, Margaret Glaspy, Watkins Family Hour), which proved to be a life-affirming trip. In March 2023, Tranbaugh released the first song from this new batch, the exuberant long-distance-relationship anthem “Can’t Wait No Rush.” Listeners can expect three more singles this summer and a self-titled EP in the fall. The new songs showcase Tranbaugh in her new era: energetic, self-assured, surrounded by her beloved musical community, and more commanding as a vocalist and writer than ever before.

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Brittany’s Guest – Liv Greene!

Liv Greene is an Americana singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and educator, whose music “envelops a forlorn loneliness that’s at once poignant and crushing”– American Songwriter. Inspired by the records played in her childhood home in Washington D.C., artists like Patty Griffin, Alison Krauss, Shawn Colvin and Teddy Thompson, Greene’s passion for songs started early, and took off the moment she taught herself her first guitar chords at age 12. 

Liv has devoted much of her young life to being a student of music, both institutionally at Interlochen Arts Academy and the New England Conservatory, but also through immersion in the New England folk/bluegrass scene from age 15 on. A skilled educator, Greene has taught in both one-on-one and in group settings, working with multiple age groups ranging from middle and high school kids at Interlochen Arts Camp, to adult learners in the Club Passim School of Music.

Now Nashville based, Greene makes her living teaching, touring, and collaborating with her community, lending her sideman talents to countless artists including Peter Bradley Adams, Ric Roberston, Olivia Barton, Jess Kerber, Jack Schneider, and Jobi Riccio, to name just a few. Liv just completed work on her 2nd, soon-to-be-released record, Deep Feeler, which she self-produced and made in collaboration with engineer Matt Andrews (Gillian Welch), due out in the coming year. The record contains 10 new original works recorded live to tape with the help of talented friends Sarah Jarosz (I’m With Her), Mike Robinson (Sarah Jarosz, I’m With Her), Jordan Tice (Hawktail), Christian Sedelmyer (10 String Symphony), and more.

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