Event Details

  • Performer name:
  • Jess Novak, Mike Shiel, Taylor Ricks
  • Date:
  • 13-Apr-2018
  • Doors Open Time:
  • 7:00pm
  • Shows Start Time:
  • 7:30pm
  • Event Description:
  • The Hook Singer Songwriter Series 

    Featuring Jess Novak, Mike Shiel, Taylor Ricks
    Doors open at 7:00pm
    Show starts at 7:30pm
     Jess Novak, Taylor Ricks, and Mike Shiel will share the Oswego Music Hall stage on Friday, April 13, 2018, the last show in the Hook songwriter series for the season. These local musicians will interact with the audience and each other as they present their original material and discuss the songwriting process. The venue is the McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake Street in Oswego. Show time is 7:30 pm; doors open at 7:00. Tickets: Adults $12   Children $6
  • Performer Description:
  • Jess Novak
    Jess Novak started playing violin when she was 7 years old, but it wasn't until almost 20 years later that she made a career out of her dream. Now playing more than 250 dates every year and instruments including guitar, violin, piano and vocals, Novak has proven herself a force in the music world. She's toured from Burlington, Vermont to Key West, Florida to Austin, Texas, shared stages with Mike Zito and Devon Allman and released five albums in five years. She'll release her next all-original studio album with The Jess Novak Band this winter. For more information, visit www.jessrocknovak.com.
    Taylor Ricks
    Originally from the Saratoga Springs region of New York, Taylor Ricks began attending classes at the State University at Oswego in 2007. Since graduating, he has been actively involved in the local and regional music scene as a multi-instrumentalist. Taylor has performed and recorded with several local artists such as Our Friends Band, Natural Medicine, Chris James & Mama G Band, John McConnell, Cam Caruso, and Gary Carpentier, among others.
    Taylor's stylistic influences include Folk, Jazz, Blues, Samba and Ragtime. His writing combines introspective themes with outward observations; engaging with the music as both an outlet for personal creativity, as well as a facilitator of social interaction.
    Mike Shiel
    Hailing from New City NY, Mike headed up to Oswego to attend college in 1988, roughly half a year after he picked up his first acoustic guitar. Since that time, Mike has been a member of numerous bands and has played in multiple cities and venues across New York State. Mike currently resides in Rochester, NY and has shifted his focus toward his acoustic show, in which he blends a combination of classic and modern rock covers with original material. Mike's own brand of Acoustic Folk Rock is rhythmic, percussive and incorporates looping and improvisational jamming. Mike's energy on stage is boundless, blissful and infectious. Shiel's original songwriting is intrinsically connected to nature and also to his family and friendships and he can often be seen sharing the stage with his lovely wife, Anita.
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McCrobie Building
41 Lake Street
Oswego, NY 13126