Abbie Gardner with special guest Sean Kiely

Abbie Gardner with special guest Sean Kiely

Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Tickets/General Admission: $20 Advanced; $25 At the door; $40 VIP

An award winning songwriter and vocalist featured in the Hal Leonard book, Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide, Abbie took her songwriting to a new level on this release. Wishes on a Neon Sign features songwriting collaborations with kind-hearted outlaw Chris Stapleton (the wistful "Bad Leaver"), Nashville regular David Olney (on the deliciously slick "Empty Suit)", and bandmate Molly Venter (on the deeply true "Cold Black Water"), as well as Abbie-penned-originals resulting from "Real Women, Real Songs”, an all-female songwriting collective. Recorded in Brooklyn and NJ with producer Michael Bellar (Amos Lee, Fred Wesley) at the helm. He brought in NYC drummer Tony Mason (Norah Jones, Joan Osborne), as well as bassist Craig Akin and guitarist Jon Paul Ruggieri. The resulting album is a moving collection of barroom burns and bedroom ballads deeply steeped in folk, blues and country traditions.

Sean Kiely is a Jersey City-based singer-songwriter & guitarist. His songs contemplate the world with a sensitive eye, a uniquely plaintive voice, & intricate acoustic arrangements, defying current trend & traditional categorization. His latest EP It Sure Was Good is a deeply felt collection of songs of loss and love. He is currently working on his second full-length record.