Eric Nassau / Lys Guillorn / Frank Critelli
November 24, 2023 @ 8:00PM — 10:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center: 605 Main Street Middletown, CT 06037 Get Directions
A troubadour for troubled times, Eric Nassau is currently in the studio working on the long-awaited follow-up to What's Left of Empty Space. 2023 will find him in many of his usual stops throughout the Midwest and East coast. A 26-year veteran songwriter,Eric originally hails from Newington, CT, but now lives in Columbus, OH.
Eric hosts a well attended show when he is in town, at places like The Cellar, Cafe 9, Main Pub. In 2022 Eric was featured as Joni Mitchell & Neil Diamond at GastroPark's performance of The Last Waltz.
Lys Guillorn is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and stylistic shape-shifter who has two full-length studio records, an oddities collection, and a couple of EPs and singles on Little Cowgirl Records. Their music is dreamy, lyric-driven, melodically interesting, and undefinable. They call their genre of music "Avant-Twang." In 2018, Guillorn won CT Now’s Best of Hartford Readers Poll for Best Singer-Songwriter. Their most recent single is called “Dolores & I,” released on the 2020 compilation Waiting on a Sunrise Vol. 1.
Frank Critelli has been writing and performing songs his entire adult life. He is also a bandleader, concert organizer, master of ceremonies, and popular radio show host. Anchoring all of it is Critelli’s voice — not just his singing voice, but his songwriting voice, which can range from simple and direct to convoluted and poetic in the span of a single verse. His songs comfortably expand the typical songwriting forms to offer plenty of familiarity to invite everyone in, and enough surprises to catch the ear again and again. Critelli is now a seasoned hand at this, but he’s as inspired as ever.