BRATTLEBORO — With a brand new singer-songwriter collection, Oak Sincere Data proprietor Derek O’Kanos desires to maintain the momentum going.
“We did the complete label showcase in November and that was a cool occasion, and I used to be simply attempting to maintain constructing off of that,” he stated. “Mainly, we have been simply trying to incorporate everybody on the label and take it across the area.”
The Collective Lounge & Bar will host the primary present at 8 p.m. Friday. Performers will embrace O’Kanos, Ok-Dogg, Michael James Anderson, James Goyette, Greg Eichler and Tobias Moore.
O’Kanos lives in Brattleboro, performs and information solo materials and fronts the rock trio O’Ok and the Night time Crew, which is on the label. He mixes rock, pop and blues with what he calls “a splash of nation.”
Ok-Dogg is a Brattleboro folks singer-songwriter, drummer of native rock band Riley Lücifer, which is on Oak Sincere, and chief of Ok-Dogg & The Mutts. Anderson, who lives in Connecticut, is also on the label.
Moore is an area educator, songwriter and performer who is also a number of The Collective’s Monday Open Mic Night time. He has carried out all through the area each solo and along with his band Tirade.
Goyette is an area songwriter who performs a mixture of people and blues and is a bartender at The Collective. He additionally sang for former native metallic band Void Swallower.
For the collection, exhibits shall be held as soon as a month in a distinct state in New England and embrace performers from bands on Oak Sincere in addition to associates of the label or bands on it. The exhibits are designed to be “cohesive” as every musician will play acoustically, O’Kanos stated.
Additionally, the hope is to get extra regional publicity. The subsequent exhibits embrace Feb. 11 at Grady Tavern in Manchester, Conn., March 26 at Fort Island Brewing Co. in Norwood, Mass., and Could 21 at Liquid Remedy in Nashua, N.H., with dates to be introduced for Portland, Maine, in April and Rhode Island in June.
For reserving, O’Kanos made some chilly calls, however a few of the venues already had established relationships with him or his labelmates.
“The Collective is on the town and I do know these of us and play their open mic,” he stated.
O’Kanos stated the exhibits are about opening up new markets to the musicians, networking, getting the music to a broader viewers and creating extra alternatives.
“It is a cool little factor,” he stated. “I am excited to see what comes of it.”
Brattleboro will host the kick-off occasion as a result of “it is like the house turf present,” O’Kanos stated.
“It is simply carrying by with our authentic purpose of supporting native artwork and music,” stated Marty Griffin, co-owner of The Collective. “It is simply a chance to deliver extra music again to Brattleboro and to the nightlife, and to assist native artwork and music.”
O’Kanos anticipates every present shall be a bit of bit totally different. Musically, he has some new songs within the works that he plans to carry out through the collection.
Griffin stated the small stage at The Collective presents an intimate house the place attendees are capable of be up-close with the artist.
“You get the entire expertise,” he stated.