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2017 Buskers

As equally diverse as the visual artists, ENGAGE Art Fair will also showcase performances from these talented solo singers, songwriters, and musicians from open to close daily.

Street performance or "busking" is the act of performing in public places for gratuities. In many countries the rewards are generally in the form of money but other gratuities such as food, drink or gifts may be given.

Typically, buskers play music or otherwise perform for voluntary donations in the street or in subways. In the case of ENGAGE Art Fair, they'll perform just like street performers...in the aisleways or on a "street" corner within the gallery.
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Lead artist, Clark Harding

Lead artist, Clark Harding

Clark Harding’s musical journey started as youth. He studied Suzuki piano method which helped him acquire relative pitch at an early age. He was in Craig Bond’s acclaimed choirs throughout St. Helena Middle School and High School. He started learning ethnic percussion and rhythms on hand drums at the age of 14. He learned African, Middle Eastern, Latin rhythms and more. He also played hand drums alongside the St. Helena High School Choir at times. Also as a teen he started learning simple recording techniques and also gained a footing in turntablism. In 2015 Harding formed the Napa Music Collective. A 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting music in Napa for everyone and providing a supportive collaborating platform for local musician’s. 
Robert Sherman

Robert Sherman

Rob Sherman is a performing musician songwriter who plays guitars and other things. His band 11:11 won regional acclaim and should have been famous by now.
Your shoelace is untied.
 
Forrest Hill

Forrest Hill

Forrest Hill is a singer songwriter living in Napa. In 1980, he co-founded the Boston based funk rock band Judy’s Tiny Head (JTH), which went on to release two successful EPs. The 1985 single My Car, produced by Will Garret (now chief engineer at Spotify), enjoyed copious amounts of air play in Boston and became a top 20 hit on college radio. Forrest recently release his first solo album or original songs called Rust. The album combines poetic lyrics with folk and indie rock styles to produce a sound that is uplifting, soulful and personal. It is dedicated to all those that believe we are never too old to create what is truly in our hearts or open up to a song that inspires us. Forrest is preparing to record his next album in the fall of 2017. 
Moonlight Daydream

Moonlight Daydream

Pete and Jon used to play in a duo together that covered many hits you know and love and many you don't know and love. And they still do, too. 
Kristen Van Dyke

Kristen Van Dyke

Here to put some pep in your step and or even make you cry at times. Folk influenced artist, Kristen enjoys playing as much as singing. Some influences include Ani Difranco, Tori Amos,
Patsy Cline, and Billie Holiday.
 
GretschKat Delta Blues

GretschKat Delta Blues

Dalton Piercey is Gretschkat Delta Blues. Harnessing his nickname Gretschkat, he has been belting out 20th Century Blues and Old Time songs for over 15 years. Performing and playing traditional tunes and originals Gretschkat brings the style and the art of Southern Delta Blues to a diversity of audiences. With the performances comes a little history about these period songs and the art of early blues from places such as Mississippi, Tennessee and the Mountain sounds of his heritage. The style of New Orleans and Cajun Creole music will be offered too. Currently ending a long engagement at a local restaurant in Napa Valley, Gretschkat performed over 50 shows entertaining adults and children too. It was remarked that not only is he a musical artist but he is an entertainer as well. Should you have the opportunity to see this Kat in performance, don’t miss out. As the bluesman will ask “be a circle or be a square just be there!” 
Trevor Lyon

Trevor Lyon

Emerging from the noise comes the amiable voice of Trevor Lyon. Creating his own robust blend of Reggae infused with elements of Rock, Blues, Hip Hop and Jazz, Trevor Lyon is who he is today because of the road he has traveled. Lots of stories and life along the way, each story is a song, and every song tells a story... 
Jeffrey McFarland-Johnson

Jeffrey McFarland-Johnson

Jeffrey McFarland-Johnson, enjoys his retirement from twenty-two years of teaching Music, Language, and Social Studies to middle-school public school students in Napa. He and Terry Winn have formed the Napa Valley Duo (cello & piano) which performs regularly throughout the Napa Valley. Jeffrey is the author of a method book entitled A Visual Approach To Scales And Chords On Guitar, the first of four volumes which make up a series for string instruments tuned in fourths and fifths. Mr. McFarland-Johnson holds a Bachelor’s degree in cello performance from U.O.P. and a Master’s degree in Composition from UCSD. He plays cello, guitar, bass, piano, and writes music for all occasions when the muse hits him. 
Scotty Styles

Scotty Styles

Scott Charles Morgan aka Scotty Styles is a genre bending multi-instrumentalist MC/Singer with a penchant for improvisation both lyrically and instrumentally. A true showman he seamlessly dances his way through funk, soul, jazz, blues, reggae and hip hop. 
Shawn Hartshorn

Shawn Hartshorn

Shawn Hartshorn was born on the island of Guam. His musical influences range from Island to Folk to Reggae and this comes out in his amazingly unique style. Drawing inspiration from God, his family and friends, his lyrics and melodies reflect a message of love and well-being to be enjoyed by all. Shawn is an auto-didactic musician who is proficient with guitar, bass, percussion and is an unmatched live vocalist. For over 20 years he has played music in California as a solo artist and with bands, including NOEMA and Dub Highway. You can find his newly released, self-titled debut album today at shawnhartshorn.bandzoogle.com. 
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