The Red Room will be welcoming Allison Weiss and Lauren Zettler. Weiss brings "your saddest memories sung to the tune of your happiest," with her upbeat music as a backdrop to sad stories. Joining her will be Zettler, a Berklee alumna whose lush and colorful songs define her as a singer/songwriter.
Allison Weiss writes, “I play guitar and tell my secrets to audiences. When I don't hate the world, I'm completely in love with it. My passions in life are music, graphic design, laughing and making people laugh, having awesome conversations, the internet, the concept of love, and attempting to solve problems and/or win hearts through catchy songs of hope. My favorite part of playing music is paying my dues. I like to work hard and be rewarded. I like to play out of state and sleep on people's floors. I like to make xerox CDs and sell them for production cost. I like crowds who pay attention, and crowds who get drunk and dance. I like to break strings and break hearts and lose sleep and make friends.”
After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Lauren Zettler was convinced of a practical life, working for one of the largest music companies in the world in New York City. When she realized that she was evading her passion for performance, she quit her job, wrote her first EP, and went to LA. Her story will continue to unfold in the Red Room.
Opening the show will be another Berklee alumna, Keppie Coutts. John Mayer says Keppie's "voice is beautiful, just gorgeous. [She's] like a contemporary female Nick Drake . . . and [her] guitar playing is so beautiful, so raw."