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All Sweat Original Series: Randy Leasman, Erin Moore, John Born
January 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The All Sweat Original Series is a curated event to showcase Quad City artists in a way you’ve never seen them before. Unlike a standard concert this is an intimate moment for you to truly connect with these musicians and their art. Local songwriters are paired up with top notch QC musicians to act as their own personal backing band, complete with all the fun and community that the Quad Cities as come to know as an All Sweat Productions show.
This month’s songwriters are:
Randy Leasman was born in Davenport IA. The singer/songwriter grew up in the Quad Cities absorbing the sounds all around him. From Catholic hymns at grade school mass to the latin rhythms of Chicago bands hired to play local weddings and quinceañeras. MTV, Classic Rock radio and the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival were also crucial in Randy’s musical development. Besides being a solo artist, Randy has also performed, written and recorded with many groups over the years including the Candymakers, the Low Down, Zach Harris Band, and currently the Avey Grouws Band. He is an instructor at Kidstock and the Ellis Kell Winter Blues Camp at the River Music Experience as well. Randy released his latest album Forever Loving Living Fantasy in November of 2021.
Back when RIBCO and Rascals were just about the only venues in the Quad Cities that started with the letter ‘R’, a 16-year-old Erin Moore was sneaking into Hunter’s Club, Big Papa’s Palace, Stickmans, The Wagon Wheel, and Stub’s Eddy to experience live music. This OG from the QC first cut her teeth battling her stage-fright at open mics at Blackthorn Pub, 11th Street Precinct, Stacys, and Bierstube in the Village of East Davenport. Meanwhile, the River Music Experience, Rozz Tox, Rust Belt, Renwick Hotel, and Racoon Motel popped up, effervescently, adding fuel to a growing fire. Erin is grateful to witness the widening and deepening of our rich music tradition. It’s remarkable that the music community in the Quad Cities has always been raging — right-in-time with the mighty Mississippi River, sometimes beyond its banks.
Erin has been writing, relentlessly, for as long as she remembers, as a way to make sense of what it means to be human. She has recorded original music projects with BEEs, The Candymakers, and Busted Chandeliers. Stream BEEs EP “Shady Lady” on QCBeats and discover a new local artist on the growing list of contributors. If it isn’t obvious, Erin is pretty elated to be integrating herself back into society in 2022, in the midst of what felt like a bizarre time-warp, with an extensive mask collection and a tiny human to nurture. Currently, she pays the bills being a librarian but dreams of how lovely it would be to open another music venue and name it something righteous, definitely beginning with the letter ‘R’.
John was born in Davenport, but raised in small town IL. Concentrating mostly on sports, and art, he didn’t pick up the guitar until the end of his senior year. Drawing mostly from, grunge, alternative, metal, punk, and of course the regional country music of his youth, he immediately started to write songs of his own. While many songs reflect familiar themes of chasing girls, and late night hell raising, others lean towards his love of history and film. “I want to write rock songs that sound like where I’m from, what I believe, and what I love.”
Doors: 6:30pm / Show: 7pm
All tickets are general admission. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a seat.
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