Dallas songwriter/ composer William Foley, singer/songwriter Hans York, and a line-up of some of North Texas’ finest folk, jazz and classical musicians are set to collaborate on an evening of original pop music at 8:00 p.m. on January 29, 2016, at Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse.
PLUS CD/DVD RELEASE of STAY WITH ME. Stay With Me is William Foley’s new release of intriguing heart felt songs.
With a keen interest in harmony and strong melodies that take you places, William Foley’s compositions defy easy classification. Evocative and soul-stirring, with jazz and classical influences, each piece leads listeners on a journey deep within. The melodies invite resonance along the full spectrum of feeling, from quiet melancholy to expansive joy, grief and sorrow to serene awareness. Like life itself, the music is filled with twists and turns, modulations and unexpected directions. Above all, it fosters greater exploration of the human experience by conveying listeners to sacred places forgotten or never before encountered.
As for Hans York, his 2005 American release, Inside Out, established him as a masterful storyteller, multi-instrumentalist and a producer with a deep musical palette. As one writer said, it introduced an artist who was “… delicate, expressive and highly evocative.” His next release, the 2008 Young Amelia, was a natural progression as Hans was lauded for his “sweet, comfy tenor and expressive acoustic guitar work that place him in the upper echelon of music makers.” During the same year Hans was a winner at the esteemed Kerrville New Folk Festival. In 2009 he decided to go on the road full time playing 250+ shows per year.