CATALYST Winter Fundraiser

CATALYST Winter Fundraiser

Thu · November 30, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

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This event is 21 and over


This fall marks CATALYST Magazine’s 35th year in publication, and first year publishing from newly formed nonprofit, Common Good Press!

Come help us celebrate with a night of local music, art, and aerial acrobatics! Green River Blues, Michelle Moonshine, and Jane Lyon will provide the music for the night, covering genres from Americana, Bluegrass, Rock, and Soul.

Aerialists include CATALYST staffer Sophie Silverstone, as well as Erickson Lyons, Chelsie Ross, Mark Webber, and Maddy Fiorelli. Cheryl Sandoval, local abstract painter will be live painting throughout the show.

A short video about CATALYST, past, present, & future by Perry Layne Productions will premiere. Snacks provided by Red Iguana. An array of items will also be auctioned off in a silent auction and opportunity drawings.

Michelle Moonshine
Michelle Moonshine
Singer-Songwriter Michelle Moonshine has original songs with an upbeat tempo, catchy vocal lines, and heartfelt lyrics; but it is her unique voice that truly engages a listener at a performance. Her timbre can be described as incredibly sweet and whimsical, and yet is still saturated in feeling that makes you want to stop and listen to every word. With five years of performing full time, a declined recruitment in 2014 from NBC's The Voice and a national tour under her belt; she's honed her craft in producing her own blend of Country driven Americana.
Green River Blues
Green River Blues
Green River Blues is a heavy riff based blues rock group from Salt Lake City. Inspired by artists like Led Zeppelin & Jimi Hendrix. The voice and lyrics of frontman Richard Cory have a natural J.J. Cale feel to them. The groups writing touches on the topics of sex, love, heartbreak & satisfaction.
Jane Lyon
Jane Lyon is a seasoned singer-songwriter who is making a hard-hitting come back after a five-year hiatus from performing professionally. The CATALYST fundraiser show will be her first time back onstage since her high school days of performing at places like Desert Rocks Music Festival and The Deer Valley Summer Concert Series.
Her sound has evolved, but still holds the same languishing, honest and auspicious zest while her voice has grown to be more out-spoken, vindicated and liberal. She idolizes Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison and Robert Plant’s folk revival while drawing inspiration from modern sounds like Kendrick Lamar, Alt-J and Fiona Apple. Jane’s music is intimate and best when performed around a campfire with friends. She draws upon silence of the space to bring your ear closer to the strum of her guitar. You can find her entire history of performances and original songs on Youtube.
Talia Keys
Talia Keys
Talia Keys is a "musical powerhouse" bringing you her brand of Soul-Funk-Rock n' Roll, infused with unique vocal stylings and a storytelling flow. Sourcing energies largely compared to the bluesy rawness of Janis Joplin and the fire of Jimi Hendrix, synergizing that old soul vibe with new school sounds.

Best described by Katie Bain as "blistering." Having been "struck by her talent, stage presence and refreshing candor." - Insomniac: 2014 Best of Electric Forest. As a Salt Lake City native she keeps herself busy. With local fave, KRCL 90.9 dubbing her "the hardest working musician in town", winning Readers Choice: Best of Utah Music 2016 (2) and being invited to be part of the official lineup for 2017 Sundance Film Fest, all that playing seems to be paying off. Her band has been making a name for itself as well, playing shows together for the last two years.

From festivals to music venues, original music to full blown tribute shows, Talia Keys and The Love are high energy, engaging and unique! Creating music you can dance to and feel.
Venue Information:
The State Room
638 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111