Arthur Crittenden + Deanna Sorenson + Summer Osborne + Devon Cahill
This will be a sweet evening of heartfelt original music from some of the region's finest songwriters. Each of these artists bring something different and new to the table. You’ll hear jazz, folk, soul, and more.
Arthur Crittenden is a singer and songwriter hailing from St. Louis, Mo. He first fell in love with music listening to his dad’s old records (Beatles, Queen, etc) and as he grew up he went on to connect with his own favorites (Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, Lauryn Hill, Fiona Apple, etc.). He tended to connect with emotional vocals. He decided to learn how to play guitar so he could attempt to express himself the way these songwriters had done, in the hopes he too could connect with people on this intense emotional level. He eventually started figuring out how to sing as well. He has since performed with local St. Louis acts such as Arthur and the Librarian, Speedboats, Letter to Memphis, and his friend and fellow songwriter Devon Cahill. From 2011-2015 he played all around town from dive bars to the beautiful Sheldon Concert Hall. He left St. Louis to live as a travel nurse from 2015-2019. During this period he wrote many new songs and lived all across the country. He has since returned to St. Louis and is now recording and playing his new songs under the name Kink Arthur. His passion for writing music has only intensified, and he hopes to connect with you on this journey as he begins to share his new songs!
Deanna Sorenson is a singer-songwriter from Missouri. She also writes music and performs for the bands Cave Radio and Last Dance.
Summer Osborne is an award winning American singer-songwriter who entertains audiences throughout the North American continent with her magical brand of melodic and lyrically potent genre-jumping performances. She masterfully amalgamates the human condition, spirituality, truth, love and healing. When Osborne’s kaleidoscope of music is infused with her charismatic stage presence and naturally humorous personality, every show leaves the listener wanting more.
Practically born singing, Devon made her professional debut at age 6 in a three-month run of "The Sound of Music" as the youngest Von Trapp, Gretl. That created a spark, and she went on to do professional musical theatre her whole childhood and adolescence. In 2012 she shifted gears from musical theatre and formed the indie folk band Letter to Memphis, which quickly became a local favorite, playing at venues and major cultural events all over town and winning Best Folk Band from the Riverfront Times two years in a row. In 2017, she ventured out as a solo artist, and debuted her first solo EP, entitled “When I Wake” in October 2018. She plays guitar, ukulele, and harmonica, and her rootsy songwriting style is a hybrid of Americana, indie and folk music. When not performing solo, Devon leads a band with David Newmann, Simon Chervitz, and special guests. They have opened for touring artists such as James McMurtry, Erika Wennerstrom, Amythyst Kiah, and The Local Honeys. Some highlights of Devon’s music career have been singing the National Anthem for over 60,000 people at Enterprise Center in downtown STL, collaborating with Norbert Leo Butz, and playing at the gorgeous Sheldon Concert Hall many times.