The Goldfinch Room: Chris Myers & Fred Love

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The Iowa State Center and Ames Community Arts Council have announced the next scheduled Iowa Songwriter Showcase in the Goldfinch Room for Saturday, May 11. Iowa songwriters and artists Chris Myers and Fred Love will grace the stage for one show at 7:00 pm.

The Goldfinch Room is a newly created space on the ground floor of Stephens Auditorium on the Iowa State Center campus. Nestled inside the Celebrity Café on the ground floor, this listening room will provide great acoustics in an intimate setting for approximately 80 people.

Chris Myers is a previous resident of Music City, who has left Nashville and now calls Ames home. Decades of performance and formal training have shaped Myers’ sounds into a fusion of folk, rock, pop, and soul. Myers began his singer-songwriter career at the age of 14 and has no intentions of slowing down. Myers’ songwriting has evolved over the years as a reflection of his life experiences and ever-changing musical influences. Myers has the ability to connect with his audience on many levels through original songs about love, family, travel, and relationships both new and old.

Fred Love is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Ames, Iowa. He released his debut solo album, “Lily of the Valley,” in 2017. Previously, he played guitar and sang in the band the Colt Walkers.  A native of an isolated farm town, Love has always thought of his music as an extension of the most primal forms in the American songbook. His direct blend of country, folk and blues lends his songs an immediacy that taps into the hearts of the wanderers, misfits and strangers that haunt America’s rural interior.

Reserved tables with seating for four (4) are available for $40 or for two (2) for $25. Food options will include cheese platters, hummus tray, popcorn, cookies, and candy, along with a selection of wines, craft and domestic beers, and sodas.

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This program is made possible with the support of Mark and Lisa Harmison, the Iowa State Center and the Ames Community Arts Council.