WFMA's monthly Showcase Series continues at Positano Ristorante Italiano, an outstanding restaurant in downtown Bethesda, MD, just 3 blocks from the Bethesda Metro (and with plenty of FREE parking on Sundays). These showcases are normally held on the second Sunday of each month (at 7 PM unless otherwise noted, though you'll want to arrive at 6 or 6:30 in order to have time to order dinner). WFMA's goal is to bring you performers who have been favorites at our events over the years and introduce new performers to you as well.
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or call 1-(301)744-7740
Your name, the number in your party, and the showcase for which you are making a reservation
Admission (paid at the door):
Members - $15
Non-Members - $20
Zak Trojano is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, a finger-style guitar player, a fly-fisherman, and a beer drinker. He watches more than he talks, the guy at the end of the bar nursing a drink while the afternoon light angles in, letting the conversation pile up around him like snowfall. He grew up in New Hampshire, outside of town in a cabin built by his parents. His father was a drummer who held down a regular country gig, and nights after work he would loosen his tie and show his son the finer points of Ginger Baker and Elvin Jones. In New Hampshire they drove around in trucks, and Prine and Dylan cassettes showed up in most of those trucks. Zak made Eagle Scout, got his knots down. Then it was college and out, wandering the country from the desert Southwest to Great Plains until he ran out of money, washing windows to work up the bus fare home. After a while it seemed like he ought to write some songs, and he did: heavy songs with a light touch; an AM radio throwback voice and an intricate finger-style technique framed by a drummer’s rhythm.
Shawna Caspi, is a mighty singer, a story sculptor, and a truth teller from Toronto, Ontario. She has toured across Canada and the USA and believes in poetry and the power of one person and one instrument. Shawna’s vocals are brewed by years of classical training followed by years on the road finding her own voice singing folk songs. Her performances capture audiences with grace and intimacy whether the setting is a living room, a festival stage, or the bar car of a passenger train. She has a whole band under her fingertips, with a remarkable lyrical fingerpicking guitar style. Shawna loves the landscapes of her travels and while weaving them into her songs, she has also been portraying them on canvases, painting one-of-a-kind works of art inspired by the rich scenery she sees on tour.