Greencard Wedding and Blues Singer Ainsley Matich to Play The Way Station

Indie folk rock band Greencard Wedding (Jody Christopherson and Ryan McCurdy of ONCE) is coming back to Brooklyn with whiskey soaked heart soaring harmonies and company from the Big Easy.

Join the internationally influenced duo, as they play a double bill with visiting New Orleans blues singer Ainsley Matich at one of Brooklyn's best music venues, The Way Station, referred to by locals as "The Dr. Who Bar," on Wednesday, July 20th from 10pm-12am. The Way Station is located at 683 Washington Ave (btw Prospect and St Marks)l, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn 11238.

Whiskey soaked wedding cake, great music and a tardis for all await the audience. No cover, general seating at the venue.

The show will be broadcast by LIVAMP (www.livamp.com), a live concert video and artist services platform. The broadcast will be available to watch globally.

For more info, visit www.greencardwedding.com, waystationbk.blogspot.com or ainsleymatichblues.com.

GREENCARD WEDDING is a theatrical indie-folk-rock duo that originated in New York and continues to perform all over America to raise awareness about artist visa's, immigration, Irish toasts and the importance of gathering in pubs. Their music is a combination of whiskey and tight vocal harmonies played on 5 different instruments by two people and are performed in English and some Gaelic. Their critically acclaimed award winning musical "Greencard Wedding" (written by Jody Christopherson), based on the band, has been presented in Miami, Detroit, Brooklyn and The Lower East Side of Manhattan. Favorite band concert venues include The Bitter End, The Delancey, DROM, Ella Lounge and The Lower East Side Music Festival. Greencard Wedding shows include Irish toasts, a set list t-shirt worn by one lucky audience member and wedding cake baked by Jody and Ryan. Whiskey infused Irish wedding cake is their favorite.

Ainsley Matich has been writing songs for over 10 years, often taking multiple genres and mixing them together throughout a single song. Her music is heavily influenced by the blues, Motown, country, classic rock, jazz and pop, and by artists both old and new. Whether performing solo or with her 6 piece band, Ainsley's soulful lyrics and raucous piano playing take center stage, taking the audience on a journey through love, heartbreak, cheating, existential dread, and everything in between. Simply put, she's a girl with her roots in a classical upbringing and her soul in New Orleans.

The Way Station bar and music venue features a range of musical styles including Americana, Folk, N'awlins jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul, Indie Rock, Latin, Country, Bluegrass, Alt-Indian and more. Serving up live music five nights a week with 3-4 bands a night, this averages out to 80 local, national and international acts per month. Proprietor Andy Heidel doesn't believe in a cover charge, this mini music venue passes the hat to support the musicians so you can experience the music risk free. All shows, are $5 suggested donation. Enjoy a craft beer or original specialty cocktail while checking out the future of music.

Also referred to as "The Doctor Who Bar" because of its life sized replica of the Iconic blue police box and its whovian themed cocktail menu, The Way Station is a nerd mecca. Our Sundays are dedicated to nerd culture and feature screenings of sci fi and fantasy movies, Doctor Who episodes while in season, Geeky bands and Nerdeoke.

The Way Station is also a Brooklyn Community Headquarters giving voice to our neighbors through programming such as: Astronomy on Tap, Art Talks Brooklyn, Satellite Magazine: Let's Talk About Cities and our Local Filmmaker's Screening Series.

Pictured: Greencard Wedding (Jody Christopherson and Ryan McCurdy) photo by Michael Niederman, bottom; Ainsley Matich.



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