Grand Prize Winning Local Songwriter Circle w/, Ben Mason, Kipyn Martin, Tony Denikos

Pearl Street warehouse Presents

Grand Prize Winning Local Songwriter Circle w/

Ben Mason

Kipyn Martin

Tony Denikos

Wed · February 7, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

This show is  GA.

Seating is limited and first come first serve.

Tables are meant to be shared.

Ben Mason
Ben Mason
Ben has been a performing musician in the DC area since the 70's. He’s played at the Birchmere, Jiffy Lube Live, the old Cellar Door, Blues Alley, the Bayou, the Kennedy Center, the Baltimore Civic Center and all the venues in between. He was on Lifesong Records { Jim Croce}, RCA Sunberry/ Dunbar, was signed to Nashville's Cedarwood Publishing as a writer, has appeared as a musical guest on the Today Show, written 2 nationally aired filmscores for NBC television documentarys, was the Grand Prize winner in the 10th Annual Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest, has appeared on over 100 albums and been involved in too many inane jingles, appeared as the opening act or recorded with Foreigner, Styx, Don Felder, Steve Laurie of the Hollies, the Dilliards, Poco, Rick Derringer, Steuart Smith of the Eagles, Bo Diddly, Dave Mason and John Cougar Mellencamp. His first album, "River Deep In Me " was produced by John Jennings, who also produced Mary Chapin Carpenter.

Ben opened for Billy Ray Cyrus in Washington, DC before 80,000 people for Rolling Thunder, and he returned to their stage again in 2015 and 2016, where crowds of 40,000 people gather at the Lincoln Memorial. A 13 song CD, "Loveland" is his third solo release, and has songs on it which are featured in the film "Recludere" and on MSNBC's show "Juvies". Disney recently licensed his song, "Every One of Us" from that same CD. He is signed to a publisher in LA who works exclusively in television and film, and was the force behind CBS music for 12 years. He is set to release his fourth CD, " Flesh and Bone ”, which features the lead guitarist of the Eagles, Steuart Smith in January 2018. Ben plays piano and sings songs he's written about his life and the world around him. He is also a mixed media constructionist, and is about to release his first novel, “Big Boy Movers, Sex, Trucks, and Rock and Roll” about his life as the owner of a rock and roll moving company.
Kipyn Martin
Kipyn Martin
Kipyn Martin is an emerging Americana singer/songwriter whose roots sink into the banks of the Shenandoah River. Her voice is gathering a reputation in the region, hailed by listeners as "an instrument of unrefined purity" (Tony S.- Leicester Bangs) and "the most pure voice I've ever heard" (Karin Fuller- The Charleston Gazette). She currently plays festival stages in Virginia and Maryland and delights audiences at vineyards, coffeehouses, and house concerts throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Kipyn was a multi-award winner at the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (Gold Award in Open category, Director's Choice Award, Honorable Mention in Folk/Acoustic), and she was also named a semi-finalist in the 2013 UK Song Contest. An honesty and vitality of voice make this woman a performing artist not to be missed.
Tony Denikos
Tony Denikos
Some of Tony's earliest memories are of riding along the country roads of central Maryland, singing songs like -- "Jack O' Diamonds" by Tex Ritter, "Born to Lose" by Ray Charles, "Caldonia" by Louis Jordan and "Pendulum Swings" by Roger Miller -- along with his Dad and sisters while my mom smiled at the landscape gliding by... A seed had been planted.

After years of playing pubs and bars in various configurations Tony decided it was time to record a collection of songs he'd written and released Naked & Smiling (1999). The Washington Post reviewed it calling Tony a, "Tunesmith in the best sense of the word", and folks started coming out to listen to his originals. A tradition of recording songs about real-life, mixed with humor, heart ache and wit was born.

Time Tells Tales followed in 2003. He started to hone a more Folk/Americana sound, relying on earlier influences as well as artists such as John Prine, Chris Smither, John Fogerty, John Hiatt, Richard Thompson and Steve Earle. Time Tells Tales was given a good deal of radio play in Europe and free form stations here at home and it seemed that he had found his true voice somewhere in that gumbo of influences.

The Tony Denikos Band had taken its' shape too and they started playing all across the Mid-Altlantic region.

In 2005, Tony headed to Nashville to begin his next project, Already Gone. He started laying down tracks with Timm Biery (Danny Gatton, Nils Lofgren). Timm brought in Dave Jacques (John Prine, Emmy Lou Harris), Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam), and Warner Hodges (Jason and the Scorchers) on the project to record with Gantt Kushner, Scott and Jen Smith (Naked Blue) and myself – what an amazing experience. Already Gone hit the streets with a bang in late 2009 and received critical acclaim from DJs and writers around the globe. It went to #2 on the Euro Americana Chart and #7 on the Freeform American Roots (FAR) Chart right out of the gate.

In 2012, Under the Church was released and again Tony found himself on the EA and FAR Charts and the tongues and pens of critics around the globe. Under the Church went to places both darker and more light-hearted than previous releases and may well be Tony's best CD to date.

From South Carolina to Texas to upstate New York, you can find Tony performing in any number of configurations. Be it an intimate and conversational acoustic solo show to a full on, five- piece band, Tony's are truly a must hear -must see show for anyone who values first rat
Venue Information:
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC, 20024