Friday, August 29, 2008

ELIXIR presents vocalist EMILY MUSTY and guitarist DAVID NEWSAM - Thurs. Sept. 4

ELIXIR at The Freight House presents

Vocalist EMILY MUSTY and Guitarist DAVID NEWSAM

- Thursday, September 4th  


ELIXIR at The Freight House, the Upper Valley’s premier destination for fine dining and live music, presents the duo of vocalist EMILY MUSTY and guitarist DAVID NEWSAM in an evening of classic and contemporary jazz, folk, and pop, featuring tunes from their CD Songs in the Key of Em, on Thursday, September 4, 2008 from 7 to 10pm.  Call ELIXIR at 802-281-7009 for reservations.  There is no cover charge for the music.


An accomplished, diversely talented performer, Emily Musty grew up on a milking farm in rural New Hampshire.  At the age of five she was singing on stage, and throughout grade school and high school she starred in musicals such as The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, and Little Shop of Horrors.  She continued her stage work while earning her BA in Theatre, with a minor in Dance, at Hamilton College and started classical voice training, landing roles in staged operettas.  Since launching her West Coast film career in May 2006 she has numerous commercial credits and has been featured as an actress on television shows such as MTV's Room 401, Passions, Cold Case , Untold Stories of the ER , and the Do It Yourself Network.  She has starred in independent films such as Up and Down Again, Her, Not the One, and Project HEX, and is highlighted as a vocal performer in the film Sundowning.  She has also held leading theatrical roles in music videos for the bands Shoeless Joe and Mars Hill and has also worked as a model for Saks Fifth Avenue.  From 2002-2005, Em sang lead in the New England cover band ONE EYE OPEN. She has also performed in duo groups such as Sweet Medicine and with guitar virtuoso David Newsam, singing classic and contemporary jazz, folk, and pop tunes from Diana Krall, Eva Cassidy and Nora Jones.  Her first CD with David Newsam, Songs in the Key of Em, is currently available.  For more information, visit


David Newsam is an assistant professor in the guitar department at Berklee College of Music, where he has taught since 1989. He is also a senior lecturer in music at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH where he teaches guitar and jazz improvisation. David created the jazz guitar program at the University of New Hampshire, where he teaches, directs the UNH Jazz Guitar Ensemble and coaches jazz ensembles.  He is a former faculty member of the National Guitar Summer Workshop. David performs solo and group engagements throughout New England. He has performed in concerts and clinics with many noted musicians, among them guitarists Jim Hall, Bucky Pizzarelli, Gene Bertoncini and Howard Alden; pianists Dave McKenna and James Williams; drummers Ed Shaughnessy, Louis Bellson, Bob Moses and Alan Dawson; and jazz legends Clark Terry, Phil Wilson, Joe Williams and Milt Jackson. David also has extensive theater experience, including performances with Jack Jones, Mitzi Gaynor, Dianne Carroll, The Fifth Dimension, The Shirelles, and Carol Channing.  Former Artistic Director of the Boston Classical Guitar Society, he currently performs with the Back Bay Guitar Trio. His recent concert appearances include performances at Berklee College of Music, Longy School of Music, Dartmouth and St. Anselm Colleges, The House of Blues and the Boston Hatch Shell. David is the author of the book Making Money Teaching Music, published by Writer's Digest Books, and the DVD “How to Accelerate Your Classical Guitar Playing,” produced by Rittor Music.  For more information, visit


Located at The Freight House, 188 S. Main Street, White River Junction, VT (802-281-7009), ELIXIR Restaurant and Lounge presents eclectic fare and small plates and features special martinis, local beers, an international wine list, and live music nightly.  Support live music!


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