Steve Volkmann, Emma Newton, Jeff Lavender, and Sweet Nicky

June 20, 2018 @ 9:00 pm – June 21, 2018 @ 1:00 am
AS220 Main Stage
115 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903



Providence, RI singer/songwriter Steve Volkmann writes and performs original songs inspired by everyday people and their stories. Steve played in original rock n’ roll bands in the Providence and Boston areas throughout the 80’s and 90’s. After living in New York City for ten years, Steve has relocated to Providence’s thriving original music scene.

Steve draws on songwriting influences, including Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Warren Zevon, Elvis Costello, Mark Knopfler, Lou Reed and Van Morrison for their ability to capture the human side of life.


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Emma Newton is a harpist, pianist, singer-songwriter, and producer from the Greater Boston Area. After studying classical music for many years, Emma found her calling in music production and audio engineering, and she currently co-produces with Encore Music Academy and Recording Studios and writes original music on her own. She writes and performs jazz, pop, and singer-songwriter styles for harp and voice.


Jeff Lavender is a solo acoustic songwriter hailing from Providence, RI. Previously performing under the moniker Valencourt from 2005 – 2016, Lavender’s songs nod to influences like Elliott Smith and Death Cab For Cutie – both in the musical sense and brilliant lyrical structure.
Lavender has shared the stage with acts such as Nightmare of You, Mansions, and The Front Bottoms, and was selected as a feature act on Warped Tour’s first installment of the Acoustic Basement stage.
Lavender is working on his follow up to Valencourt’s 2013 release “Quiet Siren” and is planning to do a few short tours in Summer 2018.


Sweet Nicky is a singer/songwriter based out of Warren, RI. He has been performing mandolin with the folk/bluegrass band “Hollow Turtle” for the better part of 6 years, as well as playing drums for various acts prior. Now on guitar, he brings high energy Americana and folk music to the stage with original tunes and a powerful voice.