Call it a happy accident of 19th-century design, but the Depot has terrific acoustics. Voices carry and fill the room without ever crowding it (though the whoosh of a passing train occasionally joins the chorus). Maybe that’s how we attract national touring artists as well as talented local performers.

 

Hudson Lovell

 

Roscoe & Etta / Maia Sharp & Anna Schulze

Sept. 13, 7:00 p.m.

Roscoe and Etta are the cranky old guitars on which Maia Sharp—a repeat performer at the Depot—and Anna Schulze wrote their self-titled new album Roscoe and Etta. Expect to hear songs from the new record; no word yet whether Roscoe and Etta (the instruments) will make an appearance.

Singer-songwriter Hudson Lovell will perform an opening set.

Maia Sharp's songs have been recorded by The Dixie Chicks, Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Keb Mo, Cher, Edwin McCain, David Wilcox, Art Garfunkel, Paul Carrack, Lisa Loeb, Lizz Wright, Terri Clark and more. She has produced Art Garfunkel, American Idol finalist Crystal Bowersox and Edwin McCain. She co-produced McCain's song "Walk With You" with Grammy-winning producer Don Was. Maia has recorded seven solo releases as well as a collaborative project with Art Garfunkel and Buddy Mondlock, earning critical acclaim at each turn. She has appeared on Mountain Stage, Acoustic Cafe, World Cafe, NPR's "All Things Considered," CBS Early Morning and the Today Show.

At the age of 26, Anna Schulze is a multi-faceted songwriter, artist, and producer whose songs have been featured in the Oscar-winning documentary "Icarus," Carmelo Anthony's "This Is Melo," and MTVs "Awkward."  She has five solo releases, the latest of which, Pickford Market, was featured on "Morning Edition" and described by No Depression as genuine, dynamic, and insightful. Anna learned her way around the studio working under producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Tegan and Sara, Paramore) and Grammy-winning producer Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry).

"Maia is making some of the most innovative and soulful music around with songs that are head-and-shoulders above the rest. She has become one of my favorite artists." - Bonnie Raitt

"Anna Schulze is a refreshing update on the singer/songwriter. She plays electric guitar, sings from the heart, and brings energy and passion to the stage.  She simmers and shimmers somewhere between power pop and emo rock, and her melodies evoke the great American summer." - Glen Ballard