Female singer-songwriters perform at AJ’s Sports Bar

ssorich@ledger-enquirer.comMarch 1, 2012 

  • IF YOU GO

    What: Brittany Avery, Regan D. Floria and Sabra Lucas

    When: 9 p.m.-midnight Friday

    Where: AJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 1700 US 280 Bypass, Phenix City

    Cost: Free

    Details: 334-664-1141

    Reminder: Open to all ages

If you haven’t shouted “girl power” since your Spice Girls obsession ended, you might want to visit AJ’s Sports Bar and Grill Friday night.

The Phenix City hot spot hosts three female singer-songwriters. The lineup includes local artists Brittany Avery, Regan D. Floria and Sabra Lucas. The show is open to all ages.

A variety of male artists will accompany the women, including Brian Mallard, Caleb Gamble, Jack Snipe, Jeff Hall, Jon White, Jelani Jackson and Andrew Neuhaus.

“I am so excited about this show,” Regan D. Floria said. “To play alongside these girls and be able to share our music, styles and gifts in one night together is going to be ah-mazing.” Comedian “SWAN” will emcee the show, she said.

We introduced you to Sabra Lucas earlier this year, when we previewed her CD release party at The Loft. “She sings what she feels and feels what she sings whether it is wrong or right,” according to her musician bio online.

Using real-life topics like relationships for song inspiration, Sabra boasts a unique guitar style and an “earthy and rootsy sound.”

Regan D. Floria exudes a similar sense of strength through her music.

“I was told my whole life that if you hadn’t made it by the time you turned 24 you would never make it,” she said. “I tell you what, I am well past 24 and I know this journey for me is just beginning.”

She added, “I want to be an encouragement to other artists who have been held back by someone or something.”

Brittany Avery learned to play fiddle and guitar when she was 10, and started writing music at the same age. She spent time in Kentucky, where she learned to play banjo and developed a love for folk music.

Brittany focuses on both the technical and emotional components of music, impressing fans with not only what she sings, but also how she sings it.

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