Schommer & Shynes at Linden Hill! Comedy! Music!
October 04, 2020 • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Linden Hill Historic Estate
608 Highland Avenue
Little Falls, Minnesota, Minnesota 56345
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Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Sunday at 2 PM – 4:30 PM
Comedian Jason Schommer and Singer-Songwriter Michael Shynes are thrilled to announce a special outdoor performance at Linden Hill on Sunday, October 4th at 2pm. “Schommer and Shynes at Linden Hill” is an afternoon of comedy, storytelling and music and joining them is special guest violinist David Gerald Sutton. Tickets are $20 plus fees and are available online at Eventbrite with the link https://bit.ly/LHSchommerShynesSutton. All those attending should bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on in the upper grounds of Linden Hill. More information is available by contacting Jason by email at email@example.com
With the global pandemic closing performance venues and forcing shows to be cancelled for most of the year, local favorites and Little Falls natives Jason Schommer and Michael Shynes have decided to get creative and offer a special performance of hilarious comedy, witty stories and amazing music by taking the show outside! Moving the show outdoors allows the event to safely comply with all COVID-19 restrictions and guidance and still gives audiences a much needed break to sit back, relax and spend the afternoon laughing and listening to live music. “Schommer and Shynes at Linden Hill” is a rare opportunity to enjoy these talented performers who are making a name for themselves in entertainment industry in a stunningly beautiful location on the grounds of the historic mansions of Linden Hill!
Jason Schommer is a standup comedian, actor, director and storyteller who spent two years as the opening act for comedy legend Louie Anderson in Las Vegas and continues to tour with Louie regularly. Minnesota’s own comedy icon Louie Anderson says “Jason is funny, clever, smart, and on his way to the big time!”. As a stand up comic Jason has performed all over the USA as well as Canada and for the US Military in Japan and has worked with such comedy superstars as Chris Kattan (Saturday Night Live, Night at the Roxbury), Josh Blue (Last Comic Standing champion), Judy Tenuta (Grammy Award Best Comedy Album), and Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live, The Ladies’ Man). A regular performer at The Moth, Jason has won numerous Story Slam competitions and was invited to perform at the GrandSlam at The Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul in 2016 and in 2018 at The Guthrie Theater and has been heard on The Moth Radio Hour aired nationally as well as featured on the podcast. In 2019 Jason hosted The Moth GrandSlam at the Guthrie Theater. In addition to The Moth, Jason has performed at numerous storytelling events throughout the region including Strike Story Slam and WordSprout Story Slam. Jason has worked in New York City for “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” and for Richard Frankel Productions, a Tony Award winning Broadway Producer. Jason has directed and acted in numerous productions including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Evita, Grease, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Pajama Game, Murder at the Howard Johnson’s, and Singin’ in the Rain. Jason recently released his first live comedy album “Confessions of a Local Celebrity” and worked behind the scenes in Hollywood as a stand in for Louie Anderson in the FX television series Baskets.
Michael Shynes is a Midwest born singer songwriter with a Platinum Record in Poland. Being a self taught musician from Little Falls, MN, Michael chased an unlikely dream and built a career out of nothing more than pure hustle and soulful songwriting. While Michael’s music may be difficult to define (often oscillating from Folk to Pop to R&B to Country and then back again), the intent behind it is the unifying ingredient; the unmistakable truth that it never strives to be anything less than genuine and authentic. Blending shades of multiple genres over an acoustic and full band landscape, his songs are ripe with lyrical depth rarely paired with such mainstream appeal. The thing that seems to separate Michael is unquestionably his vocal stylings. With a range and falsetto that is nothing short of captivating, his acoustic finger picking style acts as the perfect bed of warmth on which his soulful lyrics can rest. Michael would often get noticed as a strong local candidate to open up for National acts as they came through town, and even ended up on a tour with Platinum Recording Artist Howie Day. From humble beginnings, he has worked to become one of the most sought after performers in the Midwest and now plays to stand room only crowds. Michael Shynes recently released his third full length album “The River, The Current, and The Undertow” to rave reviews.
David Gerald Sutton is Minneapolis-based five-string violinist, string arranger, and composer who has been able to find a unique voice in the world of music with his violin, not limited to the addition of an extra string on his instrument. Utilizing guitar effect pedals and taking a page from Ed Sheeran's book on looping, David has combined these electronic elements with almost 20 years of classical and jazz studies to carve out a place for the violin in today's world of pop music, both synthesized and organic. Whether he's providing a one-man orchestra for artists or writing and producing his own instrumental pop music, David has his hands in as many facets of the music world he possibly can. The emotion and passion that exudes from his playing can be felt by audiences of all ages and genre preferences, calming anxiety-driven minds and restoring fond memories of joy and wonder. From the streets of Minneapolis to venues across the nation, David Gerald Sutton is sure to provide an experience unlike any other heard from a violinist before. His newest release, “Deep Breath”, is available now on all digital platforms.