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Adriel Denae
Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel
Saturday, Aug 26

5pm

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A singer, writer and musician, Adriel has toured several continents and performed on David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon and Conan O’Brien, as well as opened for Norah Jones on two multinational tours. The community of musicians she met through years of life on the road provided grounding inside of the freedom that she sought.

Yet Adriel continually searched for a balance between the transitory freedom of a life in music and her deeper sense of calling to make a larger impact on her environment and community. Transitioning into motherhood with the birth of her fist child in 2014 made this tension all the more accute. When Adriel and longtime collaborator Cory Chisel first visited the land where The Refuge is now – simply to see and use the space – Adriel felt like she could breathe for the first time in a long while. She experienced a respite from anxiety and realized a dream that may have always existed beneath the surface: to create a tangible place of safety for people exploring creative expression as a means to make the world a better place.

Adriel and Cory co-founded Refuge Foundation for the Arts in 2016 to build a sanctuary for the arts where creative individuals seeking safe harbor and community engagement can access resources integral to their work.

Adriel is launching her first solo record, produced by Norah Jones, in 2017 and co-founded Clary Collection – an organic skin care line developed for families and made by mothers and friends with partner, Jen Auerbach in 2016. She hopes to develop more efforts in collaborative cottage industry to help supplement the income of creative individuals while providing their communities with healthy, thoughtful alternatives to mass-produced goods.